Remove Bad Teeth And Strengthen Your Jaw With Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery in Sterling Heights, MI : Amber Dental
We always want to provide you with the best care available. Normally, that means going with less invasive treatment options. These can save you time, inconvenience, and money. But your long-term dental health is the important thing, and sometimes we need to consider oral surgery to get you the results you need. At our Sterling Heights, MI dental office, Dr. Ardelean can perform several procedures oral surgery in Sterling Heights, MI that can dramatically improve your dental health.
Reasons for Tooth Removal
We always do whatever we can to save a tooth. For example, if harmful bacteria get inside a tooth, we can perform a root canal to remove the infection and keep the tooth in place. But there are times when removing a tooth is the last, best option. If that infection spreads too far, for example, it might be impossible to remove all of the infection. There are other times when a tooth is too damaged to be repaired, or even just to alleviate overcrowding in your smile. At our Sterling Heights, MI dental office, we can perform oral surgery such as tooth extraction with a minimum of discomfort thanks to local anesthetic and, if necessary, nitrous oxide.
What to do With Wisdom Teeth
Technically, your wisdom teeth could come in just fine and give you no problems whatsoever. However, that is rare. When these third molars appear, they usually cause problems. If they try to come in under your other molars, they might shove the rest of your teeth out of alignment. Another problem is when these molars don’t fully appear and remain partially covered by your gums. This makes them hard to clean, increasing your risk of tooth decay. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth need to be removed more often than not. But thankfully, Dr. Ardelean can do so with no pain
If you have been missing teeth for a while, your jawbone could be getting weaker. That’s because the bone expects to have roots of teeth in it. Without those roots (or without an implant), the bone at that site begins to deteriorate. Given enough time, it could get too weak to safely hold a dental implant. For these cases, Dr. Ardelean can perform a bone graft. This is when Dr. Ardelean places bone material into the deteriorated parts of your jawbone. After a bone graft, your jawbone can be as healthy and strong as it ever was.
What Is A Ridge Augmentation?
Sometimes, the deterioration of the jawbone centers on the ridge, or the part of the jawbone that holds the roots of your teeth. When this part of your bone gets weak, either remaining teeth could come out or dental implants are at high risk of not staying where placed. To make this area strong enough for implants, or just to make the area look natural, Sterling Heights, MI dentist Dr. Ardelean can perform a type of bone graft called a ridge augmentation. In this procedure, we add bone material to the ridge and give it time to heal.
With some patients, there’s one problem when it comes to bone grafts and ridge augmentations on the upper jaw: the sinuses. If these are just naturally low for you, they could potentially block any implants from being placed. To correct this, we can perform a sinus lift. Dr. Ardelean, top Sterling Heights, MI dentist will carefully open a small hole in your bone, gently move the sinus membrane away from your jaw, then add bone tissue to keep it there and restore lost bone.
Surgical Option For Recessed Gums
Thanks to a number of reasons, your gums might not cover enough of your teeth. This is especially true if you are suffering from gum disease and your gums have started to pull away from your teeth. To correct this and keep your teeth safely covered, Sterling Heights, MI dentist Dr. Ardelean can perform a gum graft. He will take healthy tissue and graft it via oral surgery onto your existing gums. This brings your gumline back to where it’s supposed to be.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Oral surgery in Sterling Heights, MI is sometimes the best choice to give you the dental health you deserve. Call our top Sterling Heights, MI dentist today at 586-739-1111 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment for Oral Surgery in Sterling Heights, MI.