At Boca Smile Center, you can relax knowing that if you need oral surgery, Dr. Jessica Capellan and our caring dental team will take good care of you. Whether you need a simple surgical procedure, such as a tooth extraction, or a more advanced one like a bone graft, we can compassionately accommodate you at our Boca Raton, FL dentist office.
Periodontal disease can cause the jawbone to become too weak to support a dental implant or other dental prosthesis. In cases like this, Dr. Capellan will often recommend bone grafting (also known as natural bone regeneration) to promote healthy bone growth and thicken your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will naturally regenerate and become strong enough to support a dental implant.
When a tooth is too badly decayed to save, Dr. Capellan will perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.
Tooth Extraction Site Preservation
When a tooth is removed, Dr. Capellan always considers how to preserve the the empty space in the mouth after removal. Wisdom teeth are unique, located in the back of the mouth, so that extraction site will heal on its own without specific site preservation.
However, if a tooth is removed from another part of the mouth, the jawbone can degenerate and change shape as the mouth heals if the extraction site is not preserved. This degeneration can cause healthy teeth to shift and cause problems with a patient's bite and speaking ability.
If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted, talk to Dr. Capellan about what you would like to do after removal. If you want to replace the tooth with a dental implant or a bridge, she will be able to make a recommendation and create a specialized treatment plan for your smile.
Oral pathology allows Dr. Capellan to identify and treats diseases of the mouth and maxillofacial region. Diagnosis is completed through in-office examinations, x-ray technology, microscopic and biochemical evaluations. Some of the diseases oral pathologists diagnose include mouth and throat cancer, mumps, salivary gland disorders, ulcers, odontogenic infection, and more.
Oral Surgery Consultations in Boca Raton, FL
If you’re not sure what type of oral surgery you need, just call Boca Smile Center to schedule an appointment. Our Boca Raton dental team will take the time to do a thorough exam and discuss your oral health concerns with you before beginning any dental treatment you need.