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Oral Surgery

When you visit Maine Center for Dental Medicine, your oral health is our top priority. We dedicate our attention to your needs and continually strive to exceed your expectations. Our level of training enables us to perform a number of restorative dental services, including oral surgery procedures.

Our office is equipped with the various technologies that allow us to provide the highest level of service. Digital x-rays and cone-beam imaging enable us to see hard and soft tissues as we plan surgical procedures such as:

  • Standard extractions
  • Wisdom tooth extractions, including impacted teeth
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Gum surgery
  • Frenectomy, exposing teeth for orthodontics, crown lengthening

It is important to us that each patient has the information necessary to make an educated decision about dental care. When you consult with us, we take the time to answer your questions and explain all details of recommended procedures.

Extractions

Tooth extraction may be necessary for a number of reasons. A tooth may be badly broken or damaged, or may be impacted, unable to fully grow into the mouth. Whatever the reason, we perform extractions in a gentle manner. Before the extraction, local anesthetic is administered for optimal comfort. If anxiety is an issue, we can offer nitrous oxide to alleviate this.

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure for teens and young adults. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, often have little to no room to grow in. For this reason, we begin to monitor their growth in x-rays in early adolescence. Removing wisdom teeth can prevent the forced movement of other teeth, which could lead to misalignment and malocclusion. It may be necessary to extract wisdom teeth that have grown in if they experience issues with decay.

Gum surgery

Although we provide non-surgical periodontal therapy, there are times when gum surgery may be necessary. Gum surgery is performed to minimize the size of periodontal pockets. After a precise procedure performed under local anesthesia, gum tissue is encouraged to reattach to root and tooth surfaces that have been thoroughly cleaned through scaling. Bone grafts may be used to fill in bony pockets.

Patients of all ages can feel comfortable with the care they receive from our team. Our wealth of training and experience is surpassed only by our desire to provide comfortable care in a relaxing environment.

Contact Maine Center for Dental Medicine today to schedule your consultation for personal dental care.
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