Oral Surgery

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Surgeries aren’t necessarily something you may look forward to, but their results are another story. The same is true for oral surgery—it might sound unpleasant, but often what follows is relief and the pathway to a stronger, more confident smile.

Surgeries are very commonplace in the medical and dental industries, but the fear surrounding them is completely understandable. There are a lot of questions people have, such as “Will it hurt?”, “How long will the procedure be?”, “How long will it take to recover?”, and “How much is this going to cost?” We’re happy to discuss each of these questions and concerns with you and help you find solutions that will meet your needs and push you closer to achieving your goals. Rest assured we’ll do everything in our power to make your experience comfortable and satisfying.

  • Oral surgery can mean anything from a frenectomy to full mouth rehabilitation.
  • Many procedures today are being performed with dental lasers.
  • Sometimes tooth extraction is recommended before orthodontic treatment.
  • Tooth extraction may be necessary before beginning radiation therapy.

Can you imagine tooth extraction being a smooth process?

Tooth extraction may be a part of your care plan before beginning orthodontic treatment, or if you have a badly decayed tooth or significant oral infection. While it may not sound ideal, the procedure can be comfortable and routine. After the removal, we will give you details on how to ensure an equally comfortable recovery.

  • Nitrous oxide and oral sedation are potential options that can make the process even more comfortable.
  • You can also spend time with Dak during your appointment to calm your nerves!
  • Extraction can get you back on the path to optimal oral health, and we can help with tooth replacement, too.

Take the first step toward a healthier smile.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawkins today!

It’s estimated that ten million third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) are removed in America per year. Why is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?

Wisdom Teeth Infographic

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Well, for some people, it isn’t. The reason wisdom tooth extractions are so common is because our jaws and mouths just aren’t as big and spacious as they used to be. Scientists believe this is the evolutionary result of our diets changing from coarse, rough foods to softer foods and the implementation of eating utensils.

  • Without the space they need, wisdom teeth can become impacted.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can cause shifting of surrounding teeth and bite alteration.
  • If partial eruption happens, infection can occur as a result of food debris and bacteria buildup.

Tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma can cause jawbone deterioration.

Jawbone deterioration causes a lot of problems for your oral and overall well-being. It can cause teeth to loosen and fall out, alter your facial appearance, and make speaking and eating difficult. A strong jawbone is needed to replace missing teeth with dental implants and restore your oral health. Thank goodness for grafting!

  • Bone grafting consists of adding bone to an area it’s needed, in this case, your jaw.
  • Grafting encourages your own jawbone to regenerate.
  • Bone grafting can be done with bone elsewhere from your body, donor bone, or synthetic materials.

Crown lengthening can prepare your teeth for restoration.

Crown lengthening is the natural result of gum contouring, but it’s usually done to ready your smile for restorative services, such as placing a crown or creating a uniform appearance before securing a dental bridge. For firm placement of restorative materials like porcelain or zirconia, we may recommend the removal of excess gum tissue.

  • Lengthening your crown keeps your tooth roots happy in your gums and jawbone.
  • Removing excess gum tissue can improve your smile’s appearance and prepare it for restorative services.
  • If decay has damaged a significant amount of your tooth structure, but crown lengthening can reveal more, extraction may be avoidable.

Wherever you’re starting from, you can count on your Crown Dentistry team to meet you and walk with you on the path to better oral health.

Dental Implants

Full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation can be a smile makeover with a restorative purpose. If you’re dealing with oral infections, failing, or missing teeth, you deserve the freedom that comes with putting these dental troubles behind you and experiencing the confidence that comes with a strong, healthy smile.

  • Full mouth rehabilitation begins with a consultation.
  • A treatment plan to meet your goals will be created, whether that includes bone grafting and multiple treatments, it can be done here in your comfortable dental home.

Get the compassionate care you deserve.

If you have any questions about our oral surgery services, or you’d like to schedule a visit with your Arlington dentist, Dr. Kasey Hawkins of Crown Dentistry, we’d love to hear from you!

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