Endodontics & Oral Surgery
Comprehensive Dental Services
Acuity Dental provides comprehensive dental services for the entire family. Our endodontics and oral and maxillofacial team is qualified to perform procedures in-house so you do not have to wait to see a specialist. Services include root canals and tooth extractions.
Wisdom Teeth and Simple Tooth Extractions
Acuity Dental provides comprehensive dental services for the entire family, including tooth extraction. Our dentists and oral surgeons can perform extractions in a painless, low-stress environment.
Wisdom teeth are not needed and can cause issues, especially when there is not enough room in the mouth. Extraction of wisdom teeth is often recommended to prevent future dental problems. We also provide both oral and IV sedation for dental extractions and treatment.
Tooth Extraction FAQ
Simple tooth extractions are performed when a visible tooth is surgically removed from your mouth. Reasons for simple tooth extractions include:
- Diseased teeth that are not savable by deep cleanings.
- Some fractured teeth.
- Teeth that need to be pulled for orthodontics or dental implants.
- Supernumerary teeth, or an extra tooth that develops during childhood.
Surgical tooth extractions involve removing a tooth that has not yet erupted or is still under the gum tissue. Reasons for surgical tooth extraction include:
- Impacted wisdom teeth that are painful.
- An unerupted supernumerary tooth.
- A tooth partially below the gumline. This can be the result of a tooth fracture.
We perform tooth extraction both while “awake” and under sedation. Our options include:
- Local anesthesia. Our doctor delivers this directly to the site of the tooth.
- Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.
- Twilight anesthesia. Our doctor delivers this through oral sedation. This consists of medications taken right before your appointment to relax you and make you forget the procedure even happened.
- We have dentists trained in IV sedation to provide you with a painless surgical experience.
Depending on the type of anesthesia you choose, you may need someone to drive you home after the procedure. Our doctors can tell you which may be the best option for your situation.
Root Canal Services
Acuity Dental provides comprehensive root canal services for the entire family. Our endodontics and dental team is qualified to perform procedures in-house so you do not have to wait to be referred to another office resulting in increased pain associated with delayed treatment.
Root Canal FAQ
When issues arise with the pulp and root of a tooth, then root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth and relieve dental pain. A root canal may be needed when there is significant decay, when a tooth breaks, or when a traumatic dental injury occurs.
During root canal treatment, our dental specialists will carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, disinfect and shape the root canal, and place a sedative filling inside the tooth.
Yes, often root canal treatment will relieve your dental pain altogether. Sometimes, if the tooth is cracked, this may result in a tooth that is not savable and needs to be extracted. If this is the case, we can talk to you about replacing your tooth with a dental implant, which is also performed by our dentists in-house.
Tooth pain is not always a serious problem unless the sensitivity remains for a long period of time. It may be caused by minor decay, or gum recession that exposes the root. If you are experiencing pain, it’s important to see one of our dentists as soon as possible.
Cracked teeth can exhibit erratic pain when you chew foods to sudden pain when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold. It is important to address cracked teeth as soon as possible, as a dental crown may be needed and can sometimes prevent more costly treatment.
If your mouth or jaw is aching, this is often the sign that a more serious infection lies underneath the tooth and gum. When the nerve of a tooth dies, it forms an abscess around the tooth. Sometimes antibiotics are needed to get rid of the abscess, but it will reform if the underlying dying nerve is not removed.
No Insurance, No Problem
Acuity Dental Plans are designed for patients and families without insurance to save money on quality dental care.