The professional team at our Dillon dental office understands that the idea of oral surgery causes stress for many patients. But advances in dental medicine, combined with state-of-the-art technology, enable us to perform surgical procedures that minimize post-operative discomfort and protect your oral health.
Your comfort is our top priority, and we will do everything possible to reduce your anxiety and help you feel at ease. We can offer sedation options that address your concerns, and we will be there to provide support and encouragement before, during, and after any surgery.
Drs. Hilton and Marcincin have extensive education and experience in performing surgical procedures like tooth extraction, gum surgery, and bone grafting. We strive to preserve teeth whenever possible, but severe decay deep within the tooth, significant loss of tooth structure, or a severe abscess may make extraction necessary.
Extensive periodontal disease may require gum surgery to prevent further infection or tooth loss. Bone grafting is a type of surgery that may be necessary to build up bone in the jaw after a tooth is extracted.
Keeping all your teeth healthy and functional is the ideal, but sometimes circumstances leave us no option but to extract a tooth. We know that the idea of losing a tooth is traumatic enough, but combined with the prospect of extraction, it can be overwhelming. Drs. Hilton and Marcincin and our professional team are trained to make the experience as stress-free as possible. Before we schedule surgery, we will explain why it’s necessary and answer all your questions fully.
If advanced periodontal disease cannot be controlled with deep cleaning or medication, gum surgery may be required. One of the problems caused by periodontal disease is the formation of pockets as the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth. These pockets become a convenient area for bacteria to thrive, continuing the infection and disease cycle. As the gums heal following surgery, they will fit more snugly around the teeth, reducing the risk of further infection. Reducing the size of these pockets makes it easier for the patient and hygienist to keep the area clean.
Dental Bone Grafting
When you lose a tooth, the bone surrounding the missing root begins to erode because there is nothing to support it. The gum also shrinks as the bone deteriorates, and the cosmetic result is a sunken appearance of the gums. If you are having a dental bridge placed to fill the empty space, bone grafting can correct the cosmetic appearance of the gums because it actually helps stimulate the body’s natural ability to regenerate bone.
In preparation for a dental implant, Drs. Hilton and Marcincin may recommend dental bone grafting if your jaw bone does not have sufficient density to place a dental implant. In this case, the procedure is used to build up the bone and provide support for the implant. Bone grafting may also be used in combination with other treatments for severe periodontal infection.
Contact Us for More Information About Oral Surgery
Drs. Hilton and Marcincin and our entire professional team are sensitive to the special needs of our patients who require oral surgery. We will take every possible precaution to ensure that your treatment is as efficient, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. If you have been told you need oral surgery or if you would like more information, please contact our Dillon dental office at (970) 468-2471.