Minor surgical procedures involving the teeth, gums, and jaw may be needed to preserve or enhance long-term health. While our philosophy rests on maintaining teeth, each situation deserves consideration. So when the discussion we have together leads to a surgical correction, Dr. Drue Pickens 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. Dr. Drue Pickens uses the best methods and equipment to provide a quick and painless visit. Sedation options also offer a range of anxiety-reduction methods that you may wish to consider as well.
Biopsies of suspicious tissue, reshaping of gum defects, or removal of obtrusive bone present scenarios that may also involve surgical correction.
Dr. Drue Pickens will determine with you the best way for you to receive care. On occasion, Dr. Drue Pickens recommends 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.