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By Frederick Dental Group
April 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Extractions  

Are you concerned about a tooth and think it needs removal? Find your best oral surgery options at Frederick Dental Group. Dr. Dave extractionsVerma and Dr. Arpana Verma perform both simple and surgical extractions in-office, and they offer sedation options to keep you comfortable. Are you concerned about a tooth and think it needs removal? Learn here the reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth extraction.

Extracting a tooth

The American Dental Association (ADA) cites three top reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Disease, such as periodontitis (gum disease), infection or deep decay
  • Accidental trauma, from a fall or motor vehicle mishap
  • Crowding

In addition, teeth may complicate orthodontic correction or impede the eruption of adult teeth. Extra teeth may be located on the upper or lower jaws and often disrupt the alignment of other teeth. Finally, some teeth may be impacted or encased in bone or gum tissue. Many adolescents have impacted wisdom teeth and frequently undergo oral surgery procedures at Frederick Dental Group.

Getting a tooth extracted

If you or your Frederick, MD, dentist is concerned about a tooth, we will examine it and the surrounding gum tissue. Digital X-rays and CT scans help us to determine the problems the roots and supporting bone structure. Sometimes a patient needs this procedure to improve their oral health, function, and dental alignment.

If that's your case, Dr. Verma and the team at Frederick Dental Group will ensure you're in complete comfort throughout the procedure. The doctor may use oral conscious sedation, local anesthetic, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation or a combination of these medications to eliminate pain and keep you relaxed throughout.

Recovery is generally mild. And as you recover, you'll eat a soft diet and avoid drinking with a straw. If needed, Dr. Verma will prescribe antibiotics to heal infection and recommend appropriate medications to keep you comfortable. Ice to the jaw reduces swelling and may be recommended depending on the procedure.

Find out more

Don't chance bigger problems, if you're in need of an extraction or just an opinion on whether an extraction is needed or other procedures could suffice give us a call at (301) 624-1001 to schedule an appointment at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD.

By Frederick Dental Group
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental EquipmentFrom wisdom tooth removal to root canal therapy, oral surgery helps you protect your oral health and restore your smile. From their Frederick, MD, office, dentists Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group use the latest oral surgery techniques to correct and repair problems that affect the teeth and jaw.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common types of oral surgery in the U.S. Although a third set of molars could be useful, many people just don't have room in their mouths for the normal eruption of wisdom teeth. Despite the lack of space, the teeth still try to erupt, causing pain, infections, and even difficulty in chewing or even possible nerve damage in some cases. Oral surgery may be recommended if your wisdom teeth are completely covered by bone and gum tissue (fully impacted) or partially covered (partially impacted), or have an infection or cysts.

Dental implants

Oral surgery is the first step in the dental implant process. After comfortably numbing your mouth, the jaw bone is prepared to accept the implant and the dentist places the titanium implants. These implants, will serve as synthetic roots, and begin to bond to the surrounding bone. Attaching dental crowns to the implants then creates brand new teeth that feel just like those that you have lost.

Bone grafts

Jawbone depth is an important consideration when placing dental implants in your mouth. Luckily, depth issues don't have to prevent you from receiving implants. Bone grafts can deepen and strengthen the bone, making dental implants a possibility. During this type of oral surgery, your dentist adds bone Graft Materials putty, granules, or powder to your jawbone. In just a few months, new bone will form around the grafts, making it possible to proceed with your implant. Bone Grafts are generally recommended at the time of dental extractions to build and maintain the bone for future implant placement and retard the natural atrophy that occurs after a tooth is extracted.

Safeguard your oral health with oral surgery. Whether you need oral surgery or other dental services, your Frederick, MD, dentists at Frederick Dental Group Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma can help. Call them at (301) 624-1001 to schedule an appointment.