Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth generally between the ages of 17 and 25. Typically there is not enough room for these molars to erupt fully or even at all. They may become impacted when there is a lack of space in the dental arch and growth and eruption are […]

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long term replacements that Dr. Tiernan surgically places in the jawbone. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while […]

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Oral Pathology includes the diagnosis and management of diseases of the oral mucosa, jaws, and salivary glands, as well as symptoms of systemic diseases manifested in the oral cavity. One of the most important services we can provide is the early detection of oral cancer. Approximately 30,000 cases of oral cancer are expected to occur […]

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Bone and Tissue Grafts

In dentistry, the primary indication for bone grafting has been the restoration or augmentation of the jawbone for implant placement. Over a period of time, the bone associated with missing or extracted teeth shrinks or atrophies resulting in a situation where there is inadequate quality or quantity of bone in which to place a dental […]

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Regular Extractions

Teeth may need to be extracted for a number of reasons: extensive decay, advanced periodontal (“gum”) disease, infection, or trauma.  In most cases we can evaluate and treat you at the same visit provided we can use local anesthetic.  Patients can usually tolerate single tooth extractions easily using local anesthesia alone or local anesthesia combined […]

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Gnathos Radiology

Dr. Tiernan and Dr. Payne have joined to form Gnathos Radiology.  They have acquired an E-Woo CBCT digital x-ray machine, including Anatomage software, capable of taking panorex’s, ceph’s and cone beam tomograms.  If your patient requires a pano, ceph or conebeam it is not necessary to schedule a consultation or to schedule treatment in our […]

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