At Pleasant Valley Dental, we know no one jumps for joy at the thought of oral surgery, but if it’s necessary, you’ll want a skilled and caring team by your side. Well hello there! Dr. Bicknell, Dr. Denk, and Dr. Parkins have received extensive education and training to be able to provide oral surgery services from the comfort of your general dental office. There’s no need to go see an oral surgeon or a specialist, we can take great care of you right here at Pleasant Valley Dental. We use only the latest technology to provide the least invasive treatments with fast healing and healthy results.
Extracting teeth is always a last resort, but in many cases it may be in your best interest. Maybe you have a bad infection or a failed root canal. Maybe gum disease has left your teeth unable to support themselves. Maybe you have a tooth that’s badly broken or decayed and is past the point of repair with a crown. Whatever the reason, you can rest assured you’re in great hands with our team.
Wisdom teeth are some of the most commonly extracted because unlike the rest of your teeth, they don’t emerge until the age of 18-26, by which time most of us already have a mouth full of teeth. If teeth are already crowded, there’s no chance for a wisdom tooth to fit in. Imagine trying to shove a book into an already full bookshelf–it’s just not going to happen! Sometimes wisdom teeth can also be impacted, meaning they are twisted or turned at an angle so they push against your other teeth and are unable to erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and should be extracted– and we provide wisdom tooth extraction right here at Pleasant Valley Dental so you don’t have to go see an oral surgeon.
Extractions can be performed under either a local or general anesthetic, depending on your case and individual preferences. We also have sedation options available if you’re an anxious patient or you just want the most comfortable and relaxed experience. When all is said and done, we’ll give you specific post-op instructions to follow to ensure the quickest and most comfortable recovery.
If you had a tooth other than a wisdom tooth extracted, you will want to replace it sooner than later. When you’re ready to discuss tooth replacement solutions, we’ll be here!
At Pleasant Valley Dental, you won’t have to drive across town to see a dental implant specialist or implantologist to have your implants placed. We emphasize the value of receiving comprehensive care from a single provider who knows you and your health history. Plus it makes the experience easier and more comfortable for you. That’s why we’re happy to have the training and technology to provide surgical dental implant placement from the comfort of your dental home.
If your jawbone has lost density due to missing teeth and you’re worried it may not be healthy enough to host a dental implant, we also offer sinus grafting and bone grafting to supplement bone that’s been lost so you could potentially receive a successful dental implant treatment in the future.
We use 3D-imaging technology to create a virtual model of your teeth and jaws so we can map out the precise placement of your implant to ensure the healthiest results. We’ll give you specific post-op instructions to follow to make sure the healing period is as comfortable and effective as possible. Once the implant has healed and fused with the jawbone, we can give you a replacement tooth or teeth to bring your smile back to its beautiful, complete, healthy condition.
Maybe you have dental phobia and haven’t seen a dentist in years. Maybe your mouth has been devastated by rampant tooth decay or gum disease. Maybe you’ve suffered from a traumatic injury or illness. Whatever the reason, we want you to know you don’t have to give up hope! Our doctors are passionate about helping people who need it the most and have the training and technology to completely rebuild your smile from the ground up.
The process starts with a comprehensive consultation where you will sit down with your doctor one-on-one. We will discuss your oral and overall health history, any fears or concerns you may have, your goals for the end result, as well as payment options and timeframes. Together, we will come up with a plan to get your oral health back on track! Your treatment plan will be customized just for you, and may involve any number of oral surgery and tooth replacement solutions.
Our 3D-imaging technology helps us virtually design your new smile from the ground up. If you’re a fearful or anxious patient who doesn’t look forward to spending so much time in the dental chair, we have sedation options available so you can take a pleasant nap and we can get a lot of work done in a single visit. If you’re worried about the cost of treatment, we would be happy to speak with you about payment options to come up with a payment plan that works for you.
We know it’s been hard for you–and committing to spending time and money to restore your smile aren’t easy decisions to make, either. That’s why we do what we do-so we can help patients like you get out of pain and enjoy life again with a healthy smile.
If you have any questions about oral surgery, we would love to speak with you. Contact your Vernon dentists, Dr. Bicknell, Dr. Denk, or Dr. Parkins at Pleasant Valley Dental today!