At times, oral surgery may be needed for more advanced dental treatment. Our oral surgeons have specialized training that allows them to perform even the most complex dental procedures. If you are in need of oral surgery in the Lake Station, IN, area, our team is here to help.
Our dental office provides bone grafting treatments. Bone grafts are used to reinforce the structure of the jaw prior to receiving tooth implants. The added strength and structural support provided by adding bone to the jaw can ensure the best possible results for your implant procedure.
Why are Sinus Lifts Sometimes Necessary for Dental Implants?
For dental implants slated for upper gums, it may be necessary to perform a bone graft in the upper jawbone. This can affect the placement of the sinus membrane and could necessitate the repositioning and lifting of the sinuses to make room for the added bone in the upper jaw.
Depending on the type of dental procedure, your medical needs, and your personal preferences, your dentist may suggest sedation as an alternative to local anesthesia for your upcoming treatment. Sedation methods include the application of nitrous oxide, topical or injectable anesthetics, or IV sedation. IV sedation is designed to put you into a sound sleep that will eliminate pain and allow an oral surgeon to perform an extensive procedure. We want to ensure your comfort, so we will help you decide which sedation method is best for your situation.
IV sedation methods are delivered using an intravenous drip that allows anesthesia to be strictly controlled during a dental procedure. Unlike local anesthetics, IV sedation is designed to allow patients to sleep through their procedures, eliminating the pain and stress associated with these treatment options.
Surgical Tooth Extractions
Tooth extraction is usually scheduled when a tooth has been severely damaged by an accident or decay and is no longer viable. Surgical tooth extraction is performed when the tooth has not erupted from the gum. Your dentist will discuss your options before deciding to remove your tooth, allowing you to take the appropriate action for your personal preferences and your budget.
Oral pathologists specialize in treating diseases of the mouth and gums. These experts can identify the early signs of cancer and can provide you with treatment plans designed specifically to suit your needs and to produce the best outcomes for your situation. If your dentist spots signs of oral cancer during your regular annual checkup, a biopsy may be required to determine the type and extent of the problem. If cancer is responsible for your symptoms, your dentist may refer you to a pathologist to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How Much Will Oral Surgery Cost?
Oral surgery is covered by most dental plans, but check with your provider to be certain before confirming your procedure. We will have to evaluate the severity of your condition and the anticipated procedure before providing an estimate for your costs. Rest assured, our administrative team will work with you to ensure that your care is as affordable as possible.
First-Class Dental Care
At Secure Dental, we will only recommend oral surgery when it is the best option for your dental health. Our oral surgeons are both trained and experienced to provide the best care for your smile. If you believe you are in need of oral surgery, call our team to schedule a consultation.