Extractions

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Infection in the mouth
  • Facial swelling
  • Swelling of the gum line in the back of the mouth

What is involved in the extraction procedure?

The wisdom tooth extraction surgery will be done by Dr. Bateman in the comfort of his dental office. Before beginning the procedure, the doctor will give the patient the appropriate sedative.

The procedure involves removing the gum tissue that lays over the tooth, gently detaching the connective tissue between the tooth and the bone, removing the tooth and suturing the opening in the gum line.

Each patient’s mouth is different and therefore the guidelines for how to care for their mouth after surgery may vary. Dr. Bateman will explain to you what to expect in your specific case.

Implants

When natural teeth are lost or are not able to be saved, quality of life can often be improved with the use of dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Dental implants with crowns would replace missing teeth and implant retained dentures provide many advantages over traditional dentures.

3D Imaging

NewTom VGi is a high-performance, compact and safer version of the regular CT scan. It acquires 360‎° images (each angle for a total of 360‎° ) from a standing or sitting patient. It couples a revolutionary flat panel X-ray detector technology with a very small focal spot (3.mm), to produce the clearest, sharpest images possible.

Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a tooth that is giving you pain or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold? Has your tooth become discolored or are the nearby gums swelling or tender? Do you have spontaneous pain? If so, chances are you have an infection and may need a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are an excellent way to repair and strengthen badly damaged teeth. Covering the entire surface area of the tooth, they help to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking. By reinforcing these weaker teeth, they effectively reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Most mouths are too small for these four additional molars; therefore, an extraction procedure is often necessary.

IV and Oral Sedation

If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone! Dr. Bateman and his compassionate staff understand. More importantly, they have solutions: intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide and oxygen, or a combination of oral and nitrous oxide sedation together.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection in the gums and bone around the teeth, which results in periodontal pockets that could create bone loss. The deeper the pockets, the more infection you have and the more serious the infection. Periodontal treatment will remove this infection and give these pockets a chance to heal.

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