Expert Solutions to Improve Your Oral Health
We’re proud to provide a full range of technologically advanced oral surgery services for all ages. If you ever need to have your wisdom teeth removed, a dental implant placed, or another surgical treatment completed, you won’t have to worry about being referred to an unfamiliar outside surgeon. Our dentists are highly trained and, when out of their scope of practice, our very own Board-Certified Oral Surgeon, Dr. Bruce Thomas, will take care of you in our Watertown and Beaver Dam offices with the compassion and expertise we promise at Area Dental Clinic. We offer IV Sedation to ensure your complete comfort and safety during any oral surgery procedure.
Our Area Dental dentists have years of experience and training in performing extractions safely and comfortably. For the most complicated extractions, our team’s very own Board-Certified Oral Surgeon, Dr. Bruce Thomas has hours in Watertown and Beaver Dam, to ensure you are receiving the very best care in the hands of our friendly, experienced team.
The benefits of an extraction can include:
- Pain relief by removing the source
- Preventing the spread of infection
- Providing room for healthy replacement teeth
- Preventing problems with wisdom teeth
Bone grafting is a surgical solution when a patient needs a dental implant or similar restoration, but doesn’t have enough bone to support it due to atrophy or facial trauma. The procedure is designed to rebuild bone structure. By placing bone taken from a tissue bank or other part of your own body, we can repair implant sites that have inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. As always, your options will be discussed during treatment planning to ensure your preferences and goals are met.
When teeth are removed, the bone surrounding the supporting the teeth begins to deteriorate. The bone can also lose density due to age or disease. Ridge expansion is performed when the jaw is not wide enough or high enough to support implants. The bony ridge of the jaw is increased using special surgical instruments. Bone graft material is inserted and allowed to heal before placing the implant.
Our doctors are skilled in treating, and managing a wide range of oral infections, as well as assessing for oral cancer. If there is concern or a suspicion of oral cancer, Dr. Bruce Thomas, will perform a biopsy and help determine a treatment plan based on the diagnosis.
One of the many benefits of having a board-certified oral surgeon on our team is the specialty care you receive, whose mission is the same as your dentist – to provide reasons to smile. If you are currently a patient of Watertown, you also have the added benefit of having your specialty care provided in the comfort of a familiar environment with the team you know and love.
Expert dentistry is about more than just your teeth – we’re passionate about your overall wellbeing.
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure similar to a bone graft, where we increase the amount of bone tissue in your upper jaw to support a dental implant or other restoration.
Your maxillary sinuses on top of your upper teeth are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some upper teeth roots extend into this space – when those upper teeth are removed, they often leave just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth.
During a sinus lift, Dr. Bruce Thomas will enter your sinus from where your upper teeth used to be to lift your sinus membrane upward and insert donor bone into your sinus floor. After this heals, the bone becomes part of your jaw, and dental implants can be inserted.
Our Caring Dental Team
The best part of working at Area Dental Clinic is building relationships with every unique patient who comes through our doors. Our dentists, assistants, hygienists, coordinators, and support team have more than just years of experience in the dental industry — we also have a passion for giving you and your family reasons to smile.Meet Our Team