Minor surgical procedures involving the teeth, gums and bone sometimes lead to the best outcome for long-term health. While our philosophy rests on preserving teeth, each situation deserves consideration of all the factors involved. So when the discussion we have together leads to a surgical correction, Dr. Eckstrom will take every step necessary to ensure your comfort and safety.
A damaged tooth may need removal if it’s beyond repair. We also understand patients sometimes choose to remove a tooth due to financial limitations. We’ll always work hard to help you find the solution that fits every aspect of your situation. Regardless, Dr. Eckstrom uses the best methods and equipment to provide a quick and painless visit. Fortunately, sedation options hold out a range of anxiety-reduction protocols that you may wish to consider as well.
Other minor procedures may be discussed, and they’re always applied with the same compassionate philosophy. Biopsies of suspicious tissue, reshaping of gum defects, or removal of obtrusive bone suggest a handful of scenarios that often undergo surgical correction.
Dr. Eckstrom will determine with you the best way for you to receive care. On occasion, he recommends a referral to a trusted specialist. Any time he feels you’ll be served best by a colleague trained in a particular treatment, he won’t hesitate to use the best resources for your care.