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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday by Appointment Only

(406) 794-3114
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Tooth Removal Services | Billings, MT Dentist | Legacy Smiles

Tooth Removal From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart

Your oral health is our number one priority here at Legacy Smiles. While much of the time we are able to save damaged teeth, sometimes maintaining your oral health means removing one or more teeth that are diseased and decaying.

Sedation Options

We understand that the thought of having an extraction or tooth removal might be scary. However, with current technology, removing a tooth is a fairly simple and routine process. If that doesn’t ease your mind, we do offer four levels of sedation right here in our Billings, MT dentist office.

  • Nitrous Oxide – This is the laughing gas often used to calm nervous children or adults. If you need just a little bit of help relaxing, this may be the option for you.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – This method is administered orally and provides a higher level of sedation. With oral sedation, you will still be conscious throughout the procedure.
  • IV Sedation – IV sedation is great for those who have a higher level of fear and want to sleep throughout the procedure. Ask Dr. Stuart if this form of sedation is right for you.
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    You know, it's normal to have reservations, if you're going in for any type of surgical procedure, to have some apprehension about it. It's expected. It is normal. In fact, I think it's kind of reassuring to see that parents specifically worry about their kid. When parents come in and they're concerned about it, and they want to take the time to sit down and talk about it and discuss what are the common complications? What we can we expect? If they take that effort and they show that interest in their child's well-being, I find it refreshing.There's different things that kind of make coming into a dental environment more challenging. We can take that part of the equation out. We can take it away, so then Dr. Stuart can focus on providing the best dental care possible. There is no fear of the needles, there's no traumatic experience. Then, moving forward, it can be more of a positive experience for them.

    General Anesthesia – This is our highest level of sedation and the one most often used in hospitals for surgery. We reserve this level of sedation for our most complicated procedures and our most fearful, or even phobic, patients.
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We do almost all of our own tooth removal, all of our own extractions. Even many of the complicated ones. Quite honestly, when patients ... Patients, even though we've got access to good oral surgeons and good specialists, patients really want to go with the people that they know and trust. We strive to provide those services and do it at the same level that our specialists would do it. If I feel like, for whatever reason, that we have something ... That the patient has a condition that won't allow us to do it at the same level of the specialist, then I will send them to the specialist. It's knowing when to refer is just as important as treating most of these yourself.

We can help you feel comfortable. Having a tooth removed doesn’t have to be a scary or unpleasant thing. Call our Billings, MT dentist office if you think you may need a tooth removed and are interested in our sedation options.

Teeth Replacement Options

We understand that another fear you may be experiencing is the fear of how you will look after tooth removal. Gaping holes in your smile are never attractive! If you do need a tooth removed, don’t worry – we have multiple tooth replacement options. Our Billings, MT dentist can discuss which restorative option is right for you.

  • Dental Implants – At Legacy Smiles, we restore and place dental implants. Implants are great for replacing teeth because of their ability to restore your smile to its full potential. The implant is embedded into your bone and becomes a permanent part of your smile. The replacement tooth, or crown, is secured on top of the dental implant. We offer many different types of implants and will help you choose whichever design is right for you.
  • Implant-retained or Implant-supported Dentures – This option is great for someone who is missing multiple teeth. Implant-supported or retained dentures work much like traditional dentures in that they fit into your mouth to take the place of lost teeth, except that they are held in place by dental implants. Traditional dentures can slip or move around in your mouth. Implant-supported or retained dentures eliminate that problem by their very nature – they are locked into place for stability, security, and peace of mind.
  • Dental Bridges – This option is meant to literally bridge the gap by using the surrounding teeth to support a replacement tooth. Unlike implants, bridges are not inserted into your bone. Let Dr. Stuart help you decide if a dental bridge is right for you.

If you are worried that you may need a tooth removal, please call our Billings, MT dentist right away. Dr. Stuart can examine your smile and determine what needs to be done. If you do need to have a wisdom teeth removal, we will do our best to make you as comfortable as possible. We can be reached during business hours at (406) 794-3114. You can also use our online form 24 hours a day to send us a message. Let us make sure you get the care you need.

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