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3 Situations We Treat with Oral Surgery at Shank Dentistry

A dental light hangs | Indianapolis Oral Surgery

When patients need oral surgery in Indianapolis, it’s tempting to search for a local oral surgeon to complete a necessary procedure. At Shank Dentistry, we provide a number of advanced services without the need for a trip to a specialist.

An evaluation with Dr. Kyle Shank will determine if we can help you right here without the need for a visit to a new dental office. For many of our surgical procedures, we use 3-D cone beam technology for more precise, accurate, and informed procedures that are free of complications.

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Before the prevalence of dental implants, replacing missing teeth involved an artificial tooth or teeth that got ...

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Need an Extraction? Why You Shouldn't Put Off Care

Dental Extractions in Indianapolis IN

Dr. Shank only recommends an extraction when all other treatment is impossible. This might be because the tooth is too diseased or damaged or because your remaining natural teeth are at risk.

Losing natural teeth has some pretty serious repercussions to your oral health and appearance.

Problems caused by tooth loss include:

  • Bone loss due to resorption
  • Shifting and bite misalignment
  • Exposed roots and sensitivity
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gaps in the smile

When necessary, we will recommend tooth-replacement treatment that will address many of these problems.

What Happens When You Put Off a Dental Extraction?

Typically, if you need a dental extraction, your damaged tooth is an immediate concern. If you avoid treatment, you can literally put your oral health and ...

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Do You Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Removal | Shank Dentistry

If you have a teenager, you are probably surprised at how quickly they have grown! 

By the time your child reaches their teenage years, they will likely have all of their permanent teeth, and it is time for a wisdom teeth evaluation to determine whether preemptively removing wisdom teeth is needed before they become symptomatic.

We perform most dental extraction procedures here in our Indianapolis dental office without the need for a referral to an oral surgeon. Our patients appreciate being able to have treatment in an office with a team they know and trust!

When Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem

Not all wisdom teeth require an extraction. We will take an x-ray of ...

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3 Common Oral Surgery Procedures

3 Common Oral Surgery Procedures | Shank Center for Dentistry

We offer oral surgery in our Indianapolis dental office because chances are good that many patients will need it at some point during their lives. Dr. Shank has additional training and experience in oral surgery, especially in three common ones that our patients need most often – wisdom teeth (and regular) extractions, dental implant placement, and bone grafting.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

It seems that most teenagers or college students end up going through wisdom tooth removal, except for the few lucky kids who either do not have wisdom teeth or who can keep them without them becoming symptomatic.

At Shank Dentistry, we have a secret weapon in our arsenal to make wisdom teeth ...

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DIY Dentistry

DIY Dentistry | Shank Center for Dentistry

One of the great things about the internet is our ability to learn.  The amount of information available online is mind-blowing, and it can be a huge benefit for those who want (or need) to figure out how to do something that we don’t already know how to do.  Whether it’s how to change the brakes on your car, how to re-wire a light switch, how to fix a squeaky spot in your floor, or what you need to know to pick up a new hobby, the internet is a great resource.  Of ...

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