The following procedures are all provided for your convenience. For more information on a particular procedure, please contact us at (352)596-1771.
EXTRACTIONS / WISDOM TEETH
On occasion, teeth are severely damaged by gum disease or extensive
decay. Those teeth may require removal. Treatment of damaged teeth
involves their removal using special surgical techniques appropriate for
each individual case.
The tooth may be removed in whole, or in some
cases it may be made into sections, and each section is then
individually removed. Usually the extraction procedure is uneventful and
quickly performed. In most cases, normal activites can be resumed
within a few days depending on the degree of difficulty and the number
of teeth removed.
Instructions are given as to
how to care for the extraction site and the patient is also given an
appointment to return to see the doctor for a final evaluation.
Our practice also performs extractions of the 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth.
BONE (OSSEOUS) SURGERY
procedure is used to smooth shallow craters in the bone due to mild to
moderatebone loss. After gaining access to the damaged bone with flap
surgery. Dr. Hameroff will reshape the bone around the tooth to
decrease the craters. This makes it harder for bacteria to accumulate
In many instances bone loss or tissue loss due to periodontal disease can be reversed.
Tiny fragments of bone or artificial materials are placed into area of
lost bone. These grafts act as a platform on which bone can regrow,
restoring stability to your teeth.
SOFT TISSUE GRAFT
Soft tissue is added to reinforce thin gums or to fill in areas where
gums have receded. Grafted tissue, usually taken from the roof of your
mouth or a synthetic material, is sultured in place over the affected
area. In some cases, exposed tooth roots may be covered to improve
SURGICAL PLACEMENT: ENDOSTEAL IMPLANT
An endostal implant is a biocompatible material designed and fabricated
to fit into the bone of the mandible or maxilla with permucosal
extensions which provide support and attachment of a prosthesis. This
may be a complete upper or lower arch or unilateral appliance.
SCALING AND ROOT PLANNING
therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of
bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage the gum disease. This
type of treatment may be all thats needed, especially when periodontal
disease is caught early. Your periodontist may ask you to talk with a
general dentist, who may provide some forms of non-surgical therapy. You
may also need to have certain procedures, such as replacing worn
fillings that can accumulate plaque, taken care of before periodontal
therapy can begin.Scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and
calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gumline.
planning smooths the root surface, so the supportive tissue can better
re-attach to the tooth surface. Your periodontist may use local
anesthesia , because this procedure goes deeper than regular cleaning.
bacteria causes periodontal disease, you may receive antibiotics. These
may be in pill form or to be applied directly to the infected area in
the form of tiny fibers. An antibacterial mouth rinse also may be
prescribed to help control plaque and to restore the tooth.
procedure is used to smooth shallow craters in the bone due to mild or
moderate bone loss. After gaining access to the damaged bone with flap
surgery, Dr. Hameroff will reshape the bone around the tooth to decrease
the craters. This makes it harder for bacteria to accumulate and grow.
times, when a tooth requires a crown the top surface is extrememly
decayed or badly broken. Your dentist may require more tooth exposed so
that the new crown will have a stronger seal retention. A crown
lengthening is a simple surgical procedure. The immediate area
surrounding the tooth will be numbed. An incision in the tissue is made
to reveal the tooth and supporting bone.
Adjustment of the bone area
will be performed. Several sutures will be placed and will dissolve on
their own. A sedative dressing will then be placed to aid in the healing
of the surgical site.
A prescription for pain will be given as well
as instructions for care of the area. You will return to Dr. Hameroff's
office in approximately one week for a check. After healing, your
dentist can restore the tooth.