Oral Surgery - Lexington, KY
Comfortable, Effective Oral Surgery
Optimizing Your Smile’s Health and Function
If you need an oral surgery procedure, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting, you have dental concerns that are affecting the health and function (and sometimes aesthetics) of your smile. Our dentists at Bluegrass Dentistry recommend these treatments when you’re experiencing severe tooth decay or infection, problematic third molars, or bone loss due to missing teeth. With dedicated surgical suites, custom sedation options, and an experienced surgical team, we can provide comfortable and effective oral surgery in Lexington, KY to restore your dental health, function, and smile aesthetics. Because dental problems often continue to progress without treatment, we encourage you to schedule your oral surgery consultation as soon as possible to avoid more complex and costlier procedures later.
Comparing Your Options
With modern dentistry, you can choose between removable dentures, implant supported dentures, and full mouth dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Understanding what you can expect functionally and aesthetically from each option can help you make a more informed decision. We’ll discuss your options more in-depth at your consultation.
A tooth may need extraction for many reasons, including extensive decay, infection, gum disease, and trauma. Because these teeth are generally causing functional issues, removing them can restore oral health along with relieving any pain and infection. Tooth extractions are common procedures for our dentists, and we always complete these surgeries while you are comfortably under sedation. During the procedure, your tooth will gently be removed with special tools to minimize harming tissues and bone. You can generally return to normal activities 2-3 days after surgery once a healthy blood clot has formed in the tooth socket. You can also choose to immediately replace your extracted tooth with a permanent dental implant to restore optimal aesthetics and function to your smile.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The third molars generally erupt when an individual is between the ages of 17-25 and often become impacted. To avoid dental health concerns associated with impacted wisdom teeth, including decay and infection or harmful tooth crowding, we recommend wisdom teeth be extracted before pain or discomfort develops. Our dentist, Dr. Seth Chambers, has extensive training and experience in wisdom tooth extraction and our facility is equipped with the technology and equipment to ensure you have a safe, comfortable surgery. You’ll be under sedation for your procedure, so you most likely won’t remember your appointment. Recovery from wisdom tooth removal can take up to 2 weeks, during which time you should minimize rigorous activities and avoid dislodging the blood clots.
Tooth loss, whether a result of gum disease or other factors, always leads to jawbone loss. The bone relies on teeth to provide stimulation that keeps it dense and strong. Without teeth, this bone resorbs or shrinks and becomes thin and weak. Many of our patients need bone grafting to qualify for tooth replacement with dental implants. Our implant dentist, Dr. Seth Chambers, has years of experience in bone grafting procedures along with completing a year-long residency through BioHorizons where he gained experience in advanced grafting techniques, including ridge augmentation and sinus lifts. Bone grafting involves taking bone from the patient or a donor source and adding it to areas of the jaw that have resorbed to rebuild its natural structure and density. Dental implants can be placed alongside bone grafting or after the area has healed.
Don’t let dental problems affect your smile.
Receive the oral surgery you need starting with a consultation.