When you need more help than most dental techniques can provide, Dr. Morton may turn to oral surgery. Your dental health is a top concern at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, and sometimes oral surgery is needed to accomplish that.
What is oral surgery used for?
The majority of oral surgical procedures that we provide are going to be focused on implants, and the placement of implants, the possibility of needing bone grafting to support an implant, as well as soft tissues surgery or soft tissue grafting where we may do something like the Pinhole surgical technique to help replace the gum tissue that used to cover say the roots of the teeth. We're able to provide a variety of oral surgical procedures here to help our patients attain the level of health and care that they need or want.
Oral surgery is used to treat conditions that need a more invasive approach. It is always the goal of medicine to fix problems in the least invasive way possible. This minimizes the risk to the patient and the recovery time as well. There are times where surgery is needed to correct problems or prepare you for further procedures. This is where oral surgery comes in. Through our advanced surgical techniques, including platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to promote healing, we will do all we can to make sure you are taken care of. Surgery is meant to help you live a better, healthier life, and that is what we aim to give you at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA.
Does Dr. Morton do teeth extractions?
Dr. Morton does all tooth extractions. This is a standard need that many of his patients have, and he has years of experience to perform these safely and without pain. Some dentists will refer out dental extractions, but Dr. Morton makes it a priority to provide almost any type of treatment you may need in-house.
How can a ridge augmentation help me?
After an extraction, prior to placement of dental implants, or after an injury or trauma to your face, you may need a ridge augmentation. Dr. Morton can perform this procedure to correct deformities that leave you with a lack of bone mass in a certain area. This will allow for the placement of implants, and it will also correct an unpleasing shape to your profile. Dr. Morton will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the specifics of this procedure.
What is a sinus lift?
A sinus lift is done for people who need to gain more bone mass in their upper jaw. Dr. Morton will take a portion of bone from the upper jaw and lift it into your sinus cavity. He will then fill the area with material to stimulate new bone growth. This new bone growth will make it possible to get tooth replacement options like dental implants.
What do gum grafts help to treat?
Gum grafts are used to treat gum recession and to repair damage done by gum disease or injury. Dr. Morton will take healthy gum material from one area and place it in the affected area to stimulate new gum growth. Your gums are vital to the health of your teeth, and Dr. Morton will do whatever is necessary to make sure your teeth stay healthy.
Why would I need a bone graft?
One of the most common reasons for a bone graft is to rebuild bone for people lacking the bone structure required to place dental implants. Dr. Morton will use a bone replacement material to build up your jawbone, and after a recovery period, he can place dental implants to restore the function you have lost.