At Greg S. Phillips & Associates General Dentistry & Specialty Practice, we offer advanced oral surgery procedures including wisdom tooth removal. Dr. Greg S. Phillips recommends wisdom tooth removal for younger patients to prevent complications in the future. Our dentist also uses state-of-the-art tools including dental lasers to treat periodontal disease in the most comfortable, efficient way.View transcript
One of the most common procedures that we perform in our office is the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth should normally be removed earlier in your life rather than later, and we normally recommend that if the wisdom teeth are encroaching upon the other teeth and causing space problems, that they be removed very early in life because removal of the wisdom teeth is easier, the healing is quicker, and there's less discomfort post-operatively. So wisdom teeth is one of the most common oral surgery procedures that we perform in our office, and it's something that you absolutely should consider early in life rather than later. One of the biggest innovations in our practice has been in the treatment of periodontal disease or gum disease, as most people know it. Pyorrhea is also another common name. And that has been the advancement of the laser-assisted periodontal treatment. If you look on the web, you'll see many articles about the use of laser in treating periodontal disease and how, in some cases, in many cases, it has replaced the need for periodontal surgery. So this is one of the innovations that we use here in our office is the use of laser to treat periodontal disease.