Types of oral surgery from a Santa Rosa, CA dentist
At Vineyard Dental Group in Santa Rosa, CA, our goal is always to help patients maintain their natural smile. Still, there are instances when oral surgery to remove a tooth may be the best option for oral health. In these instances, we will recommend a tooth extraction. The most common type of extracted teeth is wisdom teeth or the third molars in the back of the mouth. In other situations, patients may face dental surgery for the extraction of other teeth due to advanced decay or disease. In both scenarios, we offer patients safe, comfortable extractions and restorations to fully restore the smile.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
We may recommend having the wisdom teeth removed in the following scenarios:
- Impaction – when the teeth cannot properly erupt past the gum line
- Crowding – when there is not enough room for them in the arch
- Shifting – when teeth begin to drift out of position because of wisdom teeth
- Infection – when wisdom teeth are impacted, they can lead to decay or infection
Advanced oral surgery for wisdom tooth extraction
If wisdom teeth have already fully erupted, we may just be able to do a simple extraction, or what’ is commonly referred to as “pulling the teeth.” If the teeth are impacted or not fully erupted from the gum line, we will need to perform oral surgery.
Other Extractions and Dental Implants
When teeth are unable to be restored due to decay, disease, or injury, we may need to extract the teeth to prevent infection and restore oral health. Missing teeth can impact oral health, putting healthy teeth at risk of shifting into the gap left behind. After the tooth is extracted, we may recommend dental implants in order to restore the smile.
Dental implants replace the missing tooth root in the jaw and provide the foundation for a dental crown restoration. With dental implants, we can preserve the health of your remaining teeth and the jawbone to prevent deterioration which is common after tooth loss.
Choose Vineyard Dental Group for advanced oral surgery
If you’ve been looking for an oral surgery center near me in Santa Rosa, CA, you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call at (707) 545-0944 to book an evaluation.