At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today’s advanced techniques and technology, our team can help restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Click on the pages below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your wisdom teeth also referred to as the third molars, are the very last teeth to erupt. Where most of your adult teeth erupt by around the age of 13, the wisdom teeth come in later, often erupting in your late teens to early 20s. These teeth are also the most likely to cause complications due to being impacted. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can help to restore your oral health with wisdom teeth extractions.
Losing your teeth has several significant effects on your life. It becomes more difficult to bite and chew food, which can impact your digestion and your overall nutrition. You may develop a lisp or have other difficulties speaking. Your smile deteriorates, which can significantly affect your confidence. Additionally, tooth loss can also affect the health of your jawbone, causing bone loss. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can help to restore the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, and your quality of life with dental implants.
When you lose teeth, several issues arise. Many of these issues are noticeable right away. Missing teeth affect your smile, your confidence, and your abilities to eat and speak. Underneath the gums, tooth loss affects the health of your jawbone. Your jaw gradually loses bone mass, growing weak and changing shape over time. Dental implants are a modern treatment for replacing missing teeth that use small titanium posts to support your dental restorations. While implants are a very successful treatment, they do rely significantly on the condition of your jawbone. Without enough bone mass in your jaw, treatment may fail. If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw, Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center can help to increase the success of implants with bone grafting.
Soft Tissue Grafting
When you are suffering from advanced gum disease, you may notice that your gums start to pull away from your teeth. This can lead to increased sensitivity and a host of other problems, so you will need to work with your periodontist to treat the issue before it can progress.
Your teeth are incredibly strong. However, while strong, it is still possible for them to be faced with issues such as tooth decay and other types of damage. Damage not only affects the appearance of your teeth, and your smile, but can have a significant impact on your oral health as well. When teeth are damaged, the preferred solution is to save them, keeping them in their sockets. If the damage is too severe, though, saving the teeth may not be possible, and can increase your risk for serious issues. If your teeth are damaged beyond repair, Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center can help with extractions.
Exposures of Impacted Teeth
Impacted teeth are commonly thought to be an issue that only affects the wisdom teeth. While the wisdom teeth are the most common to be impacted, they are not the only ones that can face this issue. Impacted teeth are those that cannot properly erupt, or cannot erupt at all, though the gums. Your upper canines, also called maxillary canines or upper eyeteeth, are the second most likely to be faced with this issue. However, unlike the wisdom teeth, your canines play an integral role in your mouth. They have their unique roles beyond the roles played by your other teeth. If you are faced with impacted canines, Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center can help.
A frenulum is a fold of tissue that works to anchor an organ in place, preventing too much movement. The human body has several frena, with two existing in the mouth. One frenulum anchors the tongue to the floor of your mouth while the other anchors the upper lip to the gums. Some infants are born with a tongue or lip tie. This is a condition in which the frenulum is too tight, restricting movement too much. Restricted movement affects feeding ability as well as the development of speech as the child grows. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can help to enable proper movement with a frenectomy.
If you are suffering from advanced periodontal or gum disease, Marc S. Rosenthal might suggest osseous surgery. Osseous surgery, also referred to as pocket depth reduction, is usually recommended when non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planning have failed to recondition the impacted tissue around your teeth.
Of course, we want to do everything we can to help you avoid surgery, but the best way to do that is to schedule an appointment today so that together we can identify any potential issues that pose a threat to your healthy smile.
When an infection develops inside of a tooth, treatment is needed right away. Typical treatment for an infected tooth involves a root canal. With this procedure, the infected pulp and the nerve of the tooth are removed, and the interior is cleaned before being filled. Finally, a crown is placed on top of the tooth to provide additional protection and restore strength. Root canals have a high success rate, but sometimes, reinfections occur. In the event of reinfection, Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center may recommend an apicoectomy.
The appearance of your oral tissues can tell a lot about the health of your mouth. Healthy tissues are smooth and pink. Any changes in the texture or color of your oral tissues, even minor changes, may be nothing, but they can also be indicative of an oral health issue. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can diagnose and provide treatment for some different oral health issues with oral pathology.