At Noble Dental in Florida, our dentists are experts in performing dental procedures that require a very specific set of dental skills called oral surgery. We understand that even through good oral hygiene and preventative care, there are times when oral surgery is needed.
In a typical situation, a patient has lost a single tooth and wants to have it replaced with a crown supported by a dental implant. However, the tooth has been missing for several years and there is not enough bone to support the implant. In a bone graft procedure, the dentist will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or as is most often the case now - use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. You will then have to wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to make sure that the implant will be stable and secure. A successful bone graft allows your jawbone to be strong enough to support your dental implant. Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can proceed. Prior to any surgical procedure, our staff at Noble Dental will discuss your personal medical history and all the risks and benefits of the surgery. Once our doctor decides you are a good fit for the procedure, you can look forward to a brand new smile.
Our main goal at Noble Dental is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. There are times, however, when it is in your best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, the dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. But when there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted — or removed — from its socket in the bone. There are two types of extractions: a simple extraction, where the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator to remove the tooth, or a surgical extraction, a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not, erupted in the mouth. Both procedures will require some form of anesthesia.
At Noble Dental, our dentists are skilled in oral surgery. If you need an experienced oral surgeon, call our office for an appointment at (561) 440-3433!