If you’re dealing with a dental issue, there’s no need to wait in pain. Whether you require multiple dental implants or a simple extraction, oral surgery can correct issues and set your smile up for long-term success.
We get it – the term “oral surgery” can sound serious, painful, and expensive. But that isn’t always the case. Many patients undergo oral surgery to address common conditions, such as sleep apnea or tooth loss. Oral surgery can provide a solution to long-standing dental issues and keep them from worsening in the future. Plus, opting into oral surgery restores the form and function of your mouth and sets your oral health back on track. It can be difficult to know if oral surgery is right for you, so reach out to your doctor to get the conversation started.
The most common oral surgery is the removal of wisdom teeth.
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Our CBCT scanner takes a 3D x-ray of your mouth, teeth, and jaw, allowing our team to plan the most precise procedure possible.
Extractions are always our last option — saving your smile is our number one priority. However, a problematic tooth is sometimes more trouble than it's worth. Your doctor may recommend an extraction as the best way to get your oral health back on the right path. With gentle techniques, and local anesthesia or sedation, decaying teeth can be removed to alleviate your discomfort or to make room for dental implants, a bridge, or another type of tooth replacement.
If you're missing a tooth, or need an extraction, it's important to find the right replacement to take its place. Dental implants not only restore your smile's aesthetics but also maintain the functionality of your bite and your overall oral health. By mimicking your tooth's natural roots, dental implants are the most secure, long-lasting tooth replacement, and the only one that actually halts the progression of bone loss. Get in touch with us today to see if dental implants are right for you.
Waiting to replace a missing tooth can cause serious consequences. Soon after you lose a tooth, bone resorption begins, making it difficult to place dental implants properly. Bone grafting increases bone density so that you can restore your smile with dental implants. Having strong bone density is required for placing an implant as it needs to have a strong foundation for the restoration. Bone grafting is one of the first steps in widening your tooth replacement choices. Get in touch to learn more about how we can restore your smile.
Want to stay proactive about your oral health? We offer biopsies to catch any abnormalities in your oral tissue. While oral cancer is rare, it can have severe effects if not caught in time. That's why it's important to stay on top of your routine exams. If we catch an irregularity in your mouth during an oral cancer screening, we can catch it early and have a plan of action ready. Biopsies can help plan for the unexpected, get in touch with us today if you have noticed any abnormalities in your mouth.
Our PRF injections stimulate and enhance the healing response of your oral surgery, so you can experience a faster and less painful recovery process.
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Oral surgery can help you chew, smile, and laugh with natural ease again.
Dealing with a tender tooth or achy jaw? A surgical procedure can find a solution to your pain point.
By treating the root of your dental issue, we can keep dental problems from worsening down the road.
Your oral surgeon will walk you through your treatment, the surgery related to the treatment plan, what to expect the day of the procedure, and how to prepare. They work with IV sedation and general anesthesia regularly and will recommend the right sedation option based on your surgery and personal needs.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment on the day of your surgery. Your oral surgeon will make specific recommendations, but you should plan for a day off and have someone be with you for the rest of the day after your surgery.
Give yourself a few days to heal after surgery. Swelling and discomfort for the next 24 hours is normal. Keep your head elevated and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Take any medications as directed by your oral surgeon. And stick to a soft food diet for the first 48 hours after surgery.
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Possibly, depending on your insurance provider and coverage. You should talk to your dental and medical insurance providers to see if your recommended oral surgery is covered. It may also be worthwhile to file your claim with both your dental insurance provider and your medical insurance provider, since the surgery may qualify as a medically necessary procedure.
The cost of oral surgery varies from procedure to procedure. Similar to time commitment, simpler surgeries will be less expensive and complex surgeries will be more expensive. If your dental and/or medical insurance does not cover your oral surgery, consider loans or a payment plan to get the care you need.
It completely depends on the procedure and the complexity of your case. Simpler procedures, such as tooth extractions, can take minutes; more time may be needed to properly sedate you. Complex procedures, like placing dental implants for a full arch or teeth, can take hours. Your oral surgeon will give you a thorough explanation of the procedure, tell you how to properly prepare, and let you know what to expect on the day.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes special training and education beyond dental school, although some oral surgeons choose to pursue a medical degree instead of a dental degree. At a minimum, oral surgeons will complete a 4-year residency at a hospital-based surgical program alongside medical residents in many different specialties, including anesthesia.