High Quality Oral Surgery Treatment Options
In line with the Burke Dental name, we offer a comprehensive set of oral surgery solutions for those who require a surgical dental procedure. We believe in the convenience and ease of finding oral health services for all of your dental needs in one place. Our patients are comforted to know that if they do face oral surgery of some kind, we already have them covered with a staff they know and trust.
What If You Require Oral Surgery?
We look to surgery as a final resort when more conservative or less invasive measures will not meet your needs. When surgery does become necessary, Dr. James Willis will be sure to explain the extent of the problem, discuss what surgical treatment options are available, and make a recommendation as to which surgical solution will work best for you.
The need for oral surgery of any type can seem overwhelming, but at Burke Dental, Dr. Willis and his staff are there to lend support and comfort every step of the way. We make it a priority to ensure that discomfort from a procedure is always eliminated or reduced to an absolute minimum. With a caring dentist like Dr. Willis, you can expect results that keep as much natural tooth or tissue intact as possible. With a clean, precise surgery, we strive to optimize the chances of a very smooth recovery.
What Types of Oral Surgery are Available at Burke Dental?
Our Burke Dental surgical options cover an array of tooth and bone needs. Surgical steps may become necessary due to a number of reasons including tooth loss, major decay, crowding from wisdom teeth, and bone loss. The following is a partial list of our available oral surgery services:
- Dental Implants
- Tooth Extractions
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
- Bone Grafting
- Sinus Lifts (Referrals)
- Full Mouth Reconstructive Makeovers
Click on the links above. Our website covers these procedures in some detail as well as why they may be needed, but our staff will always bring you up to speed on all points if an oral surgery is ever required.
Dr. James Willis and his team are thorough, friendly, genuine and very professional… I highly recommend this practice to someone looking for a great dental team. Burke Dental is your place!Jacqueline
My family and I have been very happy with Dr. Willis as our new family dentist. We had been with Dr. Brigleb for many years, and with his recommendation, we stayed with this practice. Dr. Willis is a very caring and concerned person, with your dental health foremost in his mindCharlene
Oral Surgery and Putting Safety First
With any dental procedure, we never cut corners when it comes to the safety and security of our patients. With oral surgery especially, it is vital that safety precautions are always taken seriously. Our office, equipment, and practices meet or exceed the requirements of the American Dental Association (ADA). This means you can always expect a clean, safe environment from the office itself to the instruments we use.
The steps you take after your surgery to help keep the area clean and free of infection are vital. When you follow the aftercare instructions as provided by Dr. James Willis and the team at Burke Dental, you can avoid unnecessary pain or complications and the potential need to re-visit the office.
With any procedure you undergo with us, we will always make sure that you understand your part in at-home follow up care. Special cleaning techniques, extra materials, and prescriptions will all be covered as needed. We want you to experience a smooth, easy recovery. If at any time you have questions or concerns following any kind of visit with us, please always feel free to contact us.
Dental implants are a solution for missing or badly decayed or broken teeth (or a single tooth) that can often be chosen as an alternative to dentures. The implant itself refers specifically to the metal post that is surgically placed into the bones of your mouth. These posts act as anchors for the artificial teeth. Implants are comfortable, fixed in place, and can be cared for as you would natural teeth.
There are a couple types of dental implants which can be discussed with Dr. Willis in order to decide which is the best choice for you. Alone or combined with your natural teeth, implants can help to protect surrounding teeth and bones from further damage. Missing teeth can cause strain to remaining teeth and the bones that hold them in place. Implants can help you avoid these problems and provide you with a beautiful new smile.
Although we only turn to tooth extraction as a last resort solution, sometimes the removal of a tooth (or multiple teeth) becomes necessary. Outside of wisdom tooth removal, there are a number of reasons a tooth may reach a point where it needs to be extracted. Serious damage or decay, crowding, and advanced gum disease are a few reasons a tooth may need to be removed.
As with any of our surgical procedures, your comfort is extremely important to us. If you find you need a tooth extraction, it will be performed with the utmost care. Dr. Willis’ skillful and gentle hand will remove the tooth without damage to the surrounding tissue. His clean, precise work makes for a speedy and successful recovery from oral surgery.
The need for removal of one or more wisdom teeth is extremely common during the late teen years or the early 20s when wisdom teeth begin to make an appearance. There are four total wisdom teeth that come in at the back corners of the top and bottom of your mouth. Sometimes individuals never need to bother with the removal of their wisdom teeth while others experience issues that require their extraction.
When the wisdom teeth begin to erupt, some experience pressure, discomfort, and tension. Common problems with the appearance of wisdom teeth include impaction (inability to break through the gums), crowding, or coming in at incorrect angles. All of these problems can create discomfort and potential strain on your existing teeth.
The bones of your mouth often get ignored when one thinks of dental health, but these bones are the vital foundation that allows you to keep your teeth securely in place. Like teeth and gums, your bones can experience dental issues as well. When a dental issue like decay, missing teeth, or breakage begins to affect the bones of your mouth, steps need to be taken to make sure that you do not experience further tooth or bone loss. Bone grafting is a procedure that can restore these vital structures. Once the bones have been treated, one can then receive the dental care needed to restore their teeth. Without a strong foundation, certain dental work–such as implants–cannot be performed.
Bone grafting employs the use of tiny granules to pack the affected area. Once the healing period is over, the bone will be reinforced, and further dental work can then be discussed.
A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, is similar to bone grafting in that the aim is to allow for more bone and a better foundation for something like dental implants. The maxillary sinuses are located on either side of the nose just above the upper jaw. A sinus lift adds bone to the upper jaw, thus reducing the size of the sinus cavity. A sinus lift may become necessary if dental implants are desired and the patient has insufficient bone in the area. The sinuses may also be, by chance, naturally too large to allow for implants and a lift can solve this issue.
For sinus lifts, our office refers out to some of the best oral surgeons for sinus augmentation needs.
Full Mouth Reconstructive Makeover
Serious dental problems can be painful, stressful, and a hindrance to your appearance. Sometimes, when oral health issues begin to accumulate and grow, it reaches a point where the damage seems overwhelming–but let us show you how we can fix multiple concerns and get your teeth functioning properly and looking beautiful again!
With a Full Mouth Reconstructive Makeover, we cover all the needed surgical bases. The makeover may include a combination of the applicable services listed above. If you think a Reconstructive Makeover may be the answer you’re looking for, we will perform an exam and discuss which problems we’ll face together and how we will solve them.
Considering Oral Surgery? Call Burke Dental Today!
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