Dental surgical procedures are sometimes necessary to remove infected teeth, treat defects of the bone or gums, or to provide structural support for restorative dental procedures.
Our dentists and dental specialists are equipped and trained to provide a full range of routine and surgical dental procedures in the comfort of our office.
Restorative Surgical Treatments
In some cases, bone and tissue grafts may be recommended to provide stability for dental implants or to optimize the fit of dentures. These treatments are also sometimes necessary to repair damage caused by periodontal (gum) disease.
- Crown lengthening is a fairly common surgical procedure in which the gum tissue or bone height is modified to expose enough tooth structure to support a crown.
Placement of Dental Implants
“Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth...” (www.aaoms.org)
If you are missing a tooth, you probably understand the challenges of trying to chew, and the awkwardness of smiling and laughing if you are missing a front tooth. We would recommend that you seek the advice of a dentist to discuss the long-term effects of missing teeth, (other than wisdom teeth) including shifting of other teeth and risk of bite collapse.
The standard of care in dentistry is to replace missing functional teeth with an implant, bridge or denture to prevent further damage and potential loss of other teeth. Whenever possible, dental implants are recommended for tooth replacement, or to secure a bridge or denture. Read more about Dental Implants
Surgical Tooth Removal
Routine Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Extraction
In the event a tooth cannot be restored to full function, our doctors may recommend removal and replacement with a dental implant, bridge or denture. Our team of dentists and dental specialists will collaborate on the best course of care with your goals in mind.
Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are often troublesome and are not functional for most patients. We usually recommend removal of these teeth.
Read more about Wisdom Teeth Extraction
A Relaxed, Comfortable Experience
During your initial consultation, we will fully explain what to expect and help you plan for your treatment. We encourage you to ask any questions, or bring your spouse or family member to go over your procedure and follow-up instructions together.
Our practice offers Sedation Dentistry options to keep you completely comfortable while in our care.
Contact Us for more information about surgical dental care.
Our office adheres to strict sterilization procedures that meet or exceed all guidelines for OSHA,
the CDC and the American Dental Association.
|Dental Care Center
3432 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31204
|Phone: (478) 755-8366
For Orthodontic Patients: (800) 711-4500
Fax: (478) 755-8399
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