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Peoria and Chillicothe Oral Surgery Dentist

Oral surgery is a broad area of dental care that may be needed to treat a number of different conditions. From common issues like impacted wisdom teeth to complex cases like anatomical defects requiring bone grafts, oral surgery can provide treatment that will improve the health and comfort of your smile. If you are in need of any oral surgery services in Illinois, Marcin Dental Centers can provide comprehensive care with advanced technologies and anesthesia options for your comfort. Read on to learn more about the different oral surgery procedures we perform in our Peoria and Chillicothe offices.

Types of Oral Surgery

Most oral surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, though some, such as dental implants, may require extensive recovery time and follow-up care. Here’s a closer look at some specific oral surgery procedures that our dental care team may recommend to ensure a healthy future for your smile:

  • Extractions – Tooth extraction is the most common oral surgery procedure, and it may be necessary to make room for teeth to shift during orthodontic treatment, remove impacted wisdom teeth, treat severely abscessed teeth, or remove teeth that have been heavily damaged by periodontal disease.
  • ImplantsWhen gum disease, injuries, or genetic issues cause tooth loss, dental implants can preserve healthy jawbone and replace missing teeth with the comfort and stability of the natural teeth. Implants are placed surgically and then allowed several weeks to bond with the bone tissue in the jaw. Once healed, implants will be capped with permanent crowns custom designed for each patient.
  • Reconstruction – Reconstructive surgery may focus on the soft tissues or the jaw, depending on the type of damage present. In the case of advanced periodontitis, reconstructive surgery may be needed to rebuild the foundation of the gums.
  • Orthognatic Surgeries – Jaw fractures and TMJ may necessitate orthognatic surgery to improve the function of the joint with proper alignment.
  • Pathology Surgeries – Cysts and tumors can impede the function of the jaw, limiting your ability to speak and eat comfortably. Surgeries to treat these pathologies and biopsy tissue will restore function and guide future treatment.
  • Endodontic Surgery Correction – Failed endodontic therapies like root canals may require follow-up surgery with apicoectomy, or retrograde root canal treatment.
  • Sinus Surgeries – Oral surgery can overlap with ENT care, as oral surgeons might treat sinus complications related to anatomical abnormalities.

Surgical Preparation

In order to make the treatment process more accurate and comfortable, our office provides a number of anesthesia options and radiographic diagnostic procedures.

  • Radiographic Evaluation – Through technologies like CT scans of the jaw and Panorex full jaw and sinus X-rays, our team can more accurately diagnose any type of condition affecting the mouth or jaw to facilitate customized surgical care.
  • Anesthesia OptionsEven for simple procedures like extractions, it is important to see an oral surgeon to have a complete range of anesthesia options available. General anesthesia will be the deepest level of sedation, which puts you completely to sleep. For minor procedures, conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation can keep you awake but relaxed and comfortable.

For excellent oral surgery care you can count on, call Marcin Dental Centers at (309) 693-0043 in Peoria or (309) 274-6237 in Chillicothe.

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