Although we are born with four wisdom teeth, most people do not have enough space in their jaw or mouth for these extra teeth to grow in properly. Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause chronic pain, infection, inflammation and even cysts or tumors. Dr. Truitt understands that every patient is unique, and during your consultation he will develop a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.Learn More
When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, your dentist may refer you to Dr. Truitt for a surgical extraction. This procedure may be necessary to remove teeth that are severely decayed, broken, or difficult to locate without using an x-ray. Surgical extractions can also be recommended to remove impacted teeth, or to prepare a patient for another orthodontic treatment.Learn More
Dental Implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they look and act like real teeth, and they can even improve quality of life. These implants are made of titanium metal anchors that fuse with the jawbone to form a new, stable tooth root. By working closely with you and your restorative dentist, Dr. Truitt will determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.Learn More
After a tooth is extracted, it is important to preserve as much bone as possible to support an implant tooth in the future. The jawbone can weaken and deteriorate when teeth have been missing for a long time, but a bone graft is a relatively simple procedure that can preserve or reconstruct the jawbone for future tooth replacement.Learn More
Canine teeth are important for a proper bite, but an impacted canine tooth remains "stuck" in the roof of the mouth and cannot grow into a functional position. By combining efforts with an orthodontist, Dr. Truitt can perform a simple surgical procedure to begin bringing the impacted canine into line.Learn More
If you're experiencing facial or oral pain without an obvious cause, it could be a warning sign of a serious medical problem, or even oral cancer. If you are concerned about pain or a change in the appearance of your mouth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Truitt for an oral exam and a biopsy to determine your next steps.Learn More
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