Dr. Schmidt is able to provide common oral surgery procedures such as root canals, dental implants, and tooth extractions. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and TMJ disorders. Keep reading to learn more about our Statesville oral surgery services.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts implanted into the jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. Once the jaw has healed from the implant surgery, your oral surgeon will attach an abutment, also called a post, which supports a dental crown on top. Dental implants are the best replacement we currently have for missing teeth, because they are able to restore the function of the tooth’s root as well as the tooth itself—namely, preserving the patient’s facial structure and preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Sometimes, it is not possible to save a tooth from an infection, severe fracture or other severe damage. Sometimes a tooth must be extracted due to overcrowding or similar orthodontic issues. In either case, Dr. Schmidt will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine if extraction is warranted. If an extraction is necessary, we will do everything in our power to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
A root canal treatment is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Sometimes, blunt trauma to a tooth can also necessitate a root canal. During the root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the dead or infected tissue from the tooth, thoroughly clean it, and seal it to prevent another infection or abscess from forming.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from an infected tooth, it is important to seek treatment right away. Left untreated, infections will spread deeper into the gums and jaw, and can even spread to the rest of the head and become life-threatening. The sooner you have the problem taken care of, the faster, easier, and cheaper it will be! To schedule an appointment with our Statesville oral surgeon, click here.