Are you in need of oral surgery but nervous about going through the process? Poway Dental Arts offers oral surgery services in a supportive, state-of-the-art atmosphere.
Dr. Rich can perform everything from extractions to bone grafts to keep your smile healthy. We believe in compassionate, collaborative care, and will always listen to all of your concerns and explain procedures fully. With our comprehensive oral surgery services, you can smile with confidence again!
Periodontal disease can cause the jawbone to become too weak to support a dental implant. In cases like this, Dr. Rich will often recommend bone grafting (also known as natural bone regeneration) to promote healthy bone growth and thicken your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will naturally regenerate and become strong enough to support a dental implant.
When a tooth is too badly decayed to save, Dr. Rich will perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted, but some do. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, or in instances of gum disease, you may be a candidate for wisdom tooth surgery. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole.
We will take a panoramic radiograph of your entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental trajectory of the wisdom teeth in consideration. At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but 3rd molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age.
Dr. Rich may recommend socket preservation if you need a tooth extracted. When a tooth is removed, it leaves behind a hole (also called a socket), making it vulnerable to bone loss. In order to improve your smile's aesthetics and avoid future problems with teeth alignment, Dr. Rich places bone-grafting material into the socket and a collagen membrane on top to encourage bone growth.
Tongue Tie Release (Frenectomy)
Your child’s tongue is an important part of their oral structure. It affects the position of the teeth, periodontal tissue, swallowing, speech development and nutrition. Tongue Tie is a condition where the tissue on the underside of the tongue that connects to the floor of their mouth is too short, limiting the tongue’s range of motion.
In infants, a tongue tie can cause problems with breastfeeding, and in young children, it can cause problems with speech. Treatment for this condition is relatively simple, and early intervention is key.
Don't Be Afraid to Smile!
Our mission is to help you look and feel your best through outstanding dental care. Your comfort is always our priority, which is why Dr. Rich invests in state-of-the-art dental technology to make your experience exceptional.
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At Poway Dental Arts, we use laser dentistry procedures to give our patients a more comfortable dental treatment experience.