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Common oral surgeries in Longview

When most people think of oral surgeries, it is likely the first thing that comes to mind is the surgical extraction of wisdom teeth. Although this is one of the most frequent forms of oral surgery, the placement of dental implants is another common surgical procedure that Dr. Karen Frazer Rea and Dr. F. Dee Rea offer patients.

For most patients, hearing that they will need oral surgery can bring about a moment of anxiety when they think about having to see a specialist in an unfamiliar office with a staff they do not know. This is not the case for patients of Drs. Frazer and Rea. They offer many surgical procedures right in their office, in a comfortable, familiar environment, with a staff patients know and trust. The doctors also offer sedation to help ease anxieties and keep patients comfortable during surgical procedures.

Common oral surgery procedures

Surgical extraction – This procedure is necessary when a tooth is impacted, meaning that there is not enough room for it to erupt completely without contacting an adjacent tooth. This is most common with wisdom teeth but can occur with any tooth if it is erupting at an angle. Another reason a patient may require a surgical extraction is when a tooth has sustained too much damage to be accessible from above the gum line. This can be the result of extensive damage from a cavity or trauma.

Implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Rea will place a small titanium post in the jawbone during a simple surgical procedure. Once the jawbone has fused to the dental implant, it can then be restored. Dental implants can be completed in a variety of ways; one can be placed and topped with a dental crown, if a pair is placed, they can be restored with a dental bridge. The difference in a traditional fixed bridge and one that relies on implants for support is implants don’t require healthy teeth to be reshaped to accommodate crowns to support the bridge.

Drs. Frazer and Rea offer patients preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care. Call us today at 903.753.3531 to find out how we can help you smile with confidence. Our office is located at 907 Walnut Hill Drive, Longview, TX 75605.
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