Oral Surgery Basics

SmileGuyOral surgery is sometimes a crucial necessity for maintaining the health and beauty of your smile. The thought of surgery is bound to make even the most relaxed person a bit nervous. Fortunately, breakthroughs in digital x-rays, technology, and sedation have led to greater comfort and shorter healing times. At Loukas General Dentistry, we provide a number of surgical procedures which can help return your grin to full function and optimal aesthetic appearance. Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, have a specific approach to safe and comfortable oral surgery for our patients.

Oral Surgery Candidates

In many cases, oral surgery is used to address serious dental problems. These may include gum disease,  wisdom teeth extraction, or abscesses. In the early stages of these common problems, you may experience toothaches and sensitivity. Without treatment, you may eventually notice swelling, fevers, bleeding, and a general overall malaise. Dental checkups are so important because they allow your dentist to examine your mouth for any signs of serious dental issues. Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas can then recommend oral surgery, if necessary, before the issue causes further discomfort.

Common Oral Surgeries

Beyond infections and decay, surgical procedures address a number of other dental issues. For patients with missing teeth, oral surgery is necessary to place dental implant posts. Dental implants are designed to replace a single missing  tooth or to secure a full set of dentures. Oral surgery allows dentists to remove infected gum tissue or extract an abscessed tooth or impacted third molar. Less common oral surgeries are frenectomies which detach excess skin either between your gums and lip (maxillary) or under your tongue (lingual). These oral surgeries are more commonly performed on children.

Visit your Park Ridge Dentists

Do you have in further questions about our surgical procedures? To learn more about our approach to oral surgery, talk to Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas today. Your Park Ridge IL oral surgeons will be glad to address any questions or concerns you may have. To make an appointment, contact our 60068 dental office at (847) 696-1919. We proudly serve patients from Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities, offering general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.