Learn More About Our Treatment Areas
Evaluation and treatment are offered in the areas described below.
Detailed information about these procedures can be found on our “Services Page
” of the website.
Extraction of teeth that are causing pain, have cavities that cannot be fixed, have periodontal disease that has progressed too far, and/or are infected.
Extraction of impacted teeth that are causing or have the potential to cause problems, including pain, infection, and/or damage to other teeth or the jaws.
Exposure of impacted teeth to allow them to move into their proper position, often in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.
Apicoectomy to save teeth that have had root canal treatment but are still problematic or exhibiting symptoms that have recurred.
Pre-prosthetic surgery to prepare the mouth for all types of tooth replacement, including implants, bridges, and dentures.
Bone grafting for rehabilitation of an extraction site or a larger portion of the jaw to enable better function and/or tooth replacement.
Incision and drainage of infections.
Allow for replacement of missing teeth with fixed restorations rather than dentures that are taken in and out, or provide for improved fit, stability, function, and/or esthetics of removable restorations or dentures. Adjunctive bone grafting techniques may be utilized.
Implant treatment requires a team approach involving Dr. Wachs and your restorative dentist. If you do not have a regular dentist, Dr. Wachs will be happy to recommend a talented, experienced, and convenient dentist to prove excellent prosthetic treatment.
Evaluation, which may include biopsy, and treatment of abnormal tissues, growths, and/or lesions of soft tissues or bones.
Treatment for injuries to:
• Teeth – broken, loosened, displaced, knocked-out, or lost.
• Facial bones – fracture of the upper or lower jaws, cheekbones, or bones around
• Soft tissues – lacerations of the lips or skin of the face.
Treatment may be for immediate or delayed effects of the injury.
Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic jaw and facial pain and dysfunction, including TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) related problems. Symptoms may also include an earache, headache, clicking of the jaw, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. Therapies may involve non-surgical or surgical options.