Sometimes practicing good oral hygiene just isn’t enough and an extraction is your best option, whether your wisdom teeth are coming in, you have gum disease, or you need work done to accommodate a restoration. At Mountain Peak Dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado, licensed General Dentist Brennan Bonati, DDS, is experienced in providing a range of extractions. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book your visit online today.
When you have a damaged tooth or other oral health issues, an extraction, or having your tooth pulled, may be your best option. Keep in mind that losing a tooth doesn’t mean what it used to, as the procedure is more comfortable than ever, and Dr. Bonati offers restorative treatments that can replace your tooth in a way that looks and feels natural.
General Dentist Dr. Bonati may recommend an extraction if you have:
The prospect of getting a tooth pulled may frighten you, but Dr. Bonati treats the area with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Dr. Bonati and Dr. Lai are a part of a General Dentistry and Specialty Practice that is experienced in a wide range of procedures to treat conditions affecting your teeth and gums, including:
This procedure removes excess gum tissue. If you have a gum infection or tooth decay, clearing out gum tissue will make accessing your teeth and treating these issues much easier. Crown lengthening can also improve the appearance of your smile.
If there are deep pockets at the top of your gumline, you’re prone to bacterial infections because it’s nearly impossible to keep these pockets clean. After Dr. Lai reduces the depth of these pockets, you’ll be able to take care of your gums through routine oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing.
Often, bone loss in the jaw accompanies problems with your teeth. If Dr. Lai recommends dental implants to replace your missing or damaged teeth, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift so your jawbone is strong enough to support your implants.
If your gums have receded due to periodontal disease, Dr. Lai can perform a gum graft. Depending on your condition, he may recommend a free gingival graft, which thickens your gums, or a connective tissue graft to cover up exposed root tissue.
After examining your teeth and gums, Dr. Lai explains the surgical options available to you.
Dr. Bonati and Dr. Lai determine if you need oral surgery or another treatment during your consultation. However, you should book an appointment at Mountain Peak Dentistry if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:
If there seems to be something wrong with your teeth or gums, don’t wait and risk having your condition worsen. Call Mountain Peak Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.