In all cases, we try to preserve the teeth as much as we can. In some individuals, their tooth may be too broken down where we can't save it, so we offer oral surgery and we offer extractions with this. We can do it very protectively, we can do it in an efficient manner, and very comfortably too. With that, we also offer a sedation, so we can do it in a way that the person doesn't have anxiety.
Surgery might sound a bit drastic to some. There are many types of surgery, though. Just having a mole removed can be considered surgery. Surgery is also something doctors look to only when it’s necessary. At our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office, Dr. Kirchner can perform several dental oral surgery procedures. Such a procedure can be just what you need to finally have a healthy mouth.
Tooth Extractions at Kirchner Dental
At our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office, we will always try to save a tooth. Whenever possible, we will repair damage, remove infections, and keep your teeth where they belong. However, there are times when the damage is so bad that keeping the tooth in your mouth is risky and dangerous. The pain can be debilitating, and an infection there can spread. You might even need a tooth removed just to make room for your other teeth to grow properly.
Dental Implant Surgical Placement
You need to replace a missing tooth. Not only does a missing tooth affect your smile, but it also puts you at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Your jawbone will also start to deteriorate without a root in it. To help prevent all of this, Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner can coordinate the placement of a dental implant. He will work closely with a local surgeon to implant an artificial root under your gums and secure a replacement tooth on top. The tooth is made to look like a healthy version of the one removed. The implant will help keep your jawbone and your entire mouth healthy.
Wisdom Teeth May Need to Be Removed
There are a few reasons why wisdom teeth usually have to come out. First, they come in after your other molars are already there. Many wisdom teeth bump up against those molars, pushing them out of the way. They can even come in so close that food easily gets stuck between them, creating a higher risk for tooth decay there. Even if they come in perfectly, it’s hard to reach that far back in your mouth to keep them clean. Not every wisdom tooth must come out, only most of them. If a wisdom tooth is impacted (it didn’t come through the gums completely), then Dr. Kirchner, trusted Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist can refer you to a specialist for that extraction.
Bone Grafts Prepare You for Dental Implants
Your teeth have roots that extend down into your jawbone. When a tooth is removed, the bone tissue starts to weaken. It’s used to having stimulation from that root and its attached tooth. Without it, the bone deteriorates. A dental implant helps prevent deterioration, but what if you have been missing a tooth for a while and have suffered too much bone loss to be able to support an implant? A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which top-notch Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner transplants bone material into the weakened area. Once healed, your jawbone will be healthy and strong again.