Dental Implants

A Dental implant is used as a tooth root substitute to replace damaged or missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that when placed in the jaw, forms a unique bond with your bone. After a specific healing period, your bone fuses to the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or as anchors to support multiple teeth.

An individual consultation with Dr. May will provide you with necessary information to make an informed decision if dental implants are right for you.

Additional procedures preceding dental implant placement may be indicated and will be discussed at your consultation. To schedule a consultation or if you have any questions on dental implants, please email Maribeth, our Dental Implant Coordinator, at implants@prairieoralsurgery.com

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are your third molars; they are the last teeth to develop. Many times third molars do not have enough room to fully erupt; therefore, they can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling, and infection. Third molars are often difficult to clean properly and can be prone to decay. Your dentist may recommend removal of your third molars by Dr. May to prevent or treat symptoms caused by your third molars.

On the day of your appointment, Dr. May will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Surgical Removal of Teeth (Single & Multiple)

You may be referred by your dentist to Dr. May for a tooth extraction due to Dr. May’s training and surgical experience. There are multiple reasons why your dentist may have referred you to our office for what may see like a “routine” extraction. Some of these reasons may be unique medical concerns, fractured teeth, infections and/or challenging extractions.

Lumps, Bumps, and Lesions

If you or your dental professional notice any unusual lumps, bumps, white patches, red patches, or sores that won’t heal; you may be referred to Dr. May for an evaluation.

Anesthesia

Dr. May’s specialized education as an oral surgeon includes specific training in multiple types of anesthesia. During your procedure, one or more of the following types of anesthesia may be used to control your discomfort and anxiety: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide-oxygen, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia for your procedure will be determined based on your specific needs.