Oral Surgery in Auburn

Best Oral Surgeon in Auburn – Expert Care for Your Dental Health

Are you experiencing a toothache? You may be a candidate for tooth removal in Auburn. At Timothy A. Hess DDS, PLLC you can enjoy the best quality in tooth extraction services in Auburn. Our dentist is highly qualified and experienced in tooth extraction. He is also qualified and experienced in surgical tooth removal. Whether you’re in need of a simple tooth extraction or are seeking wisdom teeth removal in Auburn, you can be sure you’ll get the best services at our clinic. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment and consult with our dentist to determine the best approach to treating any dental issues you are facing.

Unfortunately, there are instances when a tooth cannot be saved and must be removed. Teeth requiring removal may cause negative impacts on your oral as well as general health. If left untreated for long enough, these teeth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, pain, or infection.

We know that having a tooth removed is never easy, but we strive to make this process as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Office Hours

  • Monday

    From 9:00am – 6:00pm

  • Tuesday

    From 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • Wednesday

    From 7:00am – 5:00pm

  • * Thursday

    From 7:00am – 12:00pm

  • Friday

    Closed

* Open every other Thursday

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Tooth extraction is the procedure through which the tooth is removed completely from its socket. Sometimes referred to as pulling teeth, tooth extraction is the best option when a tooth is too badly damaged to be repaired. Our tooth removal services in Auburn are performed by a highly qualified and experienced dentist. X-rays of your jaw and teeth will be taken to check the extent of damage. If our dentist determines that extraction is the best option, you will be sedated and the tooth is then loosened from its socket and pulled out.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

As many people have come to find, we usually don’t have enough space in our mouth for our wisdom teeth to come in properly. When this happens, the wisdom teeth can cause problems with the teeth in front of them, cause gum issues, or even lead to infection. The dental community generally agrees that taking a preventative and proactive approach to wisdom tooth removal is the easiest and most predictable for the patient, often addressing the teeth before they become an issue.

Determining the best time to have your wisdom teeth removed depends on a number of factors including your age, gender, an examination conducted by your doctor, and dental imaging to determine the tooth development and location.

What is the Difference Between Tooth Extraction and Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Simple tooth removal procedures in Auburn are often easy and are only done when the tooth is too badly damaged to be repaired. Wisdom teeth removal in Auburn involves a more complex procedure. This type of extraction requires a skilled oral surgeon like Timothy A. Hess. The tooth is removed through a surgical procedure that involves making incisions into the gums to expose the wisdom tooth and then removing it. The removal often involves breaking the tooth into smaller pieces for easier extraction. The patient is often sedated using IV sedation.

Care After Tooth Extraction

Recovery from tooth extraction can take a few days depending on the complexity of your case. Most people are able to return to their normal routine after 48 hours. However, it can take a few weeks for the jawbone to heal completely. In order to ensure a speedy recovery, you should:

  • Keep the site of extraction clean by rinsing gently with antimicrobial mouthwash at least two times a day.
  • Take pain medications and antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist
  • Avoid engaging in strenuous activities for at least two days to prevent postoperative bleeding as well as discomfort.

Bone Grafting – The Optimal Replacement Option For A Missing Tooth

The optimal replacement option for a missing tooth has become the dental implant with an attached implant crown. The placement of an implant depends on the presence of a healthy foundation of bone in the area of the missing tooth. When a tooth is removed a healing process begins, and through this healing process, the surrounding supporting bone will eventually erode away over time. In order to preserve this bone foundation for implant placement, it is often best to perform a bone grafting procedure in the same procedure as the tooth removal. This is a relatively simple procedure where bone grafting material is placed in the tooth socket, much like “potting soil”. The dentist will often elect to place a membrane over the bone graft in order to hold it in place during the healing process. This can be thought of as a “tarp” that holds the “potting soil” in place.

Bone grafting is not always necessary; however, it can be a beneficial treatment, particularly if the patient plans to replace the tooth with an implant and implant crown in the future

The bone graft material often comes from cleansed and purified cadaver bone. The grafting material may also come from animal sources, either bovine or porcine sources. There are instances when the bone graft material comes directly from the patient, however, this requires a second surgical site and is often avoided if possible.

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