An impacted wisdom tooth, or similar serious oral health problem can be frightening. The anxiety is only compounded if you must visit an unfamiliar dental office and see a stranger for treatment. Fortunately for patients in or near Allen, TX, Dr. Michael Tiplea performs most types of dental and oral surgery right here at Allen Dental Studio. We offer three sedation options, making the process stress free for anxious patients,
Standard (simple) tooth extractions
Pulling a tooth is generally considered a last resort. Dr. Tiplea will first consider other options, such as repairing it with porcelain restorations or eliminating infections with root canal therapy. However, he only recommends restorative treatment when the prognosis is good. If the tooth simply is not savable, then removing and replacing it is the best option. Additionally, on occasion a tooth must be extracted because there is not enough room in the mouth for it.
The standard extraction technique is fast, efficient, and virtually painless. First, the tooth is numbed. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Tiplea uses a precision instrument to grasp the tooth, then he loosens and removes it with gentle movements.
Simple extraction is not always possible. If the tooth is broken off, not fully emerged, or has other complications, it cannot be removed in a single piece. This is usually the case with wisdom teeth because they often don’t have room to develop.
Like standard extraction, oral surgery for wisdom teeth begins with numbing the area. Incisions are made in the gum tissue, and a small amount of bone may need to be cut in order to access the tooth. Next, the tooth is removed, possibly in several pieces as circumstances dictate. Lastly, the surgical wound is closed.
Dental cyst removal
A cyst is a closed membranous pocket that contains gaseous material, liquid, or other substances. It can be uncomfortable or even quite painful, and it can easily become infected. Cysts commonly form around unerupted wisdom teeth, but they can develop in other areas of the mouth as well. They can typically be removed with a simple oral surgery.If you need oral surgery or have any other dental concerns, help is just a phone call away. Contact us at (469) 293-2007 for a consultation.