in Cedar Park, TX
Some dental practices have to refer patients to oral surgeons when they need an advanced surgical procedure, but our team is proud to be able to perform oral surgery in-house. Our experienced team will walk you through every step of the process, from forming your custom treatment plan at your consultation to providing you with aftercare instructions to ensure that your healing process is a smooth one. If you have any questions or you’d like to learn more, feel free to give us a call or send us a message.Contact Us
Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons. If a tooth has received many fillings and root canals, sometimes the structure of the tooth becomes too weak, and the tooth must be removed and replaced. In other cases, teeth are removed due to crowding, infection, as part of a patient’s orthodontic treatment plan, or in anticipation of receiving full dentures. We want patients to keep their natural teeth as much as possible, but sometimes extractions are the best option.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removals are among the most common kinds of dental extractions, with many patients receiving these services when they are in their late teens or early twenties. Some patients’ wisdom teeth grow in correctly, but in cases where the teeth are impacted, causing misalignment issues, or don’t have enough room to grow in properly, one or more wisdom teeth will likely have to be removed.
Dental implants require an incision into the gums and a hole to be drilled into the jawbone before the implant can be placed. While it’s more invasive than a dental bridge or another tooth replacement option, this is what allows dental implants to feel sturdy and natural. Implant-supported dentures only require a few implants to be placed throughout the arch, which is ideal for patients who have many missing teeth.
Gum & Bone Grafting
If you have a receding gum line or jawbone loss, we can perform a grafting procedure to restore these areas. Unfortunately, gums and jawbones cannot grow back or repair themselves over time, and if the situation is left untreated, both cases can lead to tooth loss. With gum grafting, we typically take some tissue from the roof of your mouth and place it where it’s needed, and with bone grafting, donor bone is secured in the jaw.
Our Dental Sedation Options
When a patient is undergoing a more advanced restorative procedure, we understand that it can be an intimidating process. Whether you’re scheduling bone graft and dental implant surgeries or you’re coming to see us for a routine cleaning, we always want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Vista Ridge Family Dentistry offers safe and effective dental sedation services, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, that make oral surgery and other treatments much more pleasant.Learn More