Located in Salem, MA, Essex Street Dental Medicine provides a range of expert oral surgeon-backed services in a supportive, state-of-the-art environment. Seasoned oral surgeon, Dr. Casiglia, performs everything from impacted wisdom tooth extractions to dental implants procedures to keep your smile healthy.
A dental implant is a titanium post that functions as the root of a tooth would. It is surgically implanted into the patient's jawbone beneath the gum line and a replacement tooth is screwed on top. Dental implants can be used as replacements for a single tooth, or multiple implants can be installed to securely support dentures.
Implant retained denture solutions, like All-on-4 dental implants, are a popular alternative to conventional dentures. After the preliminary surgical planning phase, our Salem, MA oral surgeon can place your implants and temporary prosthesis in just one appointment. Essex Street Dental Medicine is one of the only offices in the immediate area to provide such a service!
Periodontal disease can cause the jawbone to become too weak to support a dental implant. In cases like this, Dr. Casiglia recommends bone grafting to promote healthy bone growth and to thicken your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will naturally regenerate and become strong enough to support other necessary dental work, like a dental implant.
If you're getting dental implants in your upper jaw, you may need a sinus lift surgical procedure first. During this procedure, our dental team will add new bone between your jaw and maxillary sinuses. In order to make room for this bone, your sinus membrane is moved upward. A successful sinus lift will help create healthy bone mass to support dental implants.
When a tooth is too badly decayed to save, our oral surgeon may decide to perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth. If you are facing an extraction, Dr. Casiglia will discuss and offer tooth replacement options, such as dentures or dental implants.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted, but if your wisdom teeth are impacted and are crowding your teeth - or if gum disease is present - you may be a candidate for wisdom tooth surgery. In most cases, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole.
Our oral surgeon will take a panoramic radiograph of your entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental trajectory of the wisdom teeth in consideration and determine if removal is necessary.
At Essex Street Dental Medicine, we are equipped to perform a range of wisdom tooth removal procedures, from routine to impacted wisdom tooth extractions.
Do You Have Questions For Our Oral Surgeon?
If you are in need of skilled oral surgery in the Salem, MA area, call Essex Street Dental Medicine today. Dr. Casiglia is here to answer all of your questions.