Oral Surgery & Extractions

Dentistry has changed a lot in the last few years. Today, removing a tooth requires less force and bone preservation techniques are utilized, all of which causes less pain. These new techniques also make it easier to place implants, bridges, or dentures, immediately, or in the future.  

Teeth Extractions

Each individual tooth is important to the structure of the jaw and health of the surrounding teeth. For this reason, we will most often attempt to save the natural tooth using procedures such as fillings, inlays and onlays, build-ups and crowns or root canals. However, there are several possible reasons we might recommend extracting a tooth instead of saving it.

  • There can be so much decay in the tooth that it can not be restored and may endanger the surrounding teeth and jaw. In this case we will recommend removing the tooth and replacing it with a bridge, dental implant, or removable partial denture.
  • A baby tooth can cause problems if it does not fall out as it should. Most often, this is because the roots have not it was not correctly dissolved. It will be important to remove the baby tooth to allow room for the permanent tooth to emerge.
  • Misaligned or impacted teeth (such as the wisdom teeth) can cause pain or discomfort and effect the alignment of the rest of the jaw. Most often wisdom teeth, and adjacent teeth,  are too difficult to clean properly.   

With most extractions, a local anesthetic will be all that is needed to make the procedure comfortable. Please discuss any concerns about sedation with Dr. Freeman.

When a tooth has been removed, nearby teeth may move and cause problems with chewing or with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, Dr. Freeman may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant, bridge, removable partial.

Dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth because they mimic the natural tooth root as opposed to simply bridging the gap, as is done with bridge work.  Dental implants stimulate adjacent bone to be preserved.  Because dental implants replace the tooth root, preserve bone, and with crown attached, they prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and interfering with proper jaw function.

Patient Comfort

While no dental procedure is 100% comfortable, we go to great lengths to minimize any discomfort you might feel. We use some of the latest techniques to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible. To help make your experience pleasant,  we welcome the use of personal music devices.

Many of our patients comment after treatment that it was surprisingly comfortable with little after-procedure discomfort.

Sedation Options

For those patients who would feel more comfortable using sedation, we offer nitrous oxide or oral sedatives to help you relax during your treatment.  Intravenous sedation (IV), delivered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, is also offered in the office.

Your comfort is one of our primary concerns. If you have any questions about sedation, please do not hesitate to discuss these with us.

What We Do
     
Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 88 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/02/2017
         
    Pat Freeman is an awesome guy and an amazing dentist. I look forward to each appointment knowing that him and his staff will take great care of me.
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I arrived for my appointment on time and I didn't have to wait in the waiting room at all. It was a very friendly and professional atmosphere & I have...
  • 10/18/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman has once again provided excellent dental care for my family. If you are looking for a Dentist make sure to check him out. He and his office staff...
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 06/21/2017
         
    Dr. Freeman gave the most thorough new patient exam we have ever had, throughout many moves and all across the country. He is very pleasant and all the staff...
  • 10/02/2016
         
    The front office staff are exceptional, super friendly, and great at handling their business, getting answers and following up with inquiries. Makes it much...
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  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!
  • 02/23/2017
         
    I've been seeing Dr. Freeman for over 10 years. He's always been very professional and thorough, you know you're in good hands. His due diligence and...
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    Amazing staff and service. I highly recommend!
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 12/07/2016
         
    Hiedi and I have been going to Dr. Freemans office for years. Driving all the way from Vancouver for all our dental needs. We know Dr. Freeman and his staff...
  • 12/04/2017
         
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  • 06/01/2017
         
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  • 11/01/2018
         
    Staff all very friendly. Did not have to wait long. Dr Freeman very thorough with his exam - Explained everything he was doing.
  • 06/02/2018
         
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  • 06/19/2018
         
    This was my intial visit for extensive dental work needed. A great experience, looking forward to my new smile and healthier teeth.
  • 11/10/2016
         
    My experience has always been one and done with a Dentist. Dr. Freeman and Team are the FIRST dental team that I genuinely connected with and trust. They do...