Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, erupt much later than our other permanent teeth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. Because they are the last to come in, they can create problems for your existing teeth. We may recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent or correct these issues.
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Our wisdom teeth are not the only ones that can create problems. Some teeth can become impacted or infected due to eruption issues. Dr. Wallace and Dr. McKnight may recommend a tooth extraction to help alleviate painful symptoms after other treatments have been exhausted.
Learn more about tooth extractions.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Some people have dental problems so severe and widespread that they need multiple surgeries. In this case, we may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. As the name suggests, a full mouth reconstruction refers to the rebuilding of all teeth in a patient’s mouth. Because we specialize in surgical procedures, we may work with other specialists to provide you with optimal results.
Learn more about restoring your smile.
Successful implant treatment requires a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. We may recommend a bone graft if your bone is too thin or too soft to support an implant. A graft can help restore deteriorated bone, and give you a second chance at implant treatment!
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Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich plasma (PRP) is a relatively new approach to tissue regeneration. PRP allows us to take advantage of the healing properties in your blood by isolating the growth platelets. This makes it immensely beneficial following a bone graft. It can also be an excellent tool for the regeneration of soft tissues.
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Much like a bone graft, a gum graft can help regenerate crucial tissues. We may recommend a gum graft to address severe instances of gum recession. The type of gum graft you receive depends on the severity and location of the recession.
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Orthognathic, or corrective jaw surgery, can be used to address some minor or major irregularities in the jaw. Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is one of the most complex and fragile joints in the body. Problems with your TMJ can prevent you from using your jaw properly while yawning, speaking, and eating. Orthognathic surgery can help correct problems with your TMJ and alleviate painful symptoms.
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Oral pathology refers to the diagnosis and study of problems that affect your oral and maxillofacial region. The goal of oral pathology is to cure oral diseases with causes that are not initially apparent. Once we determine the exact causes of a problem, we can develop a more precise treatment plan.
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If you experience dental trauma be sure to schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. Injury or trauma to the face can result serious problems for your oral health. If one of your teeth becomes loose or knocked out, you may need oral surgery.
Learn more about treating a dental injury.
Sleep apnea is defined as the repeated cessation of breath during sleep. In some cases, sleep apnea can be a potentially life-threatening disorder. Severe cases of sleep apnea often require surgical intervention.
Learn more about treating sleep apnea.
Dr. Wallace and Dr. McKnight are doing their part by offering an alternative to opioids and providing a safe and successful pain management plan after surgery with Exparel. With the opioid epidemic continuing to rise specially in young adults this added numbing agent allows for less use of opioids after dental procedures. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and discuss your options for better pain management without opioids.
Learn how exparel can reduce or eliminate opioids for postsurgical pain.
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If you would like to learn more about our surgical procedures, call 214-363-9946, and schedule your appointment today!