Surgical & Nonsurgical Tooth Preservation
Dr. Ward Whitaker provides surgical and nonsurgical tooth preservation in Tampa, Florida. These treatments and procedures are designed to keep your existing teeth healthy and strong. Our dentist will examine your smile and determine if a tooth preservation procedure is needed to improve your oral health. Call Custom Dental Care & Med-Spa at 813-876-6930 to learn about surgical and nonsurgical tooth preservation and set up an appointment.
Most nonsurgical procedures are designed to prevent gum disease because more severe stages of the disease can lead to loose teeth, bone loss and other problems. Nonsurgical options are often a great solution for more mild forms of gum disease and can be very effective in stopping the disease from progressing and leading to tooth extractions.
- Additional dental cleanings, including deep cleanings
- Improved at-home oral hygiene
- Scaling and root planing
- Root canal therapy
Surgical tooth preservation procedures are recommended if your smile is severely damaged and no other conservative treatment will help. The goal of oral surgery is to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile and the surrounding structures, such as your jaw. Oral surgery may be necessary to save your teeth and correct your smile. Tooth-preserving surgeries may include:
- Tooth extraction (for teeth that cannot be restored and could damage other teeth)
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Bone grafts
- Sinus lifts