Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
At Davis Family Dental, we provide excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, injuries and defects in the neck, face, jaws, and hard and soft tissue of the mouth and jaws.
Simple Tooth Extractions
If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, you may be required to have a tooth removed. With a simple extraction, the dentist can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.
Periodontal disease, tooth extraction, injuries and infections can all affect jaw bone volume. Bone grafting is done to increase the height or width of the jawbone to better support tooth implants and/or bridge work.
Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people and happens as a result of problems with the jaw joint itself, the surrounding muscles that control chewing and jaw movement and the way the teeth fit together. The vast majority of TMD sufferers are unaware that the cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat.
Once TMD has been diagnosed, Dr. Davis will discuss your symptoms with you and decide which course of treatment is best, whether it be a bite guard, surgery or medication.
During a regular checkup, the dentist will inspect the soft tissue of the mouth and take serious note of any changes. If there are cell changes present, the dentist will take a biopsy of the affected area and send it away to be analyzed by laboratory specialists. When definitive results are obtained, the dentist can decide on the best course of treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by an oral surgeon or general dentist with advanced training. The surgery does not require an overnight stay, and you will be released with post-operative instructions and medication (if necessary), to help manage any swelling or discomfort.