Oral Surgery Can Help You Achieve & Maintain Optimal Oral Health
In some cases, patients may require additional oral surgery, such as bone grafting, at our Lakewood, CO, office to ensure the jawbone has adequate bone density prior to placing dental implants. Dr. Brian J. Polidori is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists with the experience and expertise to deliver strong, durable restorations that look and function like your natural teeth. Dr. Polidori is proud to offer a variety of oral surgery procedures that allow patients to receive most or all of their dental treatment without having to be referred to another office.
Reasons for Oral Surgery
Oral surgery can be necessary for a variety of reasons to help patients attain healthy, attractive, and fully functional smiles. Whether you require dental implant surgery, a preparatory procedure, wisdom tooth extraction, or periodontal surgery, Dr. Polidori uses the latest technologies to ensure comfortable, long-lasting treatment with excellent results.
One of the most common reasons for oral surgery is bone grafting. For patients desiring dental implants but lacking sufficient bone density, a bone graft is often necessary to build up healthy tissue so the jawbone can better support dental implants.
Oral surgery can be necessary for a variety of reasons to help patients attain healthy, attractive, and fully functional smiles.
Without sufficient bone density, the implants would not properly fuse with the jawbone. This could result in unstable restorations, and could be detrimental to your oral health. By rebuilding the jawbone tissue, Dr. Polidori ensures adequate support for the dental implants, ensuring a more successful surgery.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
As the third molars, or wisdom teeth, grow in during the late teens or early twenties, they often do so at odd angles, or become impacted. These conditions can affect the alignment of the other teeth, causing serious problems. To avoid misalignment and the pain associated with the growth of third molars, Dr. Polidori can safely and gently extract the teeth.
Tori are natural bone growths that occur within the mouth, frequently around the molars. While these growths are generally harmless, they can impede the placement of restorations such as dental crowns, implants, or dentures. To ensure there is sufficient room to place a well fitting restoration, Dr. Polidori can remove these growths.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a common problem. While Dr. Polidori can perform a deep cleaning to treat gum disease in its early stages, a gum graft or other surgical procedure may be required in more advanced stages to restore gum health. He can also perform periodontal surgery for cosmetic reasons, such as reducing the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
Your Options for Sedation
Most oral surgeries are performed under some form of sedation. The type and level of sedation used will depend on the extent of surgery required as well as your own comfort levels. Dr. Polidori offers oral conscious, intravenous (IV), and nitrous oxide sedation. During your consultation, Dr. Polidori will discuss with you a variety of different factors, such as your health, allergies to certain medications, and more to determine which sedation option will work best for you.
Learn More about Oral Surgery
Dr. Polidori offers expertise and technology that stands above other dental providers in the area. If you are in need of some form of oral surgery, contact Colorado Premier Dental today to discuss your surgical options with Dr. Polidori.