Dr. Baker and Dr. Chionchio, in close relation with a restorative
dentist, help plan and then place implants to replace missing teeth.
They can also reconstruct bone in places needing bone for implant
placement and modify gingival (gum) tissue surrounding implants
when necessary to make teeth placed on implants look even more natural.
They also provide intravenous (IV), sedation and general anesthesia
in our office to make their patients more comfortable. (Click
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Teeth Removal and Extraction of Teeth
teeth can cause serious problems to the surrounding bone, infecting
and damaging teeth. A specialized x-ray and clinical examination
is needed to determine if the wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems.
If so, removal of the wisdom tooth can be done in the office. During
this procedure, one or more of the following are used: local anesthesia
to numb the area, nitrous oxide (called "laughing gas"),
intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Modern outpatient anesthesia
techniques make it possible to perform these procedures with little
or no discomfort. (Click
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of Dental and Facial Injuries
and Dr. Chionchio are uniquely trained to care for all types of
facial injuries. Their expertise allows them to provide a full range
of treatment, from taking care of loose or knocked out teeth, to
care of extensive facial lacerations and all types of facial fractures.
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Joint (TMJ) Pain Treatment
joint and its associated muscles are frequently the source of
chronic pain. Every time a person smiles,chews, yawns or talks,
this joint is at work. When the joint is not functioning properly,
a variety of symptoms may occur, including headaches, sore jaw
muscles, locking of the jaw, clicking and grating sounds of
the joint, or pain when opening or closing the mouth. Those
who do not respond to medical management, may need surgical
treatment to address their problems. (Click
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is a slow and gradual process. This process takes place as you grow
into adulthood. Sometimes the upper and lower jaws may grow at different
rates, resulting in a mismatch between these jaws. Patients are
very likely to experience difficulty chewing, speaking properly
and can develop jaw joint problems. If you have teeth that are not
properly aligned, and are aware of the fact that their appearance
is not altogether pleasing, then corrective jaw surgery would be
recommended. Thereby improving function and providing an improved
facial balance and appearance. (Click
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