As a periodontist, I've done nothing but surgery since 1994, and I do a lot of extractions. I know that that's not everyone's favorite procedure to come to a dental office for. There's a lot of anxiety involved. A nice thing that I find is that by forming a relationship with the patient where they know that I care about them and that I'm not going to hurt them once I have them numb, that they develop a level of trust. They wind up not really needing to be sedated and do very well with the procedures.
Now, if they have a level of anxiety beyond that, we do offer types of sedation. We can give gas, or we can even give sedatives, which makes the procedure go a little faster, makes you forget a bit. But, I really find that by gaining the patient's trust and letting them know that I care about them and that I'm not hurting them, that most of them do very well, even without the sedation.
Do you need a problem tooth removed? Do you need to strengthen your jaw for a restorative dentistry procedure? If you think you could benefit from our oral surgery options, contact our team for a consultation!
At our Garland, TX dentist office, Dr. Gregory Kerbel, Dr. Logan Callier, Dr. Mark Margolin and our professional team offer several oral surgery options to fit your needs!
If there is any chance of pain or discomfort during your procedure, we’ll numb the area with an anesthetic before we begin. We can also relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options to improve your experience!
Tooth Removals / Extractions
In some cases, the best thing for your oral and overall health is to remove severely damaged or infected teeth. In this situation, we will perform a gentle tooth removal or extraction.
Or perhaps your tooth is healthy but you need to make room for dentures or other restorative treatment – we can help you there too!
Ridge Augmentation And Bone Grafts
If your jaw has become weakened or the socket that formerly held a now-missing tooth has deteriorated, we can provide a bone graft or ridge augmentation so you can get the dental implants you want!
Another obstacle that may be standing in the way of you getting dental implants in your upper jaw is a sinus membrane that is too low. We’ll lift the membrane so you can get the restorative treatment you need!
If your gums have pulled back from your teeth, Dr. Margolin can use a gum graft to perform a gum recession treatment.