Oral Surgery Services
Many dental cases require surgery to truly repair the specific issue. Our office provides a range of oral surgery procedures. Dependent on the severity of the case, Dr. Updike is trained and ready to perform extractions. We are willing to assist in referring necessary cases as well.
Bridges are utilized to replace missing teeth. Filling a space with a pontic (a lab created tooth) and two crowns will leave the space filled and healthy for the future. The bridge will resemble natural and adjacent teeth.
Leaving such a situation untreated can lead to surrounding tooth decay, shifting, and malocclusion (a bad bite). Jaw problems can also be a result of an issue untreated. Dental bridges can maintain the overall structure of your teeth and mouth, leaving you healthy and comfortable.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair an infected and decaying tooth. This is done in an effort to relieve the patient of discomfort and any further decay. During a root canal procedure, our team will remove the nerve of the infected tooth, sequentially sealing and making the tooth healthy once again.
This type of damage to a tooth is usually caused by the following:
- Trauma to the face
- Deep tooth decay
- Chipping or Cracking
- Repeated dental work to a single tooth