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Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta

Your Trusted Partner in Tooth Extraction Options

Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel
Welcome to Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, where we prioritize your oral health above all else. Guided by the expert hands of Drs. Aiken and Shessel, together with their committed team, we specialize in providing top-tier care in the area of general tooth extraction procedures.
Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Guiding You Through the Tooth Extraction Process with Compassion

At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, we understand the challenges and concerns that come with the need for a tooth extraction. It’s a decision often met with hesitation and many questions. Whether it’s severe decay, advanced periodontal disease, irreparable damage from fractures, or the need to make room for orthodontic treatment, our team is here to guide you through every step of the process with care and compassion.

Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Why Tooth Extraction?

A variety of dental issues may lead to the recommendation of tooth extraction, including:

  • Severe Decay: When a tooth is beyond repair, extraction helps prevent the spread of decay and infection.
  • Advanced Periodontal Disease: To protect surrounding teeth and gum tissue from further damage.
  • Irreparable Tooth Damage: Fractured or broken teeth that cannot be saved must be removed to preserve overall oral health.
  • Orthodontic Preparation: Removing poorly positioned or extra teeth to facilitate braces or other orthodontic treatments.

While the removal of a tooth offers a solution to immediate problems, it can also pose potential future concerns, such as:

  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Loss of Bone in the Extraction Area
  • Shifting of Adjacent Teeth
Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Our Approach to Preventing Complications

Understanding the consequences of tooth extraction, Drs. Aiken & Shessel and their dedicated team prioritize not just the extraction process but also the long-term wellbeing of your oral health. To mitigate the risks associated with tooth extraction, we consider proactive measures such as bone grafting at the time of tooth removal.

Bone Grafting: Securing Your Oral Health’s Future

Bone grafting is an innovative procedure aimed at preserving or augmenting bone in the area of the extracted tooth. This step is crucial for several reasons:

  • Preserving Bone Integrity: Bone grafting helps maintain the shape and density of the jawbone, supporting facial structure.
  • Foundation for Future Dental Implants: If considering dental implants, bone grafting can provide a solid base for implant placement.
  • Minimizing Shift and Loss: It helps prevent adjacent teeth from shifting and reduces the risk of further bone loss, ensuring your remaining teeth stay healthy and aligned.
Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Let’s Talk About Your Oral Health

Choosing the right path for your dental health is a decision that deserves attention, care, and expertise. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, Drs. Aiken & Shessel offer comprehensive consultations to discuss the best approach for your unique needs, ensuring you’re comfortable, informed, and confident in your care plan.

Whether it’s general tooth extraction or exploring options for bone grafting, our team in Atlanta and Dunwoody is committed to providing exceptional care and support throughout your journey to optimal oral health.

Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take the first step towards a healthier smile. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health.