To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction and orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentations. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction and orthognathic surgery are discussed.
We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of compassionate clinical care within a comfortable and relaxed environment, while continually striving to seek professional development and the pursuit of excellence in our ever-advancing field. Each patient's unique and individual needs are carefully evaluated in order that we achieve the best surgical outcome possible.
Our practice encompasses a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal to a wide range of complex reconstructive services including bone grafts and dental implants. We can also diagnose, manage and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders.
Our office is located at 1601 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston Salem, NC.
Call us at 336-765-9550.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Winston Salem, NC at 336-765-9550.
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 336-765-9550.
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 in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning in necessary.