Minor surgical procedures sometimes help treat problems in your mouth. Defects in the bone or compromised supporting gum tissue may sometimes undergo repair with precise surgical techniques. And quick biopsy techniques can help us learn what's behind changes in the lining of your mouth.
Despite the best intentions, teeth sometimes need to be removed. Regardless of the situation, this minor surgical procedure can be brought together in a way that considers your short and long-term concerns. From anxiety control to planning for tooth replacement, we'll factor in every aspect of your case.
All-on-4® is a cost-efficient, minimally invasive method to restore the function of your mouth and give you back the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. The best part? You will leave the office with a temporarily fixed, full-arch denture the day of treatment!
Replacing missing teeth with implants brings your mouth back to full function and well-being. Stunning porcelains replicate natural teeth perfectly, whether it's one or more absent teeth. Single crowns or complex bridges can be supported by implants, with solutions for every scenario.
The bone around your teeth is highly specialized and doesn't regenerate when it's lost. Your teeth rely on this bony foundation to remain stable and functional, and even small defects can compromise your ability to maintain a tooth. Sometimes we can repair these defects by adding bone grafting materials.
Facial trauma refers to any injury to the tooth, jaw bone, or face. The severity and location of your facial trauma will determine the necessary treatment options. Since an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has a specialized understanding of the structures of the face, they are the ideal provider for repairing facial trauma injuries.
Dr. Shirley is one of only a handful of oral & maxillofacial surgeons in the country capable of performing microvascular reconstructive surgery. Microvascular reconstructive surgery is one of the most advanced options in restoring facial form and function following the removal of facial and oral tumors.
Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is sometimes necessary when the teeth and jaws are misaligned. An orthodontist can sometimes correct this problem with braces, but if the condition is too severe corrective jaw surgery is the best option to realign the teeth and jaws to restore the patient’s proper bite.
Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a common procedure. At Piney Woods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Shirley encourages patients to have their dentist monitor the development of their wisdom teeth early so that together, we can determine the best time to remove them.
While extraction is typically recommended to remove impacted wisdom teeth, canine teeth serve an essential purpose to the mouth. If a canine tooth is impacted, oral surgeons and orthodontists will work hand in hand to expose the impacted tooth to allow it to come in correctly.
In some patients, the mouth or jaw is not shaped to accommodate the desired tooth replacement method. Because dentures sit on top of the gum tissue, the mouth needs to be the right shape and size. Pre-prosthetic surgery allows us to deliver maximum stability, comfort, and function of your denture.