Restore Your Entire Mouth
Oral surgeons require 4 to 6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from an accredited School of Dental Medicine. We want you to receive the best care at Advanced Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry and this is why we provide oral surgery services in our office.
Beverly Hills, MI General Dentist Dr. Winter manages a wide variety of oral problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. This also includes a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from comprehensive dental implant surgical procedures, wisdom tooth removal.
Explore why you may need oral surgery and what treatments we offer.
When You May Need Oral Surgery
Oral surgery is typically used to treat a variety of dental complications, ranging from cosmetic to restorative needs. For example, it involves removing tissue or teeth, getting rid of oral disease, and more.
Here are the different dental problems and treatments that oral surgery can help with:
- Tooth loss – dental implants
- Impacted teeth – wisdom teeth
- Jaw related problems – TMJ/TMD
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Facial injury repair
- Lesion removal and biopsy
Your First Visit to Our Office
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Please call us at 248-642-3800 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
A bone graft is not always necessary following a tooth extraction. However, Dr. Winter may recommend it to help prevent bone resorption that typically occurs after tooth extractions.
If you’ve had a tooth extraction and plan on getting a dental implant, Dr. Winter will complete a bone grafting procedure to ensure the success of your dental implant procedure.
Oftentimes, patients’ mouths and jaws simply aren’t large enough for their wisdom teeth to grow in properly. This is called impaction, when the wisdom tooth fails to erupt, partially erupts, or even grows at an angle so that eruption is impossible.
If you avoid getting your impacted wisdom teeth removed, they can cause jawbone damage, nerve damage, infection, and other side effects. It’s best to receive treatment for an impacted wisdom tooth through oral surgery so they don’t affect your other teeth in the future.
During your regular dental checkups, Dr. Winter will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays to look for any early signs of problem areas. He will be able to identify if your wisdom teeth have become impacted before they cause any side effects.
An impacted wisdom tooth may cause the following symptoms:
- Jaw or face pain
- Bad breath
- Swollen neck glands
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty fully opening the jaw
A dry socket is often associated with wisdom tooth removal, but it can still occur when any tooth is extracted. Following a tooth extraction, blood clots will form in the space left by the tooth to protect underlying bone and nerves.
A dry socket occurs when the clot is prematurely removed and exposes both bone and nerve tissue, leading to severe pain or infection. If you have a dry socket, please call us at 248-642-3800 so Dr. Winter can have it examined and treated.
Ask About Our Oral Surgery Treatments Today
Are you curious about oral surgery and interested in coming into our Beverly Hills, MI practice for a consultation? Give us a call to get started on a healthier smile that will give you more confidence than ever before. We can’t wait to start you on your journey.