At many dental offices, you are referred to a specialist when you need advanced treatments, such as oral surgical procedures. This is not the case with us. Dr. Spencer is qualified to perform advanced dentistry right in our Great Falls office. You can rest assured that you won’t have to seek care with an unfamiliar dentist or drive many miles out of your way if the need for advanced dentistry ever arises.
While the procedures below may sound intimidating, keep in mind you’re in excellent hands. Your comfort is always a major priority for us, and we keep you gently sedated throughout your advanced dental treatments. You’ll also receive comprehensive aftercare instructions, and we’re available to help should you have any questions.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last adult teeth to arrive and most often come in during adolescence or young adulthood. Unfortunately, by the time wisdom teeth make their appearance, there is often not sufficient space in your mouth for them to grow in comfortably. If allowed to erupt anywhere, wisdom teeth can crowd your mouth and shift your other teeth out of proper position. Such shifting could lead to major problems with your bite alignment and the appearance of your smile.
Additionally, molars are prone to decay because of their position and shape, so it is almost always best to have wisdom teeth removed before they erupt. Using digital X-rays, Dr. Spencer can determine the time of their arrival and schedule the procedure before the wisdom teeth become a problem.
Our team will be certain to provide adequate sedation and monitor you closely throughout the procedure. You’ll awaken with no memory of the extraction, and you’ll no longer need to worry about your wisdom teeth. If you’re a young adult or the parent of an adolescent, it’s important to find out if you have wisdom teeth on the way. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment.
Despite having a reputation as a painful treatment, a root canal can actually relieve severe pain, as well as preserve an endangered tooth. When one of your teeth is injured or decayed, an infection may develop. Dental infections not only harm your mouth, but they can also spread throughout your body. In severe cases, a dental infection can even have life-threatening consequences.
During a root canal, Dr. Spencer cleans the interior of the infected tooth. He removes the living tissue and disinfects the canal. This procedure also removes the nerves, so a root canal puts an end to the pain associated with an infected tooth. Dr. Spencer seals the tooth at the conclusion of the procedure, allowing you to keep your tooth rather than having it extracted or pulled.
Thanks to modern anesthetics, today’s root canals are rarely painful. Plus, our team always goes the extra mile to ensure you have a comfortable and gentle experience. Be sure to contact us at the first sign of dental pain, so we can help with effective treatment.