Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth, and usually occurs around the age of 18 years old. Unfortunately, these teeth do not typically have enough room to come in fully, and therefore can lead to problems such as: pressure on teeth in front, gum issues, infections, pain, swelling, and cyst formation. Removal of these impacted teeth is usually recommended between the age of 16-25, to prevent or resolve these issues. At Rutland Dental Centre, we will see you for an initial consultation regarding removal of your wisdom teeth, including a visual exam and either a 2D panoramic or 3D CBCT radiograph for a thorough understanding of the position of the teeth. We can then discuss the best options for removal, including numerous options for sedation, so that the procedure can be carried out safely and comfortably. Please call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mike Stearns to discuss the removal of your wisdom teeth.
Some form of bone grafting may be required prior to, or alongside, implant placement to replace missing teeth. This can be done using donor tissue, synthetic material, or a patient’s own harvested bone to preserve or rebuild jawbone structure.
Soft tissue, or gum grafting, includes a variety of different treatments aimed at replacing thinning or lost gum tissues. Depending on the individual case, these grafts can be taken from the patient’s palate (roof of the mouth) or donor tissues can be used. Improvements in technique and materials has made this into a much more comfortable procedure than it used to be. If you have thinning or receding gums that have led to compromised esthetics or sensitivity, the team at Rutland Dental Centre would be happy to review yours options with you.
We welcome new patients and will always make room for your family and friends. Please visit the new patients page to get a head start on filling in the required forms, and to book your appointment.