Most common dental procedures qualify as oral surgery being that it includes anything involving cutting into tissue. For example, something as simple as a tooth extraction is considered oral surgery.
Anyone who has had an extraction done knows how routine and non-intimidating an extraction truly is. The process consists of a dentist simply giving the patient local anesthetic and removing the tooth. Complications are rare and any pain can be eased with over-the-counter remedies if need be. Our expert dentists at Generations Family Dental makes the process quick, easy, and painless.
Dental implants are another example of oral surgery. Similarly to extractions, a local anesthetic is applied so that the implant can be placed in your jaw. Then, our experienced dentists will give you a crown that lasts for years!
Root canal treatment is another type of oral surgery. Our expert dentists will clean out the infected root to ease your pain, and place a crown to protect the underlying structure, and get you on your way!
Please contact us should you have any questions about oral surgery.
Wisdom teeth (3rd molars) begin erupting between ages 17-25, historically called the age of wisdom, hence the name. The indications for needing wisdom tooth removal can include: not having enough room for the wisdom teeth in your dental arch, poorly aligned wisdom teeth that may never erupt appropriately, wisdom teeth that erupt at angles in which you cannot use them, and cavities or gum disease related to the wisdom teeth, among several other potential issues. Wisdom tooth surgery is often a first significant dental experience for young patients and that can be stressful. Generations Family Dental is committed to making your wisdom tooth experience stress-free and comfortable. We have several options for keeping you comfortable during your wisdom tooth surgery including: local anesthesia – numbing, nitrous oxide – laughing gas, IV sedation, or a combination of these approaches. If you need wisdom tooth removal you’ll have a consultation beforehand to make a customized plan for you.
Our surgical team at Generations Family Dental always puts your comfort first. Intravenous sedation also known as IV sedation is a great option for anxious patients to have their dental surgical procedures performed comfortably. Your sedation plan is customized to you and your procedure at your consultation with Dr. Matt Houting and the surgical team. Our team has extensive training and experience performing IV sedation for ambulatory surgery and all of these procedures are performed in our state of the art surgical suite.
Our team at Generations Family Dental put your comfort first. Using nitrous oxide, also known as happy gas, laughing gas, and inhalation sedation, patients are temporarily calmed and sedated to prevent any feelings of anxiety or discomfort. Nitrous oxide eliminates any feelings of pain or angst from your dentistry experience. Even after your visit, our patients do not have to worry about any “hangover” effect as the gas is completely removed from the body only three to five minutes after we stop the gas supply. The clear odorless gas is administered comfortably through a hood over the patient’s nose by our experienced anesthesiologists who make sure the amount is catered to each individual patient’s needs.
Nitrous Oxide is an excellent solution if you have experienced one or more of the following:
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary when there is disease, trauma, or crowding that can only be resolved with the removal of the tooth. This procedure involves the complete removal of a tooth from the crown to the roots. Your comfort is always our priority. We have several options for keeping you comfortable during your extraction including: local anesthesia – numbing, nitrous oxide – laughing gas, IV sedation, or a combination of these approaches. Our highly trained team members will guide you through the process and options to help strive to make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible.
When a tooth is lost there are often several options for replacing that missing tooth, however, dental implants are the best technology available for replacing a tooth with something as close to your natural tooth as possible. Dental implants can be brushed, flossed and chewed on like natural teeth. If you need a dental implant, you’ll have a custom surgical plan made at your consultation. Our cases are planned using the most current technology in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to digitally perform your surgery well before your actual implant placement. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and improve your quality of life from chewing to smiling.