At Pleasant Valley Dental, we know no one jumps for joy at the thought of oral surgery--but if it should become necessary, you’ll want our skilled and caring team by your side. Dr. Bicknell, Dr. Denk, and Dr. Montian come armed with extensive education and current technology that allow us to provide minimally invasive oral surgery services from the comfort of your Vernon dentist office--there’s no need to go see a specialist!
Extracting teeth is always a last resort–but in some 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 situation, you can rest assured you’re in great hands with your Vernon dental 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.) 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 properly. 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 just want the most relaxed experience. When all is said and done, we’ll give you specific post-op instructions to help ensure you have the quickest and most comfortable recovery possible.
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 for implant placement. We believe in the value of receiving comprehensive care from a single provider who knows you and your health history–it makes the experience easier and more comfortable for you and for us. That’s why we’re happy to have the training and technology to provide surgical dental implant placement from the comfort of your Vernon dental home.
If your jawbone has lost density due to missing teeth and you’re worried it may not be strong enough to host a dental implant, our doctors also offer sinus grafting and bone grafting procedures to alleviate the bone loss. These procedures are the first step to potentially becoming a successful dental implant recipient 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 help ensure effective results, and we’ll follow up by giving you specific post-op instructions to make sure your healing period is as comfortable and effective as it can be. 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 restored form and function.
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 your situation, we want you to know you don’t have to give up hope! Your Vernon dentists are passionate about helping people who need it the most and have the tools it takes 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 over an extended period of time.
Our 3D-imaging technology helps us virtually design your new smile. If you’re a fearful or anxious patient who doesn’t look forward to spending time in the dental chair, we have sedation options available so you can take a pleasant nap while we get a lot of work accomplished a single visit. If you’re worried about the cost of treatment, we would be happy to speak with you about financing 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 at Pleasant Valley Dental. We love to 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 or Dr. Montian, at Pleasant Valley Dental today!