Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Larry A. Braithwaite is a full-service general dentist offering comprehensive oral surgery procedures for a variety of common problems. His experience and great care before, during and after surgical procedures will help you feel comfortable in your treatment, making him one of the favorite Provo dentists residents look to for their oral health needs.
Dr. Braithwaite and his staff work closely with you to understand your situation and concerns to ensure a proper diagnosis. One established, close communication continues as the treatment process is carefully explained to you, so that you are never surprised or left wondering. Such care for your well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Provo Family Dentistry.
Full Oral Surgery Services When You Need It
Whether to prevent a larger scale problem or to get you out of pain, Dr. Braithwaite can perform a wide range of common oral-maxillofacial treatments to help you maintain your overall oral health, comfort and lifestyle. We also work to ensure that you experience little to no pain or discomfort during your procedure.
As one of the leading Provo area dentists patients count on, Dr. Braithwaite performs the following surgeries:
Removing wisdom teeth may be required to prevent damage to neighboring teeth, to infection in the gums or other tissue or to crowding and misalignment of other teeth.
Implants are an ideal replacement for missing teeth by providing the jaw bone and gums with a substitute for the tooth root and the porcelain cap a stable base. Dr. Braithwaite knows how to place implants efficiently to reduce your discomfort and give you natural-tooth like look and function.
TMJ can be very painful for some patients and when bite guards or relaxation techniques are unable to solve the problem, Dr. Braithwaite can perform TMJ treatment to realign the teeth and improve cosmetic appearance.
A root canal is the removal of infection from and cleaning of your teeth’s roots. When the infection is severe, the tip of the root may be removed and filled to provide a seal that prevents the infection from taking hold again. This is called an apicopectomy and can help you prevent tooth loss as well as the spreading of the infection.
For patients that do not respond well to dental appliances for sleep apnea, surgery can be performed that helps the jaw bone hold the tongue properly in place. Although Dr. Braithwaite does not personally perform this surgery, excellent local specialists are available to assist you.
Growths in your mouth may be cancerous or non-cancerous but need removal either way to ensure your ongoing health. Dr. Braithwaite knows how to precisely and effectively remove needed tissue to monitor signs of larger problems.
If you are in need of oral surgery care that Provo residents have relied on for years, look to Dr. Larry A. Braithwaite and his team at Provo Family Dentistry.
We Care About You
We know that the prospect of oral surgery can be scary and work closely with you to help you stay informed and calm from beginning to end.
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When you have questions about an oral surgery or your overall dental health, feel free to stop by or call our office at any time:
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