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Oral Surgery: For Problems That Need a More In-Depth Approach

When you need more than a normal dental treatment can provide, oral surgery procedure may be the avenue you need to take. Make sure you have Dr. Ki with you to help you down that path with success. Call our dental office at 703-552-2530 to schedule your oral surgery Fairfax, VA area appointment..

Dr. Laura Ki on oral surgery

Oral Surgery Treatment

As with all medical treatments, there are times when a more invasive approach to your dental treatment is the only option to maintain your health. In dentistry, the most invasive procedures often fall under oral surgery. While Dr. Ki would prefer to keep her patients from having to undergo dental surgical procedures, she must have the ability to perform oral surgery to make sure she is able to fully serve all of her patients’ needs.

Tooth Extractions

Laura Y. Ki, DDS, PC is experienced in performing tooth extractions. This is one of the most common forms of oral surgery and is used to remove a permanent tooth. There are several reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted. The tooth may be broken and is too severely damaged for a crown to be effective. In this situation, a tooth extraction is necessary prior to any other type of restorative treatment.

Severe decay is another reason a tooth extraction may be needed. As one rotten apple will spoil the whole lot, a severely decayed tooth may contribute to the deterioration of your overall dental health. Another reason we may look to remove a tooth is to make room in your mouth for orthodontic treatments to straighten and improve your smile.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dr. Ki does most wisdom teeth extractions, though we are hesitant to do impacted wisdom teeth extractions. In those cases, we feel much more confident referring you to a trusted specialist to make sure that you are going to receive the level of care you need and deserve. Wisdom teeth extractions are a different breed than normal tooth extractions, and as such are typically more complicated. With your wisdom teeth being the final set of teeth to come in, they often do not emerge properly. Many people don’t have room in their mouth for an extra set of molars, and others have them removed for the sake of comfort.

Bone Grafting Benefits

Bone grafting is used to build up bone mass in an area of your jaw that may be thin. Most of the time, bone grafts are used to stimulate new bone growth in an effort to place a dental implant. The implants will help to prevent further bone loss due to lost teeth, as well as improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Call our office today at 703-552-2530 to schedule your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well. One of our staff members will be happy to reach out and connect with you.

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