Oral Surgery Tinley Park IL
Complete Care from the Team You Trust
Root Canals Save Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can lead to additional complications. The good news is that we are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy, a procedure that removes the pulp chamber of a tooth and fills it with a filling material, saving the tooth. With modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are quite manageable, and our oral surgeon can do them here, with the team you already trust, instead of referring you to another office.
In-House Tooth Extractions
In the unfortunate situation where a tooth is too damaged or infected to be saved, extraction is the best option. We can do most tooth extractions ourselves, to avoid the inconvenience of referral elsewhere. Our compassionate manner and gentle touch will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
Third Molar Extractions
Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, develop later than other adult teeth, usually between 17 and 25. These teeth are located at the very back of the mouth, often causing impaction if they don’t fit in the arch of the upper or lower jaw. Impaction does not allow the tooth to grow straight up; instead, it becomes enclosed in the jawbone. This can create a range of problems, as they push and crowd other teeth, making them grow in improperly. Cavities easily develop, as they are difficult to keep clean. Infection can even occur in the jawbone. The best solution is to have them removed as soon as they develop, before these problems and the density of the jawbone increase, making it more difficult to extract them.