An extraction is a procedure that is done in which a tooth is completely removed. This is done for several different reasons such as, a damaged or fractured tooth, gum disease, severe decay, crowded teeth, and more. At Kandl Dental we do not perform routine tooth extractions. We can perform tooth extractions for or during a dental emergency but in most cases, we would refer you to an oral surgeon.
Throughout your life your mouth goes through many different changes. One of these changes in most teens / adults, ranging in age from 16-21, is the addition of a third molar. This third molar is better known as your wisdom teeth, and no they do not make you wiser! In many cases your wisdom teeth do not have the proper room to grow or they are erupting in a position that does not allow them to grow properly which is why we may suggest you see an oral surgeon to have your teeth removed.
Scaling and root planing is a cleaning procedure that our hygienists perform to treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums leading to loss of bone that supports your teeth. One of our biggest goals is to help you avoid the risks associated with periodontal disease, which include:
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects the skull to the lower jaw. Disorders that affect the TMJ can be caused by many different factors and have many types of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
At our office we provide several options for TMJ treatment to help ease your pain. We invite you to contact us today if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms to schedule your TMJ treatment consultation. We look forward to taking care of you!