Damage to the jawbone can be caused in areas where there are missing teeth. The jawbone can deteriorate and change the facial structure and make it unsuitable for a dental implant. Today’s technology can repair the inadequate bone in preparation for dental implants through bone grafting, restoring functionality and esthetic appearance.
While the use of a local anesthetic to prevent pain is sufficient for many oral surgery patients, sedation or general anesthesia may be appropriate to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of oral surgery procedures. Most commonly given by means of an injection or as an inhalant, general anesthesia describes a mixture of potent medications that are used to induce a sleep-like state. Sedation and general anesthesia are safely and effectively used for thousands of oral surgery procedures each year.
Depending on the oral surgery procedure, your oral surgeon may determine that you only need a relatively small area to be numbed so that your visit is comfortable and pain-free. There are two kinds of numbing injections. A block injection numbs an entire region of your mouth, such as one side of your lower jaw while an infiltration injection numbs a smaller area.
Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extractions may be the best option. Here at South Stone Dental Care, we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before they become a more difficult and painful problem -- and to avoid a more complicated surgery. Whether your wisdom teeth have emerged or not, don't worry – we offer a variety of sedation types to meet any need and ensure that your experience is comfortable and pain-free.