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Oral Surgery

Many patients require oral surgery at some point during their lifetime to treat a variety of abnormalities and improve their oral health. Our oral surgeon at Rocky View Family Dental is trained to detect, diagnose, and treat various mouth and jaw problems. Oral surgery procedures can enhance the function of your bite and increase your confidence in your smile.

Oral Surgery

Types of Oral Surgery

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they look and function like natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or multiple missing teeth. Patients who want a permanent solution for missing teeth can talk to our dentist about dental implant surgery.

Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the removal of one or more teeth from the mouth. This is usually recommended when a tooth is too severely damaged to be repaired or when the tooth is causing pain due to an infection or being impacted. 

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Removing impacted wisdom teeth is recommended to prevent overcrowding of the teeth and damage to the surrounding gums, teeth, and bone structure. Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped under the gum line or have not yet fully erupted through the gums. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can cause significant damage to neighboring teeth.

Root Canal

Root canal therapy is a procedure that repairs the inside of a damaged tooth by removing the infected pulp tissue from within the tooth. Once the diseased tissue is removed, the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected before being sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. A dental crown is placed on top of the tooth to restore its function and appearance.

The Advantages of Oral Surgery

If a tooth is damaged beyond repair and cannot be repaired with a filling or dental crown, our dentist may recommend its removal. Tooth extraction may seem intimidating, but thanks to technological advancements, teeth can be removed with minimal discomfort and inconvenience to patients.

A bone grafting procedure may be necessary if an individual suffers from bone loss at the site of a future dental implant. In these cases, we implant synthetic bone material to regenerate healthy bone tissue and create a stable foundation for the implant. This not only improves the potential for successful implantation but also prevents further deterioration of the facial structure by restoring lost bone mass.

The oral surgery procedures provided in our dental offices can improve health, function, and quality of life for patients whose dental issues require more than routine care. Visit Rocky View Family Dental at 1 W Dry Creek Cir, Littleton, CO 80120, or call (303) 797-6129 for the best dental care.

Oral Surgery