Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth, usually in a person’s late teens or twenties. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. Your dentist can determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed from the x-rays taken during your usual hygiene cleanings.

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Preventive Dentistry

Regular preventive dental appointments are an important step in your oral health routine. These biannual checkups can also result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. During a regular preventive appointment at Christie Dental, you will receive a thorough hygiene cleaning and a dental exam to check for cavities and other conditions. You may also receive x-rays.

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Children's/Pediatric Dentistry

We offer a range of dental services designed to meet the unique needs of children and teens, including oral exams, digital x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, gum disease prevention, sealants and cavity repair. Whatever their dental needs, you can count on us to start them down the path and be there every step of the way toward a lifetime of good oral health.

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Periodontal/Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages, and even the healthiest of smiles can be at risk. Gingivitis is the initial stage of this disease, and, if treated at this stage, gum disease can often be prevented and reversed. However, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and unsightly changes to the soft tissues around the teeth. The good news is that gum disease is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) and making regular dental visits.

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Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are typically needed when an untreated cavity progresses rapidly and spreads to the pulp of the tooth. The tooth pulp is made up of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Once the bacteria of decay have reached the tooth pulp, it can be extremely painful. If your dentist determines that a root canal is the best solution for you, the procedure can typically be done with minimal discomfort and often keeps you from losing the tooth.

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Sedation Dentistry

Powerful pain-killing medications known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. Your dentist will talk to you about the most appropriate sedation option to address your particular needs.

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After Hours Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at all hours of the day and night. In order to keep every tooth we care for safe, we offer some guidelines on what to do in every situation. And if that isn’t enough, we always have a dentist on call seven days a week to handle any after-hour emergencies for our current patients.

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Specialties And Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • General Dentistry
  • Children's/Pediatric Dentistry
  • Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy
  • After Hours Emergency
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Specialties And Services

  • Periodontal/Gum Disease
  • Sedation Dentistry

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Aetna PPO
Ameritas
Anthem PPO/Wellpoint
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Assurant DHA
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Basix
Blue Cross Blue Shield TX Medical
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Careington
Careington Platinum
Cigna DHMO
Cigna PPO
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DeCare
Delta Dental
Delta Legion
Dental Select
DentaQuest
Dentegra
Dentemax
DNoA
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FCL
First Continential
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GEHA/Connection
Guardian
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Humana
Humana DHMO
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Maverest
MCNA
MetLife
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OneCall Care
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Principal
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Solstice
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UCCI