Sometimes preventative dental care doesn’t work and more serious treatments are required. At Complete Dental Leland in Leland, NC, we provide surgical dental procedures to patients who have tried alternative treatment methods without success. Certain instances where oral surgery may be necessary could include impacted wisdom teeth that need removal, an infected tooth pulp, or seriously decayed and damaged teeth.
When other dental treatments don’t work, dental extractions (tooth removal) may be necessary. Dental extractions may also be used in the event of a traumatic dental injury, if the tooth cannot be saved using other methods. Some of the reasons a patient may need an extraction are:
Wisdom teeth may have to be extracted for two reasons, either they are impacted and at risk or they will damage the alignment of your existing teeth. Most patients have all four wisdom teeth removed at once, but our oral surgeon can determine a custom treatment plan for your situation.
When patients have extremely damaged teeth that need to be removed, dental implants are often used to replace the teeth. Dental implants require a titanium post to be attached to the jawbone so that crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to them.
If you are living with infected, damaged teeth, contact Complete Dental Leland in Leland, NC near Wilmington today and schedule an appointment for an examination. We can discuss your different treatment options and decide if oral surgery is right for you.