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Oral Surgery

Kildeer, Illinois

At Studio Smiles, our team is committed to providing the highest level of care tailored to your unique needs. If you or a family member require oral surgery, our state-of-the-art technology, sedation dentistry options, gentle techniques, and calm environment will ensure your procedure is as comfortable and free of stress as possible. The following is a look at some of our oral surgery options and what you can expect.

Dental Extractions - An Overview

At Studio Smiles, we strive to keep your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime. However, there are times a tooth extraction is the only viable option. Reasons you may need to have a tooth removed include severe decay or irreparable damage due to trauma, advanced periodontal disease, or a tooth fracture extending to the root. At times, one or more teeth may need to be selectively removed as a component of an orthodontic treatment plan to make room for the remaining teeth to shift into alignment.

Depending on the affected tooth, you may require a simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction involves removing a tooth that's visible and accessible. A surgical extraction, on the other hand, may be required to remove a tooth that's weak or fractured. The good news is that most patients report minimal discomfort during or after having a tooth extracted.

Oral Surgery in Kildeer, IL

Ridge Preservation - An Overview

After tooth extraction, the bone begins to degenerate and change in shape. Depending on the tooth's location, we may recommend ridge preservation to preserve the bone, ensuring the success of future dental implants. The procedure is typically performed right after extracting a tooth. It involves placing bone grafting material in the tooth's socket, which protects the socket, preserves the alveolar ridge, and prevents bone loss.

Crown Lengthening - An Overview

Crown lengthening is typically recommended when there isn't enough tooth structure remaining to support a dental crown due to severe tooth decay, a broken or fractured tooth beneath the gum line, or teeth that are tooth short. The procedure is designed to improve the success rate of dental restorations by exposing more of the tooth's healthy surface area.

The crown lengthening process typically involves recontouring the gums and underlying bone until the teeth are of an appropriate length to successfully place your restoration while also providing symmetry and improving the appearance of your smile.

Soft-Tissue Surgery - An Overview

We are pleased to offer gingivectomies and frenectomies using our Pioneer diode laser for an elevated patient experience, minimal discomfort or bleeding, faster healing, and exceptional treatment outcomes.

Laser Gingivectomies: You may require a laser gingivectomy to treat gingivitis, periodontitis, periodontal pockets, or a gummy smile that makes your teeth look too short. Our dental laser cauterizes the tissue treated, which helps reduce pain and bleeding. It also seals the blood vessels in the treated areas, enhancing healing.

Laser Frenectomies: We perform laser frenectomies to release tongue or lip ties with no anesthesia or stitches and virtually no pain, discomfort, or bleeding. The minimally invasive procedure comes with a lower risk of infection than traditional surgical frenectomies and is completed in minutes. Laser frenectomies improve the range of motion, relieving feeding problems in infants and reducing the risk of gum recession, speech delays, increased gaps between the front teeth, and orthodontic concerns.

Oral Surgery Near Me in Kildeer, IL

If you require oral surgery, you're in good hands. Our team at Studio Smiles never spares any effort to ensure you are comfortable and free of stress while receiving the highest level of care. You can always count on us for an experience that exceeds your expectations!

Are you ready to get started? Call our Kildeer office at 847-796-0789 to schedule an appointment or book one online today. We look forward to caring for your smile!

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