Dayton residents turn to Alex Bell Dental for everything from tooth decay treatment to oral surgery
Although tooth decay is one of the most common issues dentists treat, sometimes, dental issues require oral surgery. People in Dayton can rely on Alex Bell dental to meet all of their needs.
Finding out that you need oral surgery can make many patients feel apprehensive or anxious. If you’ve never had oral surgery, you may be unaware of the details of the procedure and the recovery time. Patients of Alex Bell Dental who need oral surgery can expect the same kind of personal and compassionate care that they are accustomed to receiving from Dr. Cobb and the rest of the team. In addition, we offer patients sedation to help put them at ease for their surgery.
Common reasons for oral surgery:
Extraction – Teeth that are severely decayed may require extraction. When cavities are left untreated, the damage can extend deep into the dental pulp. If the damage cannot be reached and removed from above the gum line, the tooth must be surgically removed. Teeth that are impacted may also require surgical extraction. This happens often with wisdom teeth.
Implants – Patients who are missing teeth may turn to dental implants as an alternative to traditional dentures. Implants are composed of titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once the rod has been placed, it goes through a healing process and it fuses with the existing bone structure. Once this process is complete, the rods act as artificial tooth roots. Dentures, bridges, or crowns can be placed on top of the implant to complete the restoration. Implants are extremely stable and are the closest restoration to natural teeth.
Gum disease – During its earliest stage, gingivitis can be addressed without the need for oral surgery. However, if it is left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis, which is characterized by infections that can reach far below the gum line. In the most advanced stages, surgical treatment may be necessary.
At Alex Bell Dental, oral surgery is just one of the procedures we offer to our patients in the Dayton area. To learn more about all of our services, call us today.
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