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Oral Surgery

Alveolar Onlay Graft

Alveolar onlay grafts may be used to recreate the bone where teeth have been missing for a long time or an area where an infected tooth has caused destruction to the bone. The alveolar onlay graft is done to prepare for dental implants. We will use the bone from your chin or wisdom tooth areas and fit the graft to lie over the area of bone deficiency. The bone will be placed with special screws that will be removed when the implant is placed. If there is an extreme bone deficit, the doctor may need to extract bone from a larger bone such as your hip in order to completely restore the jaw bone and shape. 

You must allow the bone graft to heal and completely fuse with the jaw bone, which can take several months. When healing is complete, your surgeon will place the dental implant, and then your general dentist will complete the process by attaching the crown on the implant.

Be sure to talk with your oral surgeon and family dentist to answer any questions you may have about this procedure. Call North Port Oral Surgery and Dental Care at 941-423-1750.

Bone Grafting

Damage to the jawbone can be caused in areas where there are missing teeth. The jawbone can deteriorate and change the facial structure and make it unsuitable for a dental implant. Today’s technology can repair the inadequate bone in preparation for dental implants through bone grafting, restoring functionality and esthetic appearance.

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General Anesthesia

While the use of a local anesthetic to prevent pain is sufficient for many dental patients, sedation or general anesthesia may be appropriate to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of dental procedures. Most commonly given by means of an injection or as an inhalant, general anesthesia describes a mixture of potent drugs that are used to induce a sleep-like state. Sedation and general anesthesia are safely and effectively used for thousands of dental procedures each year. 

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Jaw Bone Health, Loss and Deterioration

A strong and healthy jawbone is essential for activities such as talking and eating food. Additionally, a strong jawbone is necessary to keep all of your teeth in place. With preventative care, you can keep your jaw healthy and functioning properly well into your golden years. 

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Local Anesthesia

Depending on the dental procedure, your dentist may determine that you only need a relatively small area to be numbed so that your visit is comfortable and pain-free. There are two kinds of numbing injections. A block injection numbs an entire region of your mouth, such as one side of your lower jaw while an infiltration injection numbs a smaller area.

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Ridge Expansion

A ridge expansion is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss. The ridge bone is a special type of bone surrounding and supporting your teeth. As soon as a tooth is removed, this bone begins to deteriorate. The ridge bone can also lose density due to breakdown from age or disease. A ridge expansion is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss.

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Socket Preservation

When a dentist extracts a tooth, the procedure leaves behind a small hole where the tooth once was. This socket can be very sensitive at first, which is why your dentist may recommend socket preservation to go along with your extraction.

A socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the socket, where the tooth once was. The goal of socket preservation is to improve the appearance of the remaining teeth and gums and to make the process of getting a dental implant at a later visit less complicated.

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Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft tissue grafting is often necessary to combat gum recession. Periodontal disease, trauma, aging, over-brushing, and poor tooth positioning are the leading causes of gum recession, which can lead to tooth-root exposure in severe cases. Recent developments in dental technology have made soft tissue grafting more predictable and less intrusive.

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Surgical Extractions

Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extractions may be the best option. Here at North Port Oral Surgery and Dental Care , we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before they become a more difficult and painful problem -- and to avoid a more complicated surgery. Whether your wisdom teeth have emerged or not, don't worry – we offer a variety of sedation types to meet any need and ensure that your experience is comfortable and pain-free.

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