Dr. Hartley and his staff are highly experienced in performing many types of minor oral surgery procedures.
There are many reasons why you might have a tooth removed:
- Unrestorable tooth decay
- Dental trauma from an accident or blow to the mouth
- To create space for orthodontic work
In some cases, local anesthetic injections are sufficient, although the Woodcreek Dental Care team can suggest other sedation options as well.
Diagnosis of Benign Pathology (Cysts, Tumours, Etc.)
If there is a lesion or abnormal growth on your gums or on the soft tissue in your mouth, the dentist can take a biopsy in order to form a diagnosis. In some cases, he may be able to treat or remove it, right there in the dentist’s office.
Surgery to Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If you need to have one or more wisdom teeth removed, the oral surgery can be done at our clinic in South Calgary. Oral surgery is performed under sedation. Different levels of sedation are available, depending on your particular circumstances.
Do you have a tooth that is permanently discoloured and unattractive? Or there is not enough left of a decayed tooth to rebuild and support it with a crown? In many cases, a dental implant is the best way to replace a damaged or missing tooth so your smile looks and feels completely natural.
Surgery to Insert Implants to Hold Dentures Securely in Place
Bridges and crowns are a viable option to replace missing teeth; however, dental implants are a long-term solution that can help you avoid having to deal with removable dentures.
Surgical Exposure of Teeth Involved in Orthodontic Treatment
Sometimes adult teeth are unable to pass through the gum tissues to fill in the dental arch. In a minor oral surgery procedure, Dr. Hartley will expose the tooth and prepare it to be moved into place according to your orthodontist’s care plan.
Each of these surgeries is a safe, low-risk procedure with a fairly quick rate of recovery, and they are all provided routinely at Woodcreek Dental Care surgeon.