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Oral Surgery: A Not-So-Scary Solution, After All

I'm Having a Hard Time Chewing Jeffersonville, IN Kirchner Dental

You may look at that title and think “yeah, right,” but trust us – there are so many ways oral surgery can prevent you from dealing with unnecessary DAILY pain.

Your overall health can actually be severely affected if you’re just continually putting up with a persistent oral issue. A damaged tooth, gum discomfort … these seemingly “minor” problems are just too potentially hazardous to ignore.

At Kirchner Dental, we know what’s best for your smile, and we only recommend oral surgery if it’s absolutely imperative to keeping your mouth as healthy as possible.

Call our Jeffersonville, IN office today at 812-406-0914. A consultation won’t hurt a bit, and we can determine if oral surgery can get you back to loving life again.

Let’s take a look at some common issues and solutions for our patients who have required oral surgery:

Damaged Teeth

You should never let a damaged tooth go without treatment. At Kirchner Dental, we always do our best to save any “trouble tooth” that is continually a pain to deal with. Yet there are some cases where it’s best for the tooth to go so the rest of your smile remains healthy.

Our Solutions

Tooth Extractions – We can gently remove your troublesome tooth while ensuring you are completely comfortable. Your healing process will also be closely monitored, and we’ll make sure you know exactly how to care for your smile while at home.

Dental Implants – It’s important to replace any missing tooth, which is why we offer dental implants. These long-lasting, customized, and stabilized replacements take the place of any tooth so you can chew and smile as you normally would.

Wisdom Teeth

You’re probably already familiar with these infamous teeth. It’s true, they can literally be a pain. Most of them bump up against your existing molars and come in so close that food can become stuck in there and result in tooth decay. So, yes, they often have to go. But it’s in the best interest of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.

Our Solutions

If necessary, good riddance! Yes, a wisdom tooth or teeth may have to be extracted. But not all of them need to come out. Only the ones posing issues to the rest of your smile will be removed.

Missing Teeth

As we mentioned above, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t let a tooth remain absent from your smile. Your overall health can be affected since you can’t eat what you want, including beneficial hard foods such as apples or nuts. It’s also important to be able to confidently smile when you want!

Our Solutions

Regarding oral surgery, if you’ve been missing a tooth for a while, you may need a bone graft.

We offer dental implants, but if the bone in your jaw has become deteriorated due to a long-term missing tooth, it may not be able to support the implant. A bone graft can make it possible for an implant to be placed.

We will transplant bone material into the weakened spot in your jaw, making your jawbone stronger and healthier so you have a fully functioning smile again!

Why You’ll Be Comfortable At Kirchner Dental

In addition to the most patient-friendly technology available, we provide a “comfort menu” for you to choose from so you have the most relaxing visit possible. Some of our options include:

  •       Massage chairs
  •       Blankets
  •       Pillows
  •       iPad headphones

We also offer dental sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral medication. We try to avoid deep sedation that puts you to sleep, since we want to be able to communicate with you during any treatment. It’s important that you are able to ask us questions and that we can provide you with feedback!

We also use local anesthesia, so you needn’t be concerned about pain. And don’t worry about that big, scary needle that dentists used to use to numb your mouth. At Kirchner Dental, we have The Wand – a computer-controlled system that controls the flow of the anesthetic we use and numbs specific areas of your mouth to make the entire process pain-free.

Make An Appointment Today

Find out more about Kirchner Dental’s oral surgery options by calling our Jeffersonville, IN office today at 812-406-0914. You can also use our online form to contact us and learn more. We want your smile to return to normal and remain in great shape!