Oral surgery typically involves the removal of a patient's tooth or teeth in a process known as tooth extraction. It is usually required when the patient's tooth or teeth are severely decayed, broken, or infected and no favorable outcome is expected from any restorative option. Typically a bone graft is recommended in conjunction with extraction of a tooth to provide a strong foundation for both adjacent teeth and future replacement of the extracted tooth. In order to replace the missing tooth or teeth there are many options such as HYBRIDGE, single implants, fixed bridges, or a removable prosthetic device.
The removal of impacted or otherwise harmful wisdom teeth to prevent future complication or relieve discomfort is another common reason for tooth extraction and a service regularly provided by Elmwood Dental Group.
In non-emergency cases, each of these options will be discussed in detail with your dentist to best determine which is best for you, and a treatment plan and sequence established prior to extraction of the affected tooth or teeth. Of course risk and benefits as well as pre and post-operative recommendations and medications will be thoroughly discussed with your dentist and accompanying staff.