Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Mason City, IA
Oral surgery has vastly improved over the last few decades. Thanks to groundbreaking techniques and cutting-edge technology, our surgical options are safer, faster, and more effective than ever before. If you need oral surgery, you’ve come to the right place! Dental Specialists and Implant Clinic of Iowa specializes in a variety of surgical procedures that will improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
Tooth loss can happen because of facial trauma, untreated periodontal disease, or simple dental neglect. No matter the cause of your tooth loss, we advise you to seek a replacement option as soon as possible to restore your full dental function and aesthetics. Dental implants often represent the best option for replacing missing teeth. Our practice is pleased to provide this gold standard for tooth replacement to patients throughout the Mason City, IA community.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, erupt much later than our other permanent teeth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25. Because they are the last to come in, they can create problems for your existing teeth. We may recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent or correct these issues.
Our wisdom teeth are not the only ones that can create problems. Some teeth can become impacted or infected due to eruption issues. Our specialists may recommend a tooth extraction to help alleviate painful symptoms after other treatments have been exhausted.
Some people have dental problems so severe and widespread that they need multiple surgeries. In this case, we may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. As the name suggests, a full mouth reconstruction refers to the rebuilding of all teeth in a patient’s mouth. Because we specialize in surgical procedures, we may work with other specialists to provide you with optimal results.
Successful implant treatment requires a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. We may recommend a bone graft if your bone is too thin or too soft to support an implant. A graft can help restore deteriorated bone, and give you a second chance at implant treatment!
If you experience dental trauma be sure to schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. Injury or trauma to the face can result serious problems for your oral health. If one of your teeth becomes loose or knocked out, you may need oral surgery.
Oral pathology refers to the diagnosis and study of problems that affect your oral and maxillofacial region. The goal of oral pathology is to cure oral diseases with causes that are not initially apparent. Once we determine the exact causes of a problem, we can develop a more precise treatment plan.
A tooth is impacted when it remains partially or totally trapped under the gum tissue, not erupting the way it is supposed to. While impacted teeth can lead to many oral health complications, treatment is possible via collaboration between your orthodontist and an oral surgeon. At Dental Specialists and Implant Clinic of Iowa, we are happy to provide treatment for impacted canines to patients throughout Mason City, IA.
We believe in using state-of-the-art technology to improve patient outcomes, increase comfort, and enhance safety. We are pleased to provide full 3D imaging of the teeth and mouth as part of our consultation process. These 3D images help us develop more precise treatment plans and provide our patients with improved results.
During surgery, your surgeon will administer the medication directly to your surgical site, and it will begin to control pain while you are still in surgery. This single dose contains bupivacaine, an opioid-free local anesthetic, which is slowly released over time to provide strong pain relief that can last several days into your recovery. Exparel often eliminates the need for any post-operative prescription pain medications whatsoever!
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If you would like to learn more about our surgical procedures, call 641-243-1486, and schedule your appointment today!