South River Dentistry is an established provider of dental surgery in Midlothian.
The team of dentists at South River Dentistry have the experience and compassion to make dental surgery safe and pain-free. We’ve helped people from all across the Midlothianarea with procedures like wisdom tooth extraction, oral trauma, dental implants, and bone and tissue grafting.
Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems, like pain, infection, and swelling. Removing them is a common surgical procedure that most people go through to have healthier teeth. Our dentists will take care of you during every step of the wisdom tooth extraction process – from diagnosis to recovery.
From sports injuries to accidents, traumatic events can happen at any time. But don’t worry! Our oral surgeons can repair these injuries so you can get back to your life. If you’ve suffered a facial fracture or any other damage to your mouth or teeth, we’re here for you with the latest technology and unrivaled experience.
A dental bone graft is a surgery performed to increase and strengthen the natural bone in your jaw. It is usually done so that dental implants can be placed. If you need dental implants, our surgeons will let you know if bone grafting is necessary to restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.
Soft tissue grafting
Soft tissue grafts are also known as gum grafts, and work to restore gum tissue around teeth or implants in order protect teeth and provide a healthier appearance. If you’ve lost gum tissue due to periodontal disease, aging, or oral trauma, our dentists can determine if a soft tissue graft is right for you.
Come consult with an oral surgery expert at South River Dentistry!
At South River Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art technology, like an iTero® Element scanner to create digital models of your teeth and gums so we can diagnose and develop personalized treatment plans. No matter what procedure you need, we want to give you your smile back. Call us today at 804-378-7888 to make an appointment.
Damage to the jawbone can occur in areas where there are missing teeth. The jawbone can deteriorate and change the facial structure and make it unsuitable for a dental implant. Luckily, today’s technology can repair the inadequate bone in preparation for dental implants through bone grafting, restoring functionality and esthetic appearance.
Botox is composed of botulinum toxin, a form of a purified protein used to treat a number of cosmetic and oral issues. It is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve transmission to those muscles. As a result, the dynamic motion in the skin is relaxed, allowing the wrinkles to smooth and disappear. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin.
Jaw Bone Health, Loss and Deterioration
A strong and healthy jawbone is essential for activities such as talking and eating food. Additionally, a strong jawbone is necessary to keep all of your teeth in place. With preventative care, you can keep your jaw healthy and functioning properly well into your golden years.
Depending on the dental procedure, your dentist may determine that you only need a relatively small area to be numbed during surgery so that your visit is comfortable and pain-free. There are two kinds of numbing injections
When performing oral procedures that require numbing, dentists employ two kinds of local anesthesia, block injections, which numbs an entire region of your mouth, such as one side of your lower jaw, and infiltration injections, which numb a smaller area.
Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions (the mouth and jaw areas). The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations.
Orofacial pain is caused by a number of clinical problems, including issues with the chewing muscles and joints. Orofacial pain can include migraines, headaches, muscle spasms, tooth pain and more. Your South River Dentistry dentist can use skills learned from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) to treat orofacial pain with several treatment options.
When a tooth is extracted, the procedure leaves behind a small hole where the tooth once was. This socket can be very sensitive at first, which is why your provider may recommend socket preservation to go along with your extraction.
A socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the socket, where the tooth once was. The goal of socket preservation is to improve the appearance of the remaining teeth and gums and to make the process of getting a dental implant at a later visit less complicated.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting is often necessary to combat gum recession. Periodontal disease, trauma, aging, over-brushing, and poor tooth positioning are the leading causes of gum recession, which can lead to tooth-root exposure in severe cases. Recent developments in dental technology have made soft tissue grafting more predictable and less intrusive.
Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extractions may be the best option. Here at South River Dentistry, we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before they become a more difficult and painful problem -- and to avoid a more complicated surgery. Whether your wisdom teeth have emerged or not, we offer a variety of sedation types to meet any need and ensure that your experience is comfortable and pain-free.
Other Things You Should Know
If you have suffered oral trauma in an accident, have one or more teeth that have been damaged due to decay or infection, or believe that there's an issue with your bone structure, contact South River Dentistry for a consultation.
We also offer dental implants for patients that are missing teeth and would like the look and function of their smile restored. Call South River Dentistry at 804-378-7888 to speak with a team member about the options available to you.