Direct and Indirect Dental Restorations
Restorative Dentistry begins with a comprehensive dental hygiene plan that will include a variety of restoration procedures. A customized plan includes a detailed and comprehensive dental exam, a full set of dental X-rays (new patients), thorough hygiene therapy, pictures of specific teeth that may need work, and a comprehensive periodontal evaluation of the bone and tissue that makes the foundation. Pending the periodontal evaluation, a customized hygiene protocol is created. A comprehensive dental treatment plan will help prevent further tooth decay or other oral diseases. Our dentists may use a variety of restorative procedures to save your tooth. In cases where a tooth cannot be salvaged, Dr. Jeffrey Gregson and Dr. Taylor Haddock may recommend the removal of a decayed tooth.
Removing teeth is always taken as a serious matter in our office. Only after a detailed and thorough medical history is reviewed and updated is the procedure performed in our office. Once proper healing of the extraction site has occurred a dental implant, dental bridge or removable appliances may be placed. Interim partials or treatment partials can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction if there is a cosmetic or esthetic concern. Even implants can be placed immediately after extractions in specific cases.
Dr. Gregson has received extensive training in oral surgery and has a special interest in this area. He sought out extra training during his Naval career. He is very experienced with not only erupted teeth but also wisdom teeth and broken retained roots.
If you are apprehensive about having an extraction, talk to us about nitrous oxide inhalation or oral sedation. There are of course specific cases where referral to a specialist such as an oral surgeon may be necessary. These may include complicated bony impaction cases, medical conditions that need a more controlled environment or patients needing intravenous conscious sedation.
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