Surgical Dentistry

DR. SCHWARTZ, AN EXPERIENCED DENTIST IN CHARLOTTE, NC

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

From extraction of baby teeth, to impacted 3rd molars commonly called wisdom teeth, Dr. Schwartz has vast experience in this field of oral surgery. Often a tooth is deemed to be beyond repair, or a 3rd molar may be impacted and thus not able to properly erupt into the mouth. In a situation such as this, Dr. Schwartz can quickly and accurately diagnosis the condition and present your options to you. There are 4 levels of relaxation or sedation that can be employed to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

BONE GRAFTS

Following extraction of a tooth, the bone that supported that tooth can shrink back. The bone may now not be of adequate size and dimension to support a dental implant, if that is the desired treatment to replace the now missing tooth. A bone graft can be placed at the time of the extraction and will help greatly reduce the amount of bone that is lost. A bone graft procedure can also be performed at a much later date following the extraction. Although a graft placed after the bone has healed following an extraction is a much more extensive procedure and more costly

GUM GRAFTS

Receding gums expose the root of a tooth and can cause cold sensitivity in that tooth. Receding gums also exert forces on a tooth and bone that support the tooth. These forces will lead to receding bone around the tooth. Eventual this cycle of receding gums leading to receding bone which worsen the receding gum will lead to loss of the tooth. Gum grafts are intricate surgical procedures that repair the receding, and replace the tissue around the tooth with tissue that is of stronger quality and will not recede.

PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS

Periodontal surgery is surgery that usually involves both the soft (gums) and hard (bone) tissue that surround and support the teeth. The scope of the procedure varies greatly with the extend of the defect of the gum tissue.

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