Oral Surgery in Bangor, ME, at Twin City Dental
Skilled Dentist for Oral Surgery Procedures for Bangor-Area Patients
When you need oral surgery in Bangor, ME, Twin City Dental has the skilled dentist who can help. Twin City Dental offers a variety of oral surgery options for Bangor-area patients. Consult with Dr. King on whether any of these procedures are right for you by calling (207) 947-1122 today.
Oral Surgery Procedures at Twin City Dental in Bangor, ME
Tooth Extraction Services
Patients may need a tooth extraction because of tooth decay, injury, or other reasons. Our dentist performs single, multiple, and full-mouth dental extractions. She can do tooth extractions, including tissue born impacted wisdom teeth, with IV sedation.
Crown Lengthening Procedures
Sometimes before placing a crown on a tooth weakened by decay, broken, cracked, or severely worn down, the tooth may need a crown lengthening treatment. This ensures that enough of the tooth’s structure is available to securely hold the crown. We do crown lengthening procedures using dental lasers at Twin City Dental.
Frenectomy for Greater Range of Motion and More
Frena are tissue located inside the upper lip and inside the lower lip, connecting the cheeks to the gums and also under the tongue. Sometimes the frenum’s connections have to be cut or loosened to extend the range of motion. A more common frenectomy procedure that we perform is to allow better movement of the tongue to correct speech impairments. If you or your child needs a frenectomy procedure, consider having it done by a laser-certified dentist. Unlike using a scalpel that can leave the patient with pain and eating soup for a while, lasers remove soft tissue with minimal pain and bleeding. We’ve had kids have frenectomies and go celebrate at McDonald’s afterward.
Gingivectomy Procedures and Gum Infection Treatments
Bacteria can inflame gum tissue surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, these bacteria can lead to serious health problems. In a gingivectomy procedure, we surgically remove these bacterial infections of the gums with dental lasers.
Gingivoplasty to Reshape Gum Tissue
A gingivoplasty is a procedure the dentist performs to reshape gum tissue for various reasons. For example, sometimes denture patients have too much gum tissue under their dentures, causing the dentures to move excessively. Denture adhesive is useless because it is the underlying gum tissue that swishes around like Jell-O. We use dental lasers to remove this excessive gum tissue to give the denture a more solid foundation to rest on.
Contact us with any questions you may have about oral surgery in Bangor, ME, at Twin City Dental today.