Frequently Asked Questions
What does an oral and maxillofacial surgeon do?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer a number of treatments for patients who suffer decay, infection, disease, or traumatic damage concerning the mouth, lips, jaw, and other facial structures.
What are All-on-4 dentures?
All-on-4 dentures, as the name suggests, support a full tooth replacement on just four dental implants. This added stability allows for increased comfort, durability, and restored ability to consume a variety of nutritious foods.
What is a sinus lift, and when do patients need them?
A sinus lift is just one type of bone grafting procedure we commonly perform for those patients who need an implant supported upper jaw dental prosthetic. The sinus cavity sometimes reduces the amount of bone density making it impossible for a dental implant post to securely bond with the jawbone. A sinus lift procedure adds supportive tissue to this area allowing for safe, stable dental implant placement.
What is an apicoectomy?
An apicoectomy is a procedure used to repair a failing root canal treated tooth. When patients experience reinfection after root canal surgery, an apicoectomy may allow our team to preserve the natural tooth preventing extraction.
Do you help with facial trauma and emergencies?
We are happy to partner with our local hospitals, doctors, and dentists in helping patients who have experienced trauma or dental emergency requiring immediate assistance.
Can you help with oral cancer treatment?
We are happy to help patients with oral pathology diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow up care. If surgical removal of benign or malignant cancerous lesions is recommended, we’re happy to provide these services at others for the treatment of cancer.
Do you offer treatment for periodontal disease?
We are happy to offer surgical treatment for advanced periodontal disease to remove damaged or infected tissue, restore oral health damaged by gum disease, and replace lost teeth and other structures as necessary.