Damaged teeth, tooth loss, or wisdom tooth complications are all common conditions that may require oral surgery. At Gulch Dental Studio, we understand that you may be apprehensive about surgical procedures, which is why we provide gentle, experienced care and sedation for a more comfortable experience. Our doctors are experienced professionals who can provide safe surgical procedures to our patients in Nashville, TN.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery refers to the treatment of dental conditions that require surgical intervention. Some oral surgeries may be necessary in order to prepare for more extensive treatments or restorations. The dentists at Gulch Dental Studio regularly perform or are able to provide referrals for:
Whenever possible, our doctors will do everything they can to maintain as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. However, sometimes tooth extractions are the only possible course of action. For example, there may be too much damage present, extremely loose teeth that cannot be saved with a bone graft, or severe infection.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
One of the most common types of oral surgery is wisdom tooth removal. This procedure is often a preventative measure, as wisdom teeth can erupt improperly and cause extensive damage to surrounding teeth. The third molars can cause infection, pain, and misalignment, and we may recommend removal after they erupt if they are causing crowding or other issues. We can provide careful, precise removal with little to no discomfort.
Dental implants are titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots. They are used in conjunction with crowns, bridges, and dentures to complete your smile. Your surgeon will first place a dental implant into your jawbone. Once the implant has fused with the bone tissue, it serves as your foundation for a permanent restoration. Due to their secure placement, dental implants are a more stable alternative to traditional dentures. Our doctors work with skilled surgeons for the placement and then provide restorations once healing is complete.
Our dentists will provide you with dignified, professional care so that full function and health is restored to your smile.
The prolonged absence of one or more teeth may lead to a loss of bone tissue in the jaw over time. Bone grafting may be recommended to provide the necessary foundation for dental implants. The graft can consist of your own tissue, or resourced from elsewhere such as bovine or synthetic materials. Once the grafted material has fused with the existing bone, patients can typically receive dental implants.
A sinus lift is a type of bone grafting procedure that adds tissue to your upper jaw. This procedure is often needed when bone loss or periodontal disease has caused deterioration, making it impossible to place dental implants without disturbing the soft tissues of the sinuses.
While we offer a wide array of oral surgery services, patients who are suffering from impacted teeth or facial trauma, or are in need of implant surgery or related procedures will need to be referred to a specialist. We can determine the best course of action for your condition and ensure that you receive the proper treatment whether that be with one of our doctors or another trusted professional in the area.
Safe, Effective Oral Surgery
Gulch Dental Studio is dedicated to safe oral surgeries that can treat a range of conditions. Our dentists will provide you with dignified, professional care so that full health and function is restored to your smile. If you are experiencing pain, difficulty speaking and eating, or are otherwise concerned about your oral health, contact us online.