Surgery can be a scary word. Meeting a new doctor in an unfamiliar setting can make it even more intimidating. When you need to have oral surgery, Scheive Family Dental Care can perform the most common procedures in office. You can stay comfortable, in a familiar environment, while we care for your needs in our office.
Your comfort is our top priority when you need to have oral surgery. We will make sure you understand your procedure—why it’s needed, what to expect, and how to continue your care at home after surgery. We’ll discuss your anesthesia options and guide you to one that is right for you.
Although no one looks forward to having surgery, we will do everything in our power to make the process as painless as possible from start to finish.
Sometimes, a tooth cannot be saved, despite all our best efforts. Teeth that are badly broken, extensively decayed, infected, growing in sideways (impacted), unable to stay in diseased gums, or overcrowded may need to be extracted. For example, wisdom teeth are commonly extracted because they are overcrowded or impacted.
Extractions are a routine procedure, but one we only perform when necessary. We are well equipped to handle your extractions in office.
Root canals are an extremely common oral surgery procedure. Although root canals are comically talked about as the epitome of a painful and unpleasant experience, they actually correct painful conditions and save teeth!
When the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause deep decay. A root canal cleans out the inflamed, infected pulp, disinfects the tooth, and fills the tooth with a durable material. It is a lot like an extensive filling.
Though you probably won’t look forward to a root canal, it does not have to be a miserable experience. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your root canal is as positive an experience as we can make it.
If you have questions about oral surgery or would like to schedule a consultation with your Glen Ellyn dentist, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online! We look forward to smiling with you.