Dentoalveolar Surgery in Aurora

Fox Valley Dental Care offers dentoalveolar surgery in Aurora, IL. We understand the importance of preserving your oral health, and sometimes that involves surgical procedures to address oral health issues. Our dental professionals are highly-skilled in oral surgery to correct and restore your dental health.

What is Dentoalveolar Surgery?

Dentoalveolar surgery refers to procedures that address problems with the teeth, gums, jawbone, and soft tissues of the mouth. These surgeries are commonly performed to address various dental issues, such as impacted or severely damaged teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease. Dentoalveolar surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has specialized training in dental surgery.

Types of Dentoalveolar Surgery We Offer

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is performed with the natural tooth cannot be saved and must be removed. There are two main types of tooth extraction: simple extraction and surgical extraction.

A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible in the mouth and can be removed without the need for surgery. Simple extractions are typically used for teeth that are decayed but are still above the gum line and can be easily accessed.

A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure, used for teeth that may have broken off at the gum line or have not fully emerged into the mouth. The oral surgeon will make an incision into the gum to access and remove the tooth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of permanent teeth to appear and typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Sometimes, due to overcrowding and lack of space in the mouth, these teeth may not have enough room to emerge properly. When this happens, they can become impacted and need to be surgically removed.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants serve as an excellent solution for replacing natural teeth. Dental implant surgery involves placing a metal post (usually made of titanium) into the jawbone, which acts as an artificial tooth root. An artificial tooth or crown is then attached to this post. Dental implants are a durable tooth replacement option that can restore your oral health for many years.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is often necessary when there is not enough bone in the jaw to support dental implants. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to an area of the body where the bone is deficient, providing a solid foundation for replacement teeth.

This is particularly important for patients who have experienced bone loss in the jaw due to periodontal disease, trauma, or long-term tooth loss, as sufficient bone density is needed to securely anchor dental implants.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft tissue grafting, often referred to as gum grafting, is a type of corrective surgery performed to treat gum recession, a condition where the gum tissue recedes and exposes more of the tooth’s root. This can lead to sensitivity, an increased risk of decay, and an aesthetically displeasing appearance. It can also be performed to augment the thickness of very thin gums which are prone to recession.

Choose Fox Valley Dental Care for Dentoalveolar Surgery in Aurora, IL

Fox Valley Dental Care provides superior surgical care for patients with complex oral issues. Our team of highly skilled dental professionals provides exceptional care and expertise in performing dentoalveolar surgeries. Whether it’s extracting impacted wisdom teeth or correcting other dental issues, we ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our patients who need oral surgery services. Contact us today for more information on oral & maxillofacial surgery in Aurora, IL.