Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery in Durango, CO

Oral surgery is often the best option for treating various dental problems. If you need oral surgery, our dental team is here to help. We offer a variety of oral surgery services to meet your needs, including bone grafting, PRP/PRF therapy, and more. We take pride in providing comfortable, compassionate care to our patients.

Oral Surgery Procedures We Offer

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking bone from one area of the mouth and placing it in another area that has experienced significant bone loss. This oral surgery procedure is often necessary for patients who have lost natural teeth because it helps to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth.

Sinus Augmentation

This procedure is often necessary for patients who have lost bone due to tooth loss or periodontal disease. Sinus augmentation can also be used to prepare the jaw for dental implants. The procedure involves placing bone graft material in your sinus cavity, which is located above the teeth. This helps to raise the sinus floor and gives the jaw more height for dental implants. It can also help to improve your oral health by preventing further bone loss.

PRP/PRF Therapy

PRP/PRF stands for platelet-rich plasma/platelet-rich fibrin. This procedure is used to help promote healing after oral surgery. PRP/PRF is made by separating the platelets and plasma in your blood. The platelets and plasma are then injected into the surgical site. The platelets help to stimulate healing, and the plasma helps to provide nutrients and support for the tissue.

Frenectomy

A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a frenum, which is a small piece of tissue that connects the lips or cheeks to the gums. Frenectomies are often performed on infants who have a condition called tongue-tie, which prevents the tongue from moving freely. Frenectomies can also be performed on adults who have issues with their oral function or speech.

Socket Preservation

Socket preservation is a type of oral surgery that is used to protect the integrity of the jawbone after a tooth has been extracted. The procedure involves placing a bone graft into the empty socket where the tooth was removed. The bone graft helps to preserve the shape of the jawbone and prevent it from collapsing. It also helps to encourage new bone growth, which can improve the stability of dental implants.

Ridge Augmentation

This procedure is often performed in patients who have suffered from tooth loss. When a tooth is lost, the bone that supports the tooth can begin to shrink. As a result, the gums can sag, and the jawline can appear sunken. Ridge augmentation can help to restore the natural shape of the gum tissue and jawline. The procedure involves placing a bone graft in the area of bone loss. The graft will eventually fuse with the existing bone, providing support for the gums and creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Recovering From Oral Surgery

Following your procedure, you want to make sure you are healing properly to avoid infection or other complications.

Get plenty of rest

It's important to give your body time to heal, so make sure to get plenty of sleep.

Eat soft foods

Stick to soft foods immediately after surgery to avoid irritating your surgery site.

Practice good oral hygiene

Following surgery, you want to be sure to brush and floss carefully to help avoid tooth decay from developing and to keep your surgery site clean.

Take it easy

It's important to give your body time to heal, so make sure to get plenty of sleep.

Use ice packs

Applying ice packs can help to reduce swelling and pain around your surgery site.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a smooth and successful recovery from oral surgery.

Contact Our Office for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral surgery procedures are often necessary to maintain good oral health and can even improve your overall health. Our practice offers a variety of oral surgery procedures that can address a range of dental concerns and give you a healthy smile.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.