Oral Surgery is provided on an as needed basis for each patient. South Main Street Dental also specializes in:
Tooth extraction is one of the most common dental procedures and is carried out to prevent further damage to the teeth structure. Many times people complain of the wisdom teeth aching and in such cases tooth extraction may be required. In some cases this process may be performed to create space for orthodontic treatment. Besides teeth structure, a tooth may be extracted if it decays or gets infected.
Fillings and Repairs
Fillings are carried out if a tooth decays and cavities are formed. White fillings (composite resins) and silver fillings (amalgams) are the two common types of dental fillings used. Most insurances do not cover composite resins.
Root Canals treat diseases or abscessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue. In case of any problem to the dental pulp, a root canal is performed. In this processed the pulp is removed and is replaced with a filling material. If a tooth decays to such an extent that the decayed part reaches the nerves, a root canal may be necessary.