If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or severe gum sensitivity in the back of your mouth, this may be a sign that your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Although wisdom teeth can remain healthy, they may become impacted if there is not sufficient room on your jawline for them to grow. The Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet may recommend an extraction if a patient's wisdom teeth have become impacted and are causing the patient discomfort or causing damage to the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are a safe, durable tooth replacement option that can restore both the health and appearance of your mouth. The implant is comprised of a metal root that the doctor places in the jawbone and a crown that attaches to the anchoring root. Dr. Babiuk will work with patients to determine if dental implants are right for them. With proper care, implants can provide a life-long solution for missing teeth.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax a patient during procedures. The medication will suppress your awareness of what is going on during the procedure, so you do not experience any pain or anxiety during surgery. While you are sedated, it will feel as though you are asleep through the entire procedure. The brain is still technically conscious under IV sedation and you will be able to communicate with the Centre for Oral Surgery staff during treatment.
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery diagnoses and treats complications of the neck, head, jaw, face, mouth, and teeth. In addition to obtaining a dental degree, oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo an additional 4-7 years of hospital training. Wisdom tooth extractions, oral pathology, dental implants, facial trauma management, corrective jaw surgery, apicoectomy (surgical extraction of the tooth root tip and surrounding infected tissue), and bone grafting are all commonly performed oral surgeries.
The Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet staff vows to keep open communication with our patients regarding concerns and questions. We provide patients with treatment options and advise them on the best course of action to take. Our undivided attention will be given to every patient. Regular updates will be made to our office technology to ensure we meet and exceed the highest standards of care. You can expect a friendly, welcoming environment where you will feel relaxed and comfortable. Our staff stays up-to-the-minute on the latest surgical techniques by regularly attending oral and maxillofacial seminars and lectures.