Oral Surgery At Clark Family Dentistry
Oral Surgery Requires Additional Training
Oral surgeons are educated and trained in oral and maxillofacial dentistry. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only type of surgeon, other than anesthesiologists, who can offer all levels of sedation up to general anesthesia. If you live in St Joseph, Missouri or the surrounding area and are looking for an oral surgeon, we’d like to serve you.
Surgery Procedures Performed By Dr. Clark
The most common procedure performed by Dr. Clark is a tooth extraction, which often requires sedation. Removing impacted wisdom teeth is a routine procedure here at Clark Family Dentistry.
Sometimes a patient may have a misaligned bite that cannot be solved by orthodontics. In this situation, the patient would receive corrective jaw surgery. This procedure may also be recommended if the patient has congenital abnormalities (birth defects) or to treat skeletal problems. If this is recommended, Dr. Clark may suggest reshaping jaw bones or repositioning jaws and teeth. It’s not uncommon to coordinate this procedure with the patient’s orthodontist.
Other common surgeries are:
- Cleft palate or cleft lip surgery
- Cosmetic and restorative dental work
- Placement of dental implants
- Bone grafting when required in the placement of dentures
- Facial trauma surgeries
- TMJ treatment when non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful
- Oral cancer biopsies
- Dental implants
- Outpatient anesthesia
Bring Us Your Oral Surgery Questions!
Our main concern is your longterm health and comfort. If you live in St Joseph, , or , Missouri or the surrounding area and have questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery, please give us a call at 816-232-1444 or send us a quick email.