If you would benefit from one of the oral surgery procedures that we provide, please call our office to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about the treatment process.
There are two types of tooth extractions: simple tooth extractions and surgical tooth extractions.
A simple removes visible teeth. During the simple extraction process, The affected tooth is firmly rocked back and forth so as to loosen it for removal. It is common to feel a lot of pressure. You should not feel any pain, just pressure. If, for any reason, you feel pain, please notify your dentist immediately so that they can administer more numbing agent.
When simple tooth extraction is not possible for some reason, such as the tooth being impacted or not enough tooth material being available to grasp for the extraction, removing the teeth will require a same-day surgical procedure.
The most common type of surgical tooth extraction is wisdom tooth removal. The wisdom teeth are particularly prone to becoming impacted because they are the largest teeth in the mouth and most people’s jaws are too small to have room for them to erupt properly.
Impacted wisdom teeth increase the risk of many issues, such as:
Due to a variety of dental implant designs and placement techniques, many patients can be good candidates for dental implants even if they’ve experienced a small amount of bone loss. However, patients still need to have sufficient bone tissue to support osseointegration, and we will evaluate your case to see if you can proceed with dental implant placement or whether you would benefit from a preliminary bone graft.
Dental implants prevent bone loss by securing jawbone tissue in the same way that the roots of biological teeth do. In contrast, when no root or root-like structure is present, as is the case with conventional bridges and dentures, the jawbone will gradually atrophy.
Most patients will be able to return to work or school within a few days of wisdom tooth extraction, although you will need to hold off on any vigorous activity until healing has progressed more. Keep in mind that post-operative complications will derail your recovery, so you should closely follow our directions to care for the surgical site to minimize your risk of those complications.
Because the dental implants are placed in a single appointment, the typical recovery time from the All-on-4 procedure is a matter of days. However, that timeframe can vary depending on factors specific to the patient. Ask your oral surgeon what a reasonable expectation is in your case.