Minor Oral Surgery

Through extensive continuing education courses and programs, Dr. Nadella has become certified and adept at performing minor oral surgery procedures in-office. This allows him to provide a more thorough catalog of dental treatment options under one roof, rather than having to refer patients to other offices to complete more complex procedures. We also offer a variety of dental sedation options, such as nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, to help you relax and complete your treatment faster.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

Surgical tooth extraction requires that Dr. Nadella resect a tooth into several pieces and/or reveal an area of jawbone underneath your gum tissues to safely remove a tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth, compromised teeth roots, and extensive damage or infection are common issues that could make simple tooth extraction insufficient.

Dental Implant Placement

To place one or more dental implant posts into your jawbone, Dr. Nadella will use advanced imaging technology, including digital panoramic X-rays, to gauge the strength of your jawbone and the optimal placement/angles for your implants. Healing usually lasts 4-6 months, after which Dr. Nadella can secure your dental crown, dental bridge or denture to abutments connected to the implant posts.

Jawbone Grafting

When periodontal disease becomes severe enough to lead to tooth loss, it destroys and weakens part of your jawbone. If you have been missing one or more teeth for several years or longer, then your jawbone may have grown weaker due to lack of stimulation. Patients who wish to receive dental implants to replace lost teeth must have an adequate amount of jawbone density, or may require a jawbone graft before becoming eligible for implant placement.

Alveoplasty

Alveoplasty is the process of smoothing an area of your jawbone after a tooth has been lost or is extracted. Without the tooth root in place, the empty socket in your jawbone can leave high and low points in the bone, making it difficult to fit a dental bridge or denture in place. Smoothing the jawbone creates a level area to more effectively secure your replacement teeth.

Minor Tori Removal

In dental terms, a torus is a small, usually-harmless growth of bone that can occur on the roof of the mouth, the lower jaw, or the cheek side of upper molars. Minor tori removal is a surgical procedure to remove the growth of bone, which can often help patients reduce risks of further oral health complications in the future.

Schedule an Oral Surgery Consultation

To find out if you need minor oral surgery and what to expect, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We’re open every Sunday by appointment only, and we proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Dallas, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.