Some issues affecting the jaws and gums require oral surgery in order to restore comfort, health and function.
At Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A., in Jackson, MS, our caring periodontists provide bone grafting, gum contouring, and more.
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures
Often, patients do not have enough room in their jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth, which can result in discomfort, misalignment, and damage to adjacent teeth. Since wisdom teeth are not functionally necessary, we can perform surgery to safely extract them before they cause damage, or provide removal of problematic wisdom teeth.
During recovery from surgery, patients should follow at-home instructions to promote proper healing. It is important to thoroughly rest and avoid disturbing the surgical site by maintaining a soft foods diet. Discomfort and swelling can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
For patients who are ineligible for dental implants due to the proximity of the sinus membranes to the treatment site, we can restore your candidacy with a maxillofacial procedure called a sinus lift. During this procedure, we can lift your sinus membrane, creating space for a bone graft between the sinuses and jaw.
Ridge augmentation is a bone grafting technique used to restore bone tissue along the alveolar ridge. After tooth loss or extraction, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. This maxillofacial procedure enables us to increase the height and width of the alveolar ridge so it can support a dental implant.
Using advanced Piezosurgery® technology, we can precisely refine the jawbone without damaging surrounding soft tissue. With this system, we can perform ridge augmentation and other bone modification procedures using ultrasonic waves. This efficient method can meet your needs with minimal disruption of oral structures.
Tooth extraction may be recommended in cases of trauma, extensive decay, periodontal disease, infection, or overcrowding. To ensure your comfort, we offer sedation options during surgery. We can also perform a tissue augmentation or a dental implant placement at the time of your procedure.
We perform soft tissue grafting for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile. In addition, this surgical treatment helps to protect the tooth roots after extensive gum recession. During surgery, we can harvest soft tissue from the surrounding area and implant it near affected teeth.
Bone loss can occur as a result of leaving missing teeth untreated, advanced gum disease, or facial trauma. Although patients with bone deterioration were previously considered ineligible for dental implants, a bone graft by our surgeons can restore your candidacy and add youthful volume to your facial structure. This surgical procedure allows your jaw to provide a viable foundation for an implant.
Dental implants replace lost tooth roots. Implants not only provide the best support to replacement teeth, but also prevent the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. We can provide every step of your dental implants treatment with no need for referrals.
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Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate! Their personal attention was invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!View on Google