Oral Surgery in Bellaire, TX
We understand that the idea of oral surgery causes significant anxiety for many people. But when oral surgery is needed, you can count on the team at the Schultz Center for Dentistry to make the process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Dr. Jeffrey Schultz and our team have decades of combined experience and have helped many of our patients relax and get the high-quality care they need. Oral surgery can be intimidating for some, but we will be with you every step of the way, providing the support and encouragement you need.
Oral Surgery We Perform
After a thorough evaluation and in consideration of all your unique needs, Dr. Schultz may recommend oral surgery for any one of several reasons:
When a tooth is so damaged that we can’t save it with a root canal or dental crown, we will recommend extraction. Removing a tooth is almost always a last resort, except in cases where we need to extract a tooth in preparation for dentures. You can rest assured that we will exhaust all our options and consult closely with you before we decide to remove a tooth. But it's important to know that if we don't remove an unhealthy tooth, it can spread infection and bacteria throughout your body, creating any number of systemic health issues.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems for your oral health, especially if they become impacted. This condition leads to pain and discomfort and overcrowding of your teeth. Wisdom teeth are also challenging to keep clean because they are so far back in your mouth, and lack of thorough oral hygiene leads to gum disease and decay.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth. Dr. Schultz expertly places a small titanium post in your jaw, which is then allowed to heal. Over time, the implant integrates with surrounding tissue, becoming a stable part of your dental anatomy. When the healing process is complete, we will attach a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture.
Comforting Sedation Options
Our compassionate care and concern for your needs go a long way in helping you stay calm and comfortable. But we know you may need additional help to relax, and that’s where safe and effective sedation dentistry comes in!
We offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which is a safe, mild sedative that we administer through a small nasal mask. Just sit back, inhale normally, and in moments, the calming effect takes hold. You will feel slightly euphoric, dreamy, and detached from the activity around you.
Some of our patients require a little deeper method of sedation to help them relax, so we also offer oral conscious sedation. Dr. Schultz will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for you to take about an hour before you arrive at our office. You will feel very calm and relaxed, and some patients even drift off during their procedure.
Please Call Us to Learn More
If you suspect you might need oral surgery in Houston, TX please call the Schultz Center for Dentistry. We will arrange a consultation so we can evaluate your needs and make appropriate recommendations.