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Whether you need dental implant surgery or wisdom tooth extraction, you can count on our expertise.
Dental surgery is often a last resort to protect your oral health when all other methods have failed.
For example, we may recommend surgical tooth extraction if your tooth is stuck beneath your gums. Continue reading below to learn more!
Dental Implant Surgery
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) designed to support a crown. Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse to your jawbone for permanent stability. Many of our patients appreciate that their dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
Our dentist does everything in his power to save a tooth. However, sometimes we’ll need to extract a tooth as a last resort to protect your oral health. Before emergency tooth extraction, we’ll take x-rays to determine the best method for pulling teeth. Once we develop a plan for tooth removal, you will be prepped for the procedure.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
- Baby tooth won’t fall out naturally
- Severe tooth decay
- Infected tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Orthodontic correction
Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
If you have a gummy smile, our dentists may recommend cosmetic crown lengthening to expose more of your upper teeth. Crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue so more of your tooth is visible. If you’ve always felt self-conscious about your gummy smile or have an uneven gum line, crown lengthening can help. Since crown lengthening is dental surgery, your oral surgeon will make sure you understand all the risks.
To schedule your appointment with one of our Westland oral surgeons, call Parkside Dental Team at (734) 261-6060.