At Parkview Dental, we perform a variety of advanced dental treatments and oral surgery procedures. Below, we have listed the options offered at our practice.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a procedure used to treat severely decayed or infected teeth. The inside of a tooth contains a soft material called pulp, a nerve that allows the tooth to feel sensations. If the exterior of a tooth becomes damaged to the point where the pulp is exposed, infection may occur. In order to save the structure of the tooth, your dentist will remove the pulp and clean the inside of your tooth. The only purpose of the nerve is to provide sensory experience, so its removal will not affect the normal function of your tooth. The cavity is then sealed with a filling in order to prevent further damage.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in a mouth. They typically erupt when people are in their late teens or early twenties. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more, fewer or even none at all. Most times wisdom teeth do not grow in properly, as most adults’ mouths are fully developed and the jaw does not have room to accommodate wisdom teeth’s late arrival. When wisdom teeth do not grow in properly, they can become stuck underneath the gum line, resulting in “impacted wisdom teeth.” This can cause swelling, severe pain, and infection in the gum tissue. As they try to erupt, wisdom teeth can also cause shifting of the existing teeth in your mouth.
In dentistry, bone grafting is most commonly required to build and reinforce jawbone density before a restoration procedure involving implants and/or bridge work. The success of these restorative procedures rely upon the stability and strength of the jawbone. With years of experience in bone grafting, Dr. Vasani can determine good candidates for this procedure, identify which type of graft will likely produce the best results, and perform the selected technique with a high level of skill and precision.