Oral Surgery

Do you have dental concerns that can not be resolved by standard dental treatments? You may need to see an oral surgeon. Oral surgery is a branch of dentistry that deals with procedures and treatments that require special care and surgical attention. An oral surgeon is a dental specialist who has completed additional training in order to perform these more complex procedures. 

If you have been told that you require oral surgery, it is important to understand why. With this information, you can make an informed decision about your treatment and likely relieve any anxiety you may be feeling. At our office, our team of specialists will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable and informed every step of the way. That way, you’re never left in the dark about your smile. 

If you have questions or concerns about oral surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our Havelock, NC office. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and help you determine if surgery is the best option for you. Call today!

Tooth Extractions

There are many reasons why someone might need to see an oral surgeon; at our practice, we provide tooth extractions as a surgical service. A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from the mouth. It is typically done when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired, or when it is causing pain or other problems. 

  • Many tooth extractions are performed using simple extraction; this involves gently loosening the tooth from its supporting ligaments before removing it. 
  • However, some may require special instruments or surgery; these are referred to as complex extractions. During a complex extraction, supporting tissue, such as gum tissue or bone, may need to be manipulated in order to gain access to the tooth.

As much as you might expect these procedures to be rare, they are actually quite common. In fact, many people will have at least one tooth extracted during their lifetime. Some of the reasons for complex extractions include the following:

  • Impacted teeth: In most cases, we perform complex extractions due to tooth impaction, or when the tooth doesn’t emerge through the gum line. This occurs with wisdom teeth or when the teeth are severely misaligned. If an impacted tooth is not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and damage to other teeth.
  • Facial trauma: If you have suffered an injury to your face that caused a tooth to become critically broken or fractured, surgery may be necessary to remove the tooth. This is because the tooth may be difficult to access or too fragile to remove while intact.
  • Teeth with abnormal roots: If a tooth has a large, long, or curved root, it may need to be removed with surgery. This is because these teeth can be difficult to remove with traditional dental instruments and may damage other teeth in the process. By completing the process through surgery, the removal is controlled, precise, and less traumatic for the patient.

Oral surgery procedures are often complex and delicate, so it is important that they be performed by a skilled professional. If you require oral surgery, we hope you will entrust your care to our experienced team. While we do understand that any type of surgery can be scary, we take extra care to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible before, during, and after their procedures.

Dedicated To Your Comfort & Experience

When you choose our office for your oral surgery needs, our number one priority is your comfort. We understand that many people feel anxious about undergoing surgery, which is why our office is designed to make patients feel relaxed and at ease. Our knowledgeable team will answer any of your questions and address any concerns you may have. We want you to feel confident and informed about your procedure so that you can relax. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health.

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