Green Bay Dental Services For Our Patients

The entire team at Oral Health Associates is here to ensure that everyone we treat receives exceptional care at every visit. From our friendly and helpful office staff to our skilled clinical team, we are a Green Bay family and cosmetic dentistry provider that excels at every dimension of care. Dr. Gregory Gardner, Dr. Mark Glime, Dr. Adam Koch, and Dr. Brian Koch provide exceptional services to improve patients’ oral health and enhance the appearance of teeth and smiles.

The Importance Of Extractions

Extractions are important procedures involving the removal of a tooth that has been seriously damaged, infected, or otherwise harmed. Sometimes extractions are required to prevent excessive crowding inside the mouth and to ensure that surrounding teeth remain strong and healthy.

Far from being a harmful course of treatment, an extraction can dramatically improve oral health. An extraction might be a necessary part of achieving the ultimate outcomes of dental care. In fact, extractions are often very routine procedures and may be the correct course of treatment for many different reasons, such as:

  • Disease – A severely infected tooth may need to be removed.
  • Trauma – Deeply cracked teeth are sometimes removed to prevent
    greater injury.
  • Impaction – Wisdom teeth can press against existing molars and cause patients excessive pain in the mouth and jaw.
  • Orthodontic treatment – Excessive crowding may require tooth extraction before treatment with braces or other aligners can begin.

Sometimes an extracted tooth can be replaced with a dental implant. This helps preserve the natural beauty of a smile.

After An Extraction

Once a tooth has been extracted, the site is immediately covered with sterile gauze. Patients can apply gentle pressure to the site to staunch bleeding. Some pain and discomfort may occur, and this can generally be managed with over the counter pain relievers. We may prescribe an antibiotic to help with healing. Ice packs can be used to relieve swelling.

Speak With Your Dental Experts Today!

If you have questions about the extraction process, or about any other service provided by your Green Bay family and cosmetic dentists, please contact us at (920) 437-3376. We are happy to answer any and all questions about dental health and hygiene. We look forward to hearing
from you soon!

COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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