You probably don’t like to think about having a surgical procedure in your mouth. If you need one, you’ll feel better if it’s performed by an experienced dentist. Dr. Craig Sommer has been keeping smiles healthy for three decades, so if you need oral surgery in Colorado Springs, you know it will go smoothly. An oral surgery procedure from him and our team will:Melody Talks about having a tooth extraction Read Transcript
When I came to see him five years ago, I had an infected molar, and I was coming to see him for a second opinion. We were able to discuss what my options were, what he thought the best option was given the extent of the infection, which was an extraction. It was my first one, and he was sensitive to the fact but helped me get over that hurdle. Yes, it does need to be pulled, and then there are options after it is pulled to maintain a good bite, be able to eat food. So my concerns were addressed. The work that he's done since, I'm very happy with. Cosmetically, everything is at least as good as when I arrived. I had a good bite when I came in, so he's been very good about maintaining that. I appreciate it.
Since my extraction was a way in the back, we decided not to do anything because I had opposing teeth for the rest of the row. With Dr. Sommer, it's okay to do nothing. That's one of your options, if that's the best option. If you agree with him that doing nothing at this time is the best option, then we're fine with that. We'll just keep an eye on it. It could change in the future, but waiting is okay. I like that.
- Restore your mouth to health and help avoid additional dental problems
- End your pain so you’ll be able to relax and feel better
- Give you peace of mind, knowing your teeth and gums are in experienced hands
- Prepare your mouth for treatments such as dental implants
If you have a problem you think may require oral surgery, call us today at 719-249-5796. You’ll find our office in downtown Colorado Springs, near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Tejon Street.
Stop Pain & Bone Loss With an Extraction or a Bone Graft
One of the most common oral surgery procedures is a tooth extraction, and it’s one that Dr. Sommer performs in our office. While he will always try to save a damaged or diseased tooth with restorative dentistry, sometimes removing a tooth is necessary to avoid damaging other teeth and the rest of your mouth. If an extraction is needed, Dr. Sommer will do it as quickly and comfortably as possible. He’ll first numb your mouth with local anesthesia, and you can also receive laughing gas if you need it.
In addition to extractions, Dr. Sommer can perform bone grafts. This procedure replenishes bone that has diminished due to tooth loss or gum disease. It is sometimes done to boost bone density before placement of dental implants. He will place material designed to spur new bone growth into a small incision. In some cases, grafting material can be placed into the socket immediately following removal of a tooth.