Oral Surgery at The McHenry Dentist
Oral Surgery Requires Additional Training
Here at The McHenry Dentist, we are educated and trained in oral and maxillofacial dentistry. After our doctors completed dental school they went on for another four years of surgery based training. Here we were trained alongside other medical students in the techniques of emergency medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the only type of surgeon, other than anesthesiologists, who can offer all levels of sedation up to general anesthesia.
Surgery Procedures Performed by The McHenry Dentist
The most common procedures that we perform are tooth extractions, which often require sedation. Removing impacted wisdom teeth is a routine procedure here at The McHenry Dentist.
Sometimes a patient may have a misaligned bite that cannot be solved by orthodontics. In this situation, the patient would receive corrective jaw surgery. This procedure may also be recommended if the patient has congenital abnormalities (birth defects) or to treat skeletal problems. If this is recommended we may suggest reshaping jawbones or repositioning jaws and teeth. It’s not uncommon to coordinate this procedure with the patients orthodontist.
Other common surgeries are:
- Cleft palate or cleft lip surgery
- Cosmetic and restorative dental work
- Placement of dental implants
- Bone grafting when required in the placement of dentures
- Facial trauma surgeries
- TMJ treatment when non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful
- Oral cancer biopsies
- Dental implants
- Outpatient Anesthesia
Our main concern is your long term health and comfort. If you have questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery please give us a call at (815) 363-0103 or send us a quick email.