Minor Oral Surgery

As a general dentist, Dr. Shawn K Wilson, DDS, has extensive training in all aspects of dentistry, and that includes minor oral surgery. If you find that you need something more than a cleaning or filling, you can feel confident you’ll receive quality care with us. Our minor oral surgery procedures include, but may not be limited to:

  • Endodontic (surgery involving the pulp or root of the tooth)
    • Root canal
      • Pulpotomy The opening of the pulp chamber of the tooth to allow an infection to drain; Usually a precursor to a root canal
      • Pulpectomy – The removal of the pulp from the pulp chamber to temporarily relieve pain; Usually a precursor to a root canal.
    • Apicoectomy – A root-end resection. Occasionally a root canal alone will not be enough to relieve pain and the end of the tooth, called the apex, will be removed by entering through the gingiva and surgically extracting the diseased material.