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.
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.
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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If your kids don’t like to go to the dentist, try Dr. Stuart. Our kids love him and his team. We just visited them yesterday for our 6 month checkup and cleaning, and Brianne was awesome! When I was a kid, the dental hygienist was a lumberjack – but not Brianne, she’s very professional and mindful of each of us. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and my visit with Dr. Stuart and his team was relaxing and easy. And the receptionist Lisa is so great, she always has a smile and positive attitude…so refreshing to have a dentist like Dr. Stuart. We have been going to Dr. Stuart for over 10 years, give him a try; you and your kids will notice the difference.
Our family found the way to Legacy Smiles in the midst of an ongoing yet undiagnosed dental crisis. Fortunately, Dr. Stuart aptly diagnosed the situation and promptly referred me to an oral surgeon to bring immediate relief. Since then, our family continues to be blessed by the genuine empathy and compassion Dr. Stuart has for his patients. He openly addresses any worries or fears we have, always in an informative and respectful manner. We encounter the same high standard of care with all of the staff at Legacy Smiles. Any treatment concerns or financial issues are courteously and promptly addressed and resolved. Dr. Stuart and Legacy Smiles provide the finest professional dental services with incomparable personal care!
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for the senior discount on the dental work you have done for Vern and me. We’re also sending ‘kudos’ for you as well as your professional and competent staff – Lisa is a gem! It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you through the years. You and Cheryl are a good team… you’re ‘easy on the mouth’!
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service and experience I receive each time I come to your office. I appreciate the warm welcome, the time you spend explaining the procedures, and the personal touch you give. You always go the extra mile and have been a wonderful blessing to my family.
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Stuart for approximately 10 years. First I established dental care, then I quickly realized my children were of age to begin dental care as well. Dr. Stuart and his team have always been amazing to work with. I have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 5. Not one of them is fearful or frightened to go to the dentist. In fact, my 10-year-old just realized this year that she is actually “getting a shot” when she comes in for dental maintenance. She got her first filling at age 4! We are treated professionally, and they are always accommodating to our scheduling needs. I have frequently recommended friends or family to Legacy Smiles and Dr. Stuart only to receive a personal thank you letter and gift as a thank you! Lisa is always on the ball with insurance claims and reminders. I just have to show up! Thank you Dr. Stuart and the team at Legacy Smiles! Your patient care and service has improved our dental health. We love you guys!
Looking for a dentist who will see you in a timely manner? How about listening to you about any fear, be they physical or financial, in a caring, friendly manner? Is taking time to explain a recommended dental procedure important? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Michael Stuart at Legacy Smiles where you are a valued patient.
I love going to Legacy Smiles! All the staff are so friendly and make the experience a good one! I can’t wait for my next appointment!
I live in So. California and was once visiting Billings and needed to see a dentist. I tried out a few and finally settled on Dr. Stuart. He is simply the best! He extracted a lower wisdom tooth, and when the anesthetic wore off, there was no pain. Zero, zilch, nothing! He and his hygienist are also the only ones who know how to scale and plane my very sensitive mouth with no anesthetic and no pain. And all of them, including the office manager, are very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend them. And I, myself, scheduled my dental work for when I was going to be in Helena, MT, then drove 4 hours each way to see this very special dentist. Well worth your while to check him out.