Dr. Woody spent a year in Hospital Dentistry, where he gained valuable experience in dental surgery, trauma and caring for those with complex medical histories. Our mission is to provide you with the absolute best access to care. When needed, we will refer you to one of our specialists and work together to give you the care that you deserve.
Tooth Extractions and Bone Grafting
Dr. Woody will evaluate your needs with you and in many cases is able to perform the surgery that you need. We offer different types of sedation for your comfort which will make your experience as pleasant as possible. If your case is more complicated or if you would prefer deeper sedation with a specialist, we work closely with trusted oral surgeons in the area.
When a patient loses a tooth it is important to preserve the surrounding bone and teeth. This can be accomplished with a safe, predictable bone grafting procedure which will maintain optimal bone quantity and quality. This sets you up for success which keeps your options open when restoring the site with dental implants or other restorative options.
Although root canals do not have a good reputation, they can be a great option to save a tooth. They should not be uncomfortable or daunting. When needed, a root canal can relieve you of your pain while maintaining a full dentition. You will be pleasantly surprised with how well it goes. Dr. Woody has a few himself.
When a tooth is missing or non-restorable the best alternative to a natural tooth is a dental implant. They are very predictable, durable, and natural in appearance. This exciting, innovative technology will help you restore healthy function and aesthetics to your smile. Dr. Woody has received extensive training in dental implantology.
TMJ & Oral Facial Pain
The mouth has an intimate connection to the rest of your body. When there are imbalances in your jaw it can cause other problems, such as chronic head, neck, and back pain. Bruxism, better known as clenching and grinding, can happen during your sleep without even knowing it. Dr. Woody has been trained in sleep medicine and understands the importance of a healthy, balanced occlusion. At Woody Dental, we can successfully identify these problems to create a specific and customized approach which maintains healthy teeth, muscles, and joints that work in harmony to relieve you of your pain. This may include an occlusal guard, snoring, or sleep apnea device.