Oral Surgery Specialist

DentalHome

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Duluth, GA & Commerce, GA

When oral surgery is the best or the only way to treat your dental problem and relieve your pain, you can depend on the experienced team at DentalHome. With offices in Duluth and Commerce, Georgia, patients throughout Gwinnett County have convenient access to the highest-quality oral surgery, whether for a tooth extraction, treatment for gum disease, or to get a dental implant. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

When might I need oral surgery?

These are some of the most common reasons the team at DentalHome perform oral surgery:

Extracting a tooth

Extracting or removing a tooth may be necessary when you don’t have enough healthy tooth left to restore due to extensive decay, infection, chips, or cracks.

In some cases, a tooth extraction is necessary even when the tooth is healthy. For example, your jaw may be too small to hold all your teeth and one needs to come out to prevent overcrowding.

Removing an impacted tooth

An impacted tooth gets trapped in your gums rather than growing straight up. The impacted tooth may push nearby teeth out of alignment or become infected and painful.

Treating gum disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can damage your gums and the underlying bone. In severe cases, your dentist at DentalHome performs oral surgery to eliminate infection and repair your gums.

Inserting a dental implant

When you need a dental implant to replace missing teeth, you’ll undergo surgery to insert the titanium rod.

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a surgery to restore a weak or damaged jawbone, whether due to injury, severe infection, or age-related bone loss. Patients receiving dental implants may need a bone graft so their jawbone is strong enough to support the implant.

During this procedure, your dentist at DentalHome applies a piece of live bone or synthetic bone grafting material, together with growth factors, to stimulate bone regeneration in the targeted area of your jawbone.

What is a surgical root canal?

A root canal procedure to remove infected pulp from inside your tooth is usually performed through the top of the tooth. In some cases, however, the root canal must be performed through the tooth root, which requires surgery.

What type of anesthesia is available during oral surgery?

The team at DentalHome specialize in sedation dentistry, so they offer several levels of anesthesia and sedation. They’ll help you choose the level of anesthesia that’s best for your type of oral surgery and degree of anxiety.

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) provides minimal sedation, while a higher level is provided with oral sedation. Either method combined with local anesthesia is often enough to keep you pain-free during oral surgery.

If you need oral surgery, call DentalHome or schedule an appointment online today.