Procedures

Procedures

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions.

Wisdom Teeth

If you or your child needs to have their wisdom teeth removed or evaluated, we’re here to help. What are wisdom teeth? The third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. Most adults develop four — one in each corner of the mouth behind the second molars. They are usually the last teeth to develop and can grow in from ages 14-25. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated…

Tooth Extractions

You and  Dr. Bachoura, Dr. Michael, or Dr. Price may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related…

Dental Implants

What are dental implants? A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints.…

Anesthesia

Your procedure will be performed in one of our state-of-the-art treatment suites, which are held to the highest standards. Please view the video above and read the information on this page to learn more about anesthesia and oral surgery. Our oral surgeons, Dr. Bachoura, 

Bone Grafting

Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of Dental Implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants. Fortunately, today we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper…

Facial Trauma

An oral and maxillofacial specialist is thoroughly qualified to repair facial injuries. They are the experts in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance. Dr. Bachoura,…

Jaw Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery Orthognathic surgery is needed when the top and bottom jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t adequately fit within the jaw. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics, and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly. Who needs orthognathic surgery? People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite, or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and…

TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders or TMD are a family of problems related to your jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles do not work together correctly. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left)…