Oral Surgery

PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY

Or what we call “Green” Surgery, is a new procedure in the Dental Field which has been expanded from our knowledge in general surgery. We have the ability to use our patients own blood and the good things in it like their stem cells and blood proteins to enhance the surgical aspects of our procedures. This approach improves the initial healing site of the surgery by minimizing swelling and promotes healing which means less post-operative pain and makes your post-op experience more comfortable, and gives you a fast, stress-free recovery time. The technique is designed to enhance soft tissue healing and bone regeneration, and is used primarily for tooth extractions, periodontal surgery, and implant surgery to ensure your healthy outcome and beautiful smile.

Our state-of-the-art practice uses only the highest quality technology and we’ve brought together an industry-leading team to make your experience friendly, relaxing, and memorable.

Bone Grafting, Ridge Augmentation, and Full Arch Extractions

We carefully assess your oral condition, and combine the perfect set of procedures to enhance your dental health, whether this means using ridge augmentations that adjust your gum tissue and tooth alignment, full arch extractions that redesign your entire tooth structure, or smart bone grafting to give a solid base for your dental implant. PRP Therapy takes your care the the next level!!

By combining the very best techniques and procedures, we promote your strong oral foundation, give you faster recovery, and enhance your long-term oral health. Our holistic approach to your dental experience sets us apart from other practices. Here, we consider all the options, talk with you about your vision, and together, we decide on a smart treatment plan that gives you your new smile in no time at all.

WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth or molar teeth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your Third Molars, also known as "wisdom teeth."

Why Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are unable to erupt properly. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and cause damage to the natural alignment of the teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and a team that is experienced in anesthesia techniques.

BONE GRAFTING

The traditional way of tooth removal allows the extraction socket to heal on its own. The body will do this over time however, at Legends Dental we don’t do many things the “traditional” way. When a tooth is removed you are left with an extraction socket or large “hole” in the bone where the tooth was. As the body heals this way it has a tendency to collapse into the hole creating a deficit in the bone. If we are considering Dental Implants or if we want to speed up healing time, Bone Grafting at the time of extraction can minimize these negative outcomes. We get our bone from a Bone Bank so it is an allograft that is human bone from a donor - which is important. When this is combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy the healing time and post-operative experience is greatly enhanced. We simply fill the extraction site with the Bone Graft material mixed with PRP and suture it closed. This amazingly simple process dramatically improves the overall extraction experience!!