WE MAKE SURGERY NOT SCARY
We strive for the most conservative treatment possible, but if your child does require surgery, you can rest assured that they’re in the best hands. With your child’s comfort and care as our top priority, we will work with gentleness, precision, and accuracy to deliver an experience that’s as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our many years of experience and love for kids allows us to work quickly and accurately so that your child can get better quickly. We will provide all necessary post-treatment care instructions so that you can best take care of your child’s healing smile. With us, oral surgery isn’t scary.
types of oral surgeries
If a tooth is severely injured or decayed, your child may need a root canal treatment. Root canals are especially common for deep cavities that impact the nerves. During the procedure, the affected nerve area will be removed and covered with a medicated material, then a crown/cap is placed on the tooth for long-lasting reconstruction.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. We avoid removing teeth at all costs, but in certain situations it can be mandatory for your child’s overall wellbeing. After an extraction, we’d be happy to assist you with gaining back your child’s healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.
Reasons for dental extractions:
Serious decay and/or damage
Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to develop. They often come in misaligned or trapped beneath gum and bone, also known as impaction. When this occurs, surgery is usually the best option to treatment.
In addition to impaction, here are other reasons wisdom teeth may require removal:
Inflammation and infection
Damage to nearby teeth
Cysts or tumors
For missing teeth, dental implants are the best option for ultimate comfort and lasting results when replacing missing teeth. A permanent solution, dental implants look like natural teeth and are made up of a crown and root made from titanium. The root is anchored to the jaw bone and is concealed by the gum, like a natural tooth.
Consider dental implants if your child has:
A missing tooth or more
Doesn’t want to wear dentures
Healthy oral tissues
Fully-grown jaw bone
Enough bone to embed the implants
Malocclusion is another word for overbite, underbite, open bite, or crossbite caused by crooked or crowded teeth. The upper teeth do not properly meet and align with the bottom teeth when the jaw is shut. This can be caused by injury, genes, environment, or all three. In severe cases, the comfort and appearance of the lower face can be affected.
Most malocclusions can be treated through orthodontics, but severe cases may require surgical reshaping. During this procedure the jaw is lengthened or shortened with stabilizing screws, plates, or wires. Aligners or braces may be prescribed to stabilize your child’s teeth after surgery.
Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to a variety of issues:
A missing tooth or more
Cracked, chipped, or worn teeth
Sores on inside of cheeks
TMJ pain and/or headaches
Abnormal appearance of the face
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