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 4.9 out of 5 based on 44 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/29/2016
         
    From the time you walk in, until you leave Dr. Freeman and his staff treat you with respect. I throughly enjoy everyone there and would recommend them highly. Having gone to other dentists I am happy to say Dr. Freeman will be the only dentist I go to. I like his attitude, he tells you what you need to hear, rather than what you want to hear....his knowledge base is amazing. He's very fair, you can tell he loves his job. When you don't see him and are dealing with another member of his staff, they are extremely nice, funny and care about what they do. There is really no better choice, you'd be wasting your time trying to find another dentist office to compete with Dr. Freeman and his staff!
  • 02/07/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 11/17/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 08/16/2016
         
    Five stars for Dr. Freeman's Dental office. I received a very quick appointment after calling. Everyone involved was very courteous and kind. I had a very thorough exam, too.
  • 09/20/2016
         
    The staff and Dr Freeman are always prompt and pleasant. I feel like I get good dental care there.
  • 12/08/2016
         
    My experience today with Dr. Freeman and his staff was wonderful. The dental hygienist was also amazing. The entire staff was very helpful. I even got a...
  • 08/30/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman was pleasant, kind, careful, and thorough with my front teeth. I went to him because I wasn't happy with how some previous work by another...
  • 08/17/2016
         
    Definitely! Dr. Freeman is always thorough and His staff is always friendly.
  • 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...
  • 08/17/2016
         
    All the staff are friendly, always good service. Special call out for Deanna, the hygienist!
  • 08/15/2012
         
    Dr. Freeman is an excellent dentist, and the rest staff is very knowledgeable and polite. I became a patient in 2008. At the time I was missing front tooth...
  • 10/25/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 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...
  • 11/16/2016
         
    I LOVE Dr. Freeman and all of his staff. Very comfortable office and straightforward dental work and advice. Dr. Freeman is a perfectionist and gets the job...
  • 10/12/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.