Kind, Compassionate, and Board Certified
Dr. David Minto DMD, MD, DDS
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Fairhope, Dr. Minto is skilled at managing a wide variety of issues relating to the mouth, teeth, and face. His skill encompasses the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, including tooth extractions, bone grafting, and dental implant placement. Having completed additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Minto understands the importance of using only the latest technologies and proven techniques to perform surgical procedures. When you choose Dr. Minto and his team at Minto Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, you are choosing a team that will always put your comfort and safety first.
Dental implants are among the most effective tooth replacement options available for patients with missing teeth. Our practice can plan your treatment and carry out dental implant surgery to deliver reliable results. We provide both conventional dental implants and Teeth-in-an-Hour™ implants to give you accelerated results.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many patients find themselves in need of wisdom teeth removal at some point in their late teens or early 20s. The third molars (wisdom teeth) can cause a range of problems when they emerge, and issues like impaction can make removal a complex undertaking. Dr. Minto has extensive experience removing wisdom teeth and is able to perform safe, comfortable extractions.
Missing teeth, gum disease, and other conditions can lead to the loss of bone around the teeth and in the jaw. This bone loss can affect your appearance and also cause complications with dental implants or other procedures. Our practice provides bone grafting, a surgical procedure that transplants bone and integrates it into the affected area.
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Minto has the experience and training necessary to provide the full range of oral anesthesia to his patients. The type of anesthesia used for your surgical procedure will depend on the nature of your surgery and your level of apprehension. When it comes to administering anesthesia, rest assured that Dr. Minto’s first priority is your comfort and safety. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you have regarding the type of anesthesia chosen for your procedure.
Physical damage and tooth decay can both lead to the need for tooth extraction. When various dental treatment options cannot save a tooth, extraction is necessary to prevent further issues. Our practice carries out simple and complex extractions to help prevent future health issues and give relief.
The maxillary sinuses sit above the upper arch of teeth, and their placement and wall thickness can cause oral issues. If you are considering dental implants, bone thickness in this area could be too low. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft that augments the sinus floor, providing space for dental implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
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At Minto Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we believe in educating our patients to equip them with the knowledge and information they need to make the best decision for their oral health care. Dr. Minto will perform a consultation examining your mouth, teeth, gums and jaw and fully explain your diagnosis and suggested treatment plan. For your convenience, we have listed the information to have ready for your consultation and several other tips for your first visit.
What Our Patients Have to Say
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“Dr. Minto and his staff provide excellent service. I had two molars extracted using just local numbing for the procedure. The extractions were pain free thanks to Dr. Minto’s expertise. Fortunately, I didn’t need to take any medication after I went home. Thank you Dr. Minto and staff for making my visit such a positive experience.”
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Insurance & Financing
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