Fullerton Dental Associates performs various types of oral surgery, including:
Placement of dental implants
Dental implants are metal posts that provide a strong, supportive base for restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. To place dental implants, Fullerton Dental Associates puts a number of titanium studs into your jaw. Following the procedure, your bone extends around the posts, fusing them in place.
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is a type of oral surgery used to treat infected or inflamed pulp, the soft center of a tooth. During a root canal, your provider removes your tooth pulp, cleans the inside of your tooth, fills it with a material called gutta-percha, and caps it with a crown. This process preserves your enamel and prevents the need for an extraction.
If your wisdom teeth become impacted, or you develop a serious cavity, you might benefit from extractions. Extractions use special tools, like forceps and elevators, to remove one or several teeth. Fullerton Dental Associates performs both simple and surgical extractions.
Tumor and cyst removal
If you develop an oral cyst or tumor, oral surgery can quickly remove it. Before excising a cyst or tumor, Fullerton Dental Associates administers a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. After removing the growth, they provide you with a list of recovery instructions.