Dr. Fisher and Dr. Zitterich are highly trained and qualified in most aspects of oral surgery, with 20 years of experience and countless hours of hands-on post-graduate training.
- Extractions of Wisdom Teeth (Third Molars)
- Extractions Teeth that are Dead or Damaged Beyond Repair
- Root Canal Therapy and Apical Surgery
- Soft Tissue (Gum) Grafting (See more in Cosmetic Dentistry)
- Crown Lengthening
- Gum Lifts or Gingivectomies (See more in Cosmetic Dentistry)
- Bone Grafting and Augmentaton (See more in implant dentistry)
- Dental Implant Placement (See more in implant dentistry)
If we believe that you would be better served by a specialist, we’ll refer you to a trusted colleague. Should you have questions or concerns about any dental procedure that we recommend, please ask. Dr. Fisher and Dr. Zitterich and their team whom are always available to share information and educational materials. The more you understand about your dental treatment plan, the wiser your decisions.
While we strive to maintain and repair your natural teeth whenever possible, there are times when a tooth or teeth must be extracted. Most tooth extractions can be performed easily, quickly and with minimal discomfort to treat a host of dental problems, including breakage, severe decay, or advanced gum disease. We may also recommend extractions in situations such as these:
• When wisdom teeth, or third molars are impacted, and/or misaligned or non-functional.
• If you need dentures or are considering dental implants and have only a few worn or compromised remaining teeth in an arch, we may recommend extractions so a much better full set of teeth can be made for you.
• Children occasionally have impacted teeth positioned to emerge out of alignment, or teeth that block others from erupting properly or on time.
• Orthodontic patients with overcrowded mouths occasionally require more space along the jaw line to properly align the teeth. This is a condition that would be determined by your orthodontist prior to starting braces.
Whatever brings you to us for an oral surgical procedure, expect to have a thorough examination, including X-rays, before we offer treatment options or recommend a course of action. You may feel apprehensive, so we dedicate ourselves to answering all of your questions before we proceed. Plan to discuss with us your medical history, any past extractions and associated problems with excessive bleeding, and any medications you take.
If you’re at all apprehensive about dental treatment or surgery, please ask us about sedation dentistry. Many options are available to help you relax and even sleep through the entire procedure (See more in Sedation Dentistry).