Save Your Mouth and Smile from Complex Issues
Some procedures require more experience and training than general dentistry. At Henrich Dental in Tulsa, we offer oral surgery for those who require more advanced treatments to meet their dental health needs. When you work with us, we will discuss your history, concerns, and potential problems so you can make the best decisions about the procedures that are right for you.
Tulsa dentist Dr. Frank Henrich will work with you to asses your oral needs and build a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We offer a full range of sedation dentistry options to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout all phases of your care.
Bone grafting with PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)
Dr. Henrich can use PRF technology for your oral surgical or cosmetic dental procedure. PFR can be incorporated to improve recovery times by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Created in our office using your own blood, PRF is placed into a tooth socket after extraction, before placing an implant or into the soft tissues before a cosmetic treatment. PRF can offer key benefits for your overall recovery, including:
- Reduces the incidence of infection
- Minimizes post-treatment inflammation and swelling
- Boosts natural healing
Bone Grafting & Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant may be the best solution. We remove the root of the tooth and replace it with a titanium implant. Implants are one of the most natural looking solutions for restoring missing teeth. They are designed to restore natural function and beauty back to your smile.
Dr. Henrich will perform a full evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you. In most cases, patients will need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure to be considered ideal candidates for the implant procedure. For patients who have compromised bone, Dr. Henrich can perform any necessary bone grafting in office, using PRF to improve outcomes.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Tooth extractions are only performed when deemed absolutely necessary. One of the most common types of extractions is wisdom tooth extraction. The wisdom teeth typically develop in the later teens or early twenties. Some dentist recommends removing the wisdom teeth as soon as the emerge, whether they cause problems or not. Removing wisdom teeth is sometimes done as a preventive measure.
However, if that is not the case, wisdom teeth will need to be removed if they cause overcrowded, infection, or causing other problems. With our state of the art dental technology, we can locate the wisdom teeth and determine the exact position. Dr. Henrich will determine if extraction is necessary as well as explore all your treatment options.
After a complete dental evaluation, we can determine if a tooth extraction is necessary. As with wisdom teeth extraction, tooth extractions are only performed when deemed necessary. In many cases, we seek to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible But in the case that the tooth is beyond repair, we may recommend a tooth extraction.
You may need a tooth extraction if one or more of the following apply:
- Dental trauma
- Tooth decay
- Bone loss
- Tooth damage beyond repair
In most cases, an extracted tooth will need to be replaced. We offer a complete range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants. During your consultation, Dr. Henrich will explore all your treatment options and recommend the best solution for your smile.
Oral Surgery FAQs
Will I need oral surgery to treat gingivitis?
Not necessarily. Most patients with gum disease can get treatment without oral surgery. Gum disease is easily preventable and treatable. Oral surgery will likely be necessary if your gum disease has progressed to advanced periodontitis.
Do I need a bone graft before getting a dental implant?
No. Not all patients that get dental implants will need a bone graft. You will need a bone graft if your dentist determines that you do not have sufficient jawbone area to support a dental implant. Most patients do not need a bone graft before getting dental implants.
Does a tooth extraction hurt?
No. Tooth extractions are one of the most common oral surgery procedures done at the dentist. Depending on how many teeth are extracted, it can be done in as little as one hour and is painless with the use of local anesthesia.
Oral surgery requires specific skills and knowledge, and Dr. Henrich has been providing these solutions for years. We want to help you start smiling again as soon as possible, so if we determine that this is the right option for you, we’ll do everything we can to help the healing process and minimize the discomfort. Contact us to set up your appointment to discuss your options.