Most people like to think only of the routine procedures that may be needed from their dentist. Although you may never require an extraction or oral surgery procedure, it’s nice to know that all of your dental needs can be successfully handled by one dental team, allowing personalized care from beginning to end. Our practitioners have years of experience and the type of training that allow them to meet your dental needs, even to the point of wisdom tooth extraction or dental implants.
The upper and lower third molars that usually develop during the teen years are what we call wisdom teeth. For most, all four of the third molars will grow, although more or less is possible. In many instances, there is not sufficient room for wisdom teeth to grow in properly, with existing molars directly located where third molars would erupt. These teeth may only partially erupt, or they can become trapped below the gums. Even when wisdom teeth are able to grow in fully, they are often eventually removed due to weakness from large cavities.
We check for the presence of wisdom teeth during routine examinations, carefully reviewing digital x-ray images. When these teeth begin to make their way into the jaw structure, it is beneficial to remove them early. Removing wisdom teeth alleviates the discomfort of their growth process, and minimizes the risk of complications, such as infection or cysts from impacted teeth.
the new standard of care for tooth replacement is dental implants. These
prosthetics allow comfortable, confident chewing and speaking, as the
implant post is surgically inserted directly into the jawbone with great
precision. Dr. Church is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral
Implantologists and holds membership with the American College of Oral
When you choose dental implants for tooth replacement, your entire treatment is completed in one dental office, with the same caring team of professionals providing support and information. We ensure that your treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs, and that you are comfortable before, during, and after any oral surgery procedure.
Washington Street Dentistry incorporates state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques to promote your oral health. Contact us today for your appointment in our Indianapolis dental office.