Smiles of Aurora offers expert oral surgery services in a supportive, state-of-the-art atmosphere. Our dental professionals can perform everything from extractions to dental implants to keep your smile healthy. With our broad menu of oral surgery services, you can smile with confidence again!
To help make your oral surgery easier and more comfortable, we are happy to provide sedation options to fit your needs.
Periodontal disease can cause the jawbone to become too weak to support a dental implant. In cases like this, Dr. Goetz will often recommend bone grafting (also known as natural bone regeneration) to promote healthy bone growth and thicken your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will naturally regenerate and become strong enough to support a dental implant.
If you're getting dental implants in your upper jaw, you may need a sinus lift surgical procedure first. During this procedure, our dental team will add new bone between your jaw and maxillary sinuses. In order to make room for this bone, your sinus membrane is moved upward. A successful sinus lift will help create healthy bone mass to support dental implants.
When a tooth is too badly decayed to save, our skilled doctors may decide to perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted, but if your wisdom teeth are impacted and are crowding your teeth, or if gum disease is present, you may be a candidate for wisdom tooth surgery. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your smile as a whole. At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but third molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age, so the timing for this procedure varies from person to person.
At Smiles of Aurora, our doctors are used to performing both routine and impacted wisdom tooth extractions. If you have been told that you have impacted wisdom teeth, we can help!
A dental implant is a titanium post that functions as the root of a tooth would. It is surgically implanted into the patient's jawbone beneath the gum line and a replacement tooth is screwed on top. Dental implants can be used as replacements for a single tooth, or multiple implants can be installed to securely support dentures.
Tongue Tie Release Surgery / Frenectomy
Your child’s tongue is an important part of their oral structure. It affects the position of the teeth, periodontal tissue, swallowing, speech development, and nutrition. “Tongue Tie” is a condition where the tissue on the underside of the tongue that connects to the floor of the mouth is too short, limiting the tongue’s range of motion.
In infants, it can cause problems with breastfeeding, and in young children, it can cause problems with speech. At Smiles of Aurora, treatment for this condition is simple and always gentle.
Questions About Our Oral Surgery Services?
If you are in need of skilled oral surgery in the Aurora, IL area, call our office today to schedule your appointment!