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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

First Visit 

During the first visit, we may request access to your dental records to know about your dental health history. This allows our dentist to provide you the most appropriate treatment based on your needs. We will also listen to your concerns about your smile. Then we will determine the treatment options to undergo based on the current condition of your smile and previous dental procedures.


We will perform an evaluation to get a full overview of your oral health needs. 

  • Taking dental X-rays or imaging procedures to get a picture of the underlying tooth structure

  • Checking for presence or risk of tooth decay, root decay and gum disease

  • Checking the state of bite alignment 

  • Determining the need for dental restorations 


Our dental team will ensure that you get all the information you need and help you get on track to achieving the smile that you want.

Dental Equipment

Impacted Canines

This is when your teeth trapped behind or beneath the gums. When canines become impacted, it’s important to treat them as soon as possible. The longer they stay trapped beneath the gums, the more their roots develop and fuse with the bone beneath your gums We can help you clear a path for your canines to grow into position. We can develop a treatment plan for your impacted canines. The earlier you seek treatment, the better your chances of your teeth erupting naturally



Ridge Augmentation

If you lose one or more permanent teeth, an indention may result in the gums and jawbone where the tooth used to be. When no longer holding a tooth in place, the jawbone recedes and the resulting indentation looks unnatural. Ridge augmentation is a procedure that can recapture the natural contour of the gums and jaw. A new tooth can then be created that is natural looking and complements your smile.



Orthognathic Surgery

A surgery performed on the bones of the jaws to change their positions. Orthognathic surgery is corrective facial surgery where deformities of the jaw exist. It may be indicated for functional, cosmetic, or health reasons. It is surgery commonly done on the jaws in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth.



Sinus Lift Procedure

The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing at all in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just an egg shell thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place so when the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone. The sinus graft makes it possible to have dental implants, unlike the previous years when there was no other option other than wearing loose dentures.



Bone Grafting

Dental implant bone grafting replaces missing bone lost from previous dental extractions, injuries, accidents, cysts, periodontal disease, infections along with many other causes.

This procedure helps increase the amount and shape of the jaw bone available to place dental implants. There must be an adequate amount of healthy bone to support a dental implant. If not, it will fail. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces the bone that has been lost with material from the patient's own body (autogenous bone) or with a natural, artificial, or synthetic substitute. 



Nerve Repositioning

A nerve called the inferior alveolar nerve runs through the lower jaw. This nerve gives feeling to the lower lip and chin. In patients who have lost significant amounts of lower jawbone, it may not be possible to place implants without damaging this nerve. To address this problem, we will drill a small window in the bone and move the nerve to one side. The implants then can be placed through the bony canal previously filled by the nerve. 



Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary. This helps to eliminate problems, such as an impacted tooth that destroys the second molar.



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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

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