Sometimes, to cure a deeper problem in a patient's tooth, it'll require going under the knife to remove whatever ails them. At Pickup Bagshaw Dental, we're experienced in a few types of oral surgeries to give our patients the best chance at rejuvenating their smile. If you're experiencing dental problems, are anticipating wisdom teeth eruption, or have lost a tooth, then take a look at the list below for procedures we offer.
If your tooth has become decayed or damaged from disease or physical trauma, it may be best to remove the tooth entirely. This can prevent infections from spreading to other surrounding teeth, and can alleviate any pain being experienced because of the traumatized tooth. Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr Hong will determine the severity of the damage done to your tooth and if it's salvageable. However, if it puts the patient's health at risk, it may be best for the patient to have the tooth removed.
Wisdom teeth are another matter. Wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, and are closely monitored by the dentist as they emerge. Some wisdom teeth have difficulty emerging and can potentially damage the neighboring teeth. It's important to remove these if they pose a threat to your other teeth, as this can lead to painful crowding, shifting teeth, and possible oral health risks from the exposed tooth.
Technically, these third molars are not needed for a complete smile and should be removed before they cause damage. If you or your child has erupting wisdom teeth, come consult with us today to determine your candidacy for having them removed.
If you're missing one or more teeth, a popular tooth replacement option is dental implants. These fixtures are placed directly into the jawbone, and are meant to look and feel like natural teeth. Placing these implants is no job for an ordinary general dentist: with the oral surgery experience of Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw and Dr Hong, we can place your dental implant with care and precision. You'll have a complete smile once again, thanks to a permanent dental implant.
If periodontal (gum) disease is doing damage to your oral health, and other treatments aren't working to clear the infections, it may be more beneficial to undergo gum surgery. With gum surgery, we can eliminate the diseased tissues and clean up the area to give your gums a better chance at recovering. Healthy gums help healthy teeth stay strong and secure. If you're unsure about the state of your gum health, schedule a consultation with Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr Hong to have your oral health evaluated for possible signs of the disease.
Regardless of which procedure your oral health needs, it's important that you follow-up with instructional care. For most oral surgeries, it's normal to experience some bleeding and swelling after your procedure, but if you experience these symptoms for a prolonged period, please contact us right away for further instructions.
Our Launceston patients deserve access to the treatments and procedures they need, and we have a variety of oral surgeries available to better their oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr Bagshaw, Dr Pickup and Dr Hong to determine which oral surgery procedures are best for you.
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