If you are looking for great service from a practice you can trust, visit our office in Caldwell, Idaho. Our office can give you friendly, high-quality care that you deserve. Whether you are coming in for wisdom teeth removal, dental implants or other oral procedures, Dr. Massoth can give you the treatments you need. Look below to learn about our services.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Most people’s mouths only have enough room for 28 teeth. When your wisdom teeth start to come in, that’s four additional teeth trying to cram their way in. In most situations, this creates a litany of problems, including crowding, soreness, risk of infection, and the need for extraction. Since your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in through your gums, they come to the party a little late. All your other teeth have settled into their places. With x-rays and inspections, we can determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be removed.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With a dental implant you will be able to eat virtually anything. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants preserve and restore youthful facial contours. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
Expose & Bond
Patients receiving orthodontic treatment to have their teeth straightened may need additional space for unerupted teeth. When impacted canine teeth fail to erupt on the expected timeline, the patient will be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Over time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there are poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we can grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.
Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries require special training involving a “hands-on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.