Dr. Henry may determine that you require a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. This could be due to severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, or if you have broken teeth that cannot be repaired. Other cases include teeth that are poorly positioned within the mouth (including impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure as well.
If you are in need of the tooth extraction Lincoln NE trusts, you can rely on Dr. Henry to provide thorough, comprehensive care in a nurturing environment. We understand that the process of having a tooth extraction can be daunting, and we are committed to keeping you comfortable throughout the procedure.
While most root canals are successful, there are times when a root canal alone isn’t sufficient. If the infection from the dead nerve inside a tooth spreads beyond the tooth root and into the surrounding bone, your dentist may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for an apicoectomy. During an apicoectomy, the surgeon removes the infected portion of the tooth’s root in order to clean the infection from the tooth and surrounding bone and then fills the root to prevent future infections.
Exposing Impacted Teeth as Part of Orthodontic Treatment
It is not uncommon for teeth other than wisdom teeth to be impacted, or blocked from entering the mouth. Fortunately, your orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon can bring the impacted tooth through the gum and into the correct position – giving you a beautiful, healthy smile.
Frena are small folds of tissue located in the mouth: under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip, and connecting the cheeks to the gums. A frenectomy is a simple procedure performed in the oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office to loosen the frenum’s connection and extend the range of motion in that part of the body.