Dental surgery is often a last resort to protect your oral health when all other methods have been exhausted or failed.
We may recommend surgical tooth extraction if your tooth is stuck beneath your gums.
Types Of Oral Surgery
Dental Implant Surgery
While the dental implant procedure used to take several months, we use Teeth-in-an-Hour from Nobel Biocare to give you a new smile in one appointment. Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse to your jawbone for permanent stability. Many of our patients appreciate that their dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) designed to support a crown or permanent denture. Your jawbone needs stimulation from tooth roots to stay healthy. When you lose a tooth, you also lose what was preventing jawbone tissue from deteriorating. Fortunately, a tooth implant is embedded in the jawbone so you’ll be able to avoid facial collapse and further tooth loss.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
Our dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth. However, sometimes we’ll need to extract a tooth as a last resort to protect your oral health. Before emergency tooth extraction, we’ll take x-rays to determine the best method for pulling teeth. Once we develop a plan for tooth removal, you will be prepped for the procedure.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
- Baby tooth won’t fall out naturally
- Severe tooth decay
- Infected tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Orthodontic correction
To schedule your appointment with our Livonia dentists, call Livonia Family Smiles at (734) 525-6100.