Dental Surgery Scappoose, OR
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (nerve and blood supply), bacteria and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with an inert material called gutta percha.
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.
Mandibular Tori Removal
Mandibular tori removal is surgery to remove extra, overgrown bone on one or both sides of your jaw. This surgery is needed if you want to have a full, lower denture or partial.
Frenectomy is a simple surgery to remove frenulum (small folds of tissues) in the mouth. Frenulum is a muscular attachment between two tissues. This surgery needs to be done if the frenulum has caused diastema (opening gap between two teeth) and you would like to close the gap, or if you want to start orthodontic treatment.