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
     
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    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 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.
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freemanâ s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
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    The whole staff made me feel comfortable, and weâ re efficient and no nonsense about my visit.
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 09/20/2018
         
    I never realized I had a problem, it is so nice to have my jaw and teeth feel good. I’m looking forward to having the hygienist visit.
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    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
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    The whole staff made me feel comfortable, and we’re efficient and no nonsense about my visit.
  • 08/16/2019
         
    I am from out of town but was very grateful that he could see me and was very impressed with his knowledge, equipment, and explanations
  • 08/14/2018
         
    Great job by the hygienist cleaning my teeth!
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 06/01/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.