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A GUIDE TO THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE, THE TECHNIQUES WE RELY UPON, AND THE TECHNOLOGY WE USE IN TREATING OUR PATIENTS
Cosmetic Preventive Whitening Restorative Dentures Periodontal Implants
Oral Surgery & Extractions Diode Laser Cerec® Technology
ORAL SURGERY & EXTRACTIONS

Dr. Chavis performs basic routine extractions, bone grafts with membrane placement, and frenectomies, as well as other surgical procedures right in the office.
The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. Other reasons include:
1) Severe infection
2) Extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in
3) Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of theteeth
4) In preparation of Orthodontic treatment
5) Fractured teeth


Tip: Some patients may require procedures not performed at Chavis Dental. When needed Dr. Chavis works closely with a team of dental specialists to make sure that treatment is managed properly.
What is a bone graft?
Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the bone around the teeth. When one loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses.
To preserve this bone for future implant placement or for esthetics, a bone graft is used.

In conjunction with bone grafting, membranes are often used to help stabilize the bone graft as well as displace the gum tissue from invading the healing bone graft. Gum tissue grows at a much faster rate than bone, therefore, membranes are used to prevent gum tissue from growing in and displacing the bone graft before it matures.

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