Dedicated to Solving Complex Dental Concerns in Wilmington, NC
Oral surgery is used in a wide variety of situations, including decay, facial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting, impacted teeth, and jaw problems. We realize that oral surgery is a nerve-wracking experience, but our team is dedicated to solving complex dental concerns in a way that makes you feel as comfortable as possible. At Salling & Tate Family Dentistry, we’re well equipped to handle your oral surgery at our facility in Wilmington, North Carolina near Wrightsville Beach. Using the latest technology and a highly attentive and educated team, we’re able to provide an accurate diagnosis, improve precision, reduce pain, and minimize costs.
There are many reasons why we might need to remove a permanent tooth. If it’s damaged beyond repair, or at risk for adversely affecting your other teeth or gums, then removal may be necessary.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are often the last to come in, and most people can’t accommodate for these molars due to limited room in the mouth. Using the latest imaging technology, our doctors are able to assess the need for wisdom tooth removal and get you set up with a referral to a recommended oral surgeon.
When teeth are lost, the jawbone tends to become narrow and lose its shape. Socket preservation helps correct this narrowing by placing a bonelike substance in the area to stimulate bone growth and enable the ability to place an implant in the future.
Gum grafting involves carefully placing a small amount of new tissue in an area where little or no gum tissue currently exists. Healthy and thick gum tissue is extremely important for teeth and for dental implants. If only a slight amount of recession is present, it may be adequate to simply change home hygiene habits to prevent the problem from worsening. In the case of severe gum recession, tissue grafting becomes far more challenging, so it’s crucial to catch such recession as soon as possible.
A dental bone graft is a procedure that adds volume and density to the jawbone. A dental bone graft adds volume and density to your jaw in areas where bone loss has occurred. The bone graft material can come from your own body (autogenous), purchased from a human tissue bank (allograft), animal tissue bank (xenograft), or could be composed of a synthetic material (alloplast). Dental bone grafting is a common procedure that Salling & Tate Family Dentistry can perform in-house at our practice located in Wilmington.