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Do you need to have a damaged tooth extracted? Maybe you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed. You may even need help with bone or gum grafts to make implant placement possible. Oral surgery from our highly trained dentist, Rod Gleave, DMD, can help.

Does Dr. Gleave perform tooth extractions?

Dr. Gleave does perform tooth extractions. There may be times where the health of your smile depends on the removal of your natural teeth. In those instances, Dr. Gleave can safely extract the tooth to keep your entire mouth safe from harm. Oftentimes, we will recommend replacing the tooth with a dental implant.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of teeth that you receive. Typically, they consist of a set of top and bottom molars that come in sometime between 17 and 25 years old. By the time they come in, however, there may not be room for them. Other issues can occur as well, and you may need to have them removed by Dr. Gleave

What is a ridge augmentation?

Some people have a deformity in the upper or lower dental arch, which may be caused by a prior tooth extraction, tooth loss from periodontal disease, or facial injury. Whatever the case, Dr. Gleave will use real bone or bone-like material in the ridge to fix the deformity. The material placed there is meant to stimulate new bone growth.

What is a sinus lift?

If you have insufficient bone mass in your upper arch due to missing teeth, Dr. Gleave can take a small portion of your upper dental bone and lift it into your sinus cavity. The space that is left is then filled with bone or bone-like material to help cause new bone to grow. This will increase the bone mass and make dental implants a possibility.

How can gum grafts help me?

Gum grafts help to correct gum recession. Gum recession occurs when your gum tissue starts to move away from your tooth roots, potentially making your teeth unstable. Taking gum tissue from one area of your mouth and grafting it to the area of gum recession can correct this problem and restore the health and appearance of your smile.

How can bone grafts help my smile?

Ridge augmentations and sinus lifts are both specific bone grafting techniques used by Dr. Gleave. They are great for building up bone mass to a level that will allow for the placement of dental implants.

If you need a tooth removed or are interested in dental implants, call our Salt Lake City office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.

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