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 used to replace loose, missing, or damaged teeth, and work by stimulating the jawbone to restore oral function.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Because wisdom teeth traditionally cause both cosmetic and functional issues for patients, Dr. Minto recommends removing them by your late teens or early twenties.
To restore oral function and improve aesthetics in areas where deficiencies are present within the jawbone, Dr. Minto will perform bone grafting to encourage new bone growth.
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.
Tooth extractions are one of the most common types of oral surgeries performed by Dr. Minto at Minto Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. This procedure can be required for many different reasons. Some teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed, and others may have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Some patients suffer from severe periodontal disease that requires extraction. Other patients simply require tooth extractions because their teeth are poorly positioned within their mouth, or they need to prepare for orthodontic treatment.
If you have endured a facial injury, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the most qualified professional to provide treatment. At Minto Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Minto is well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation related to injuries of both the soft and hard tissues of the mouth and face. Because injuries to the face cause a high degree of emotional trauma, Dr. Minto always provides treatment with a great amount of care and kindness.
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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