Extractions are a very common dental procedure — 85% of people end up having at least one wisdom tooth removed in their lifetime, and other teeth may be removed as they age due to dental injury, disease, decay, or damage. Tooth extractions can be essential for overall oral health, preventing the spread of problems and alleviating the discomfort associated with serious dental health issues. Of course, the thought of a tooth extraction can strike fear into the heart of even the hardiest dental patient, but we offer oral sedation to take you through the process more comfortably and with less anxiety. Also, our office amenities include message chairs and warm towels for greater relaxation.
Biopsies and Fibroma Removal
If an abnormality arises in your mouth — a bump, a lesion, an ulcer, or something similar — we may recommend a biopsy to determine the nature of the abnormality. When do you know it's time for a biopsy? If a new spot appears and doesn't go away within two weeks’ time, it may be wise to have an oral biopsy performed. Spots that are red or red and white, bleed easily, or have appeared and grown rapidly are of special concern.
Should a growth turn out to be a benign fibroma (also known as a fibroid), we can perform a fibroma removal. We can use a dental laser to remove the fibroma, preventing future inflammation and discomfort.
Bone Grafting, Alveoplasty, and Vestibuloplasty
Bone grafting, alveoplasty, and vestibuloplasty each play a role in supporting long-term jaw health. Each of these procedures plays a different role in building up lost tissues in the mouth, and can be especially useful before a dental implant procedure. Bone grafting involves building up places where bone has weakened or dissolved. An alveoplasty smooths out the bone where teeth have been lost. And a vestibuloplasty involves building up the soft tissues in the space between the cheek and the gum.
Abscess Incision and Drainage and Canker Sore Therapy
An abscess is essentially an infected sore, and these can occur in the mouth. If left untreated, an oral abscess can spread infection to other places in the body, eventually becoming life threatening. DeMartino Dental Group P.C. can drain an abscess, relieving the sore of pus. Canker sores can be treated using an antimicrobial mouthwash, corticosteroid ointment, or prescription topical solution. We can also use our state-of-the-art lasers to treat canker sores.