Surgical Procedures in Sartell, MN
Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts at taking good care of our oral health, oral surgery might become necessary. When you find out you will need oral surgery to have a tooth extracted, treat gum issues, or place dental implants, you want to go to someone you can trust, a dentist who is trained in oral surgical procedures. You want a dentist like Dr. Saad Bassas, an experienced dentist and oral surgeon who has not only received special training in oral surgery, but who has conducted many procedures over the years.
Dr. Bassas received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Aleppo University School of Dentistry in 1998, where he ranked first in his class. He then completed a hospital-based oral surgery residency at Damascus University, where he also served as chief of residents. Contact i-Implant Dentistry for your oral surgical needs—and you can rest assured you are in good hands.
If you have a broken or damaged tooth, you may have put off receiving dental care because you are worried about losing your tooth. While it’s true that dentists generally try everything within their power to save a natural tooth, in some cases, a tooth might be in such bad shape that filling or crowning it won’t be enough. If there is too much damage to a tooth, your dentist might tell you an extraction is your only option—particularly if leaving the teeth is threatening to damage your other teeth or your overall health.
Perhaps you have one or more wisdom teeth that are crowding your other teeth and putting them at risk. Again, an extraction procedure may well be your best option. Extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from erupting properly in the mouth. Early removal is recommended to prevent future problems.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift
When a tooth is lost or extracted, bone loss in the area is common. This can be a problem if the patient wishes to have dental implants. There has to be enough bone in the area for dental implant surgery to be successful. Using a number of different materials, including your own bone, donor bone, or synthetic bone, Dr. Bassas can build up the area to restore bone that has been lost. Bone grafting is a safe procedure, and it can usually be taken care of during the tooth extraction process to prepare the site for dental implant surgery.
A sinus lift is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. Also called sinus augmentation, it is also a way to prepare bone for the placement of dental implants. In the procedure, bone is added between your jaw and the sinuses on either side of the nose. In order to make sure there is enough room for bone to be added, the sinus membrane is lifted upward.
Both of these procedures have become more common as more and more patients opt for dental implant surgery.
Sometimes a tooth that is decayed might break off right at the gum line or a crown of a filling might fall off. In this case, there might not be enough tooth exposed to support a new restoration. With the crown lengthening procedure, gum tissue (and sometimes bone) is removed to expose more of the tooth. This makes it possible for a filling or crown to be placed.
This is a common surgical procedure that is also useful for patients who have a “gummy smile,” meaning too much of the gum shows and more of the tooth needs to be exposed for esthetic reasons.
If you are in need of any type of oral surgery, call Dr. Saad Bassas and the team at i-Implant Dentistry!