Oral Surgery - Coventry, RI

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Oral Surgery Procedures Under One Roof

If you’re suffering from pain related to a diseased or impacted wisdom tooth, have an oral health condition that requires surgery, or need a biopsy, you may be a candidate for oral surgery. At Eric George DMD & Associates, we work in collaboration with a highly skilled dentist that provides services in the comfort of our ultra-modern and warm, welcoming office in Coventry, RI. Our dentists have extensive experience and leverage advanced technology to ensure every procedure is minimally invasive, efficient, and predictable. When you receive dental treatment in Coventry, RI, your treatment will be comfortable and safe. Our goal is to get you back on the path of a healthy, happy, and pain-free life as soon as possible!

At Eric George DMD & Associates, we work in collaboration with a highly skilled oral surgeon that provides services in the comfort of our ultra-modern and warm, welcoming office in Coventry, RI.

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Anxiety-Free Surgery

We take every precaution to ensure your comfort while treating your specific oral health issue at our state-of-the-art practice. If you’re nervous about undergoing oral surgery, that’s natural. Our dentists have the skills, medical knowledge, and expertise to ensure your surgery is safe, comfortable, and precise. We also offer all types of sedation at our practice, so if your surgery and or dental anxiety necessitate this, no need to worry.

Common Oral Surgery Procedures

While our dentists commonly perform tooth extractions, we may refer more complex cases to our oral surgeon. If a tooth is too damaged to save, extraction is often the best option for preventing the spread of infection and eliminating discomfort. During a standard tooth extraction procedure, we gently pull your infected or failing tooth without disturbing healthy bone or gum tissue.
Although most people eventually develop a total of 32 permanent adult teeth, the jaw is usually too small to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from erupting, they’re referred to as impacted. This means the teeth are unable to erupt into a proper position for chewing and cleaning. Leaving them in can cause pain, infection, cysts, or damage to adjacent teeth. Third molar extraction is a more complex procedure requiring cutting the gums to remove the tooth, followed by sutures, therefore it’s best performed by a skilled oral surgeon. As with other oral surgical procedures, we offer all types of sedation to alleviate your pain and fears during extraction.
When a tooth is removed, an empty socket remains in the alveolar ridge bone, the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. Although this typically heals on its own by filling in with bone and tissue, the bone surrounding the socket can deteriorate and shrink. This common procedure is performed following a tooth extraction to recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that were altered as a result. Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge may not be medically necessary, but required for dental implant placement or aesthetic purposes.

Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to get reabsorbed, resulting in the loss of bone. Bone grafting is often performed to enable patients with inadequate bone to receive dental implants. This specialized oral surgery involves replacing bone levels in your jaw. After sutures are in place, the area is allowed to heal for a few months to let the bone grafting material fuse with your jawbone. There are three types of bone grafts. Autogenous grafts (autografts) are created from a bone taken from somewhere else in your body, therefore they enhance bone growth while eliminating the risk of rejection. Allogenic grafts (allografts) use processed and freeze-dried bone harvested from a cadaver that functions as a scaffold, over which bone from the surrounding bony walls grows and fills in the void. Xenogenic grafts function the same way as the allograft but are usually taken from a cow bone that is highly processed to prevent possible rejection and contamination.

Maxillary sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces located behind the cheeks and on top of your upper teeth. Some of the roots of your natural upper teeth extend into the maxillary sinuses and when they’re removed, a thin wall of bone is all that separates them from your mouth. This procedure is done to strengthen and grow bone in the sinuses to enable dental implants to be securely placed to support crowns.

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