There may be a time when oral surgery is the best solution for your dental care.
Patients often times think that “oral surgery” simply encompasses wisdom teeth removal. However, oral surgery can also encompass dental implants or having a tooth repaired. It can be a little alarming for a patient when they know that oral surgery is necessary.
At Woodland Lake Family Dental, our goal is to eliminate this fear. Our dental professionals want you to feel comfortable throughout the duration of any surgical procedure. We will take the time to discuss your concerns and how you are feeling.
In addition to addressing your concerns, we will provide you with helpful tips for overcoming dental anxieties, which may include simple comforts such as a blanket and neck pillow, or more involved comforts such as conscious sedation. Our dental professionals will provide you with the best information to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
At the time of your procedure, our doctors will devise an individualized plan specific to your dental needs, which will consist of precautionary measures prior to your appointment, the actual procedure, and the healing process.
IV & Conscious Sedation
Dental procedures can seem somewhat overwhelming and traumatic. We understand, and while our dentists are some of the best in the nation, it does nothing to negate that fact. If you are one of those patients who are white-knuckled about having a procedure done, you can take comfort in knowing that we offer I.V. sedation. When administered, an intravenous sedative induces you into a state of deep relaxation. While you do remain conscious, you may not have clear memories of the procedure – including the normal sounds generally associated with a surgical procedure.
For some patients, a simple bridge and dentures are not possible due to sore spots, poor ridges, and even gagging. Dental implants are an advantage to those who find discomfort in crowns and bridges.
Dental Implants are an option for people who are missing teeth, wearing uncomfortable dentures or are not interested in wearing a bridge. Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gum, providing a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth Once in place, the dental professional can efficiently mount replacement teeth onto them, giving them a more durable function.
No adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement teeth in place.
Patients who receive dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. They must also commit to keeping these structures healthy by keeping up with their oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.