What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is any type of surgical procedure performed in your mouth or jaw. Dr. Urbanek has completed additional education and training to become the talented, board certified oral surgeon he is today. After completing dental school training (DDS), he completed a 4-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery to achieve his MS. He also achieved board certification for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the earliest possible time. Dr. Urbanek was the first to place titanium dental implants at the Air Force Academy in 1994. When you visit StarImage Dental Boutique & Oral Surgery, you are visiting an oral surgeon who’s placed over 6,000 dental implants in the past 25+ years and has countless experience with other oral surgery procedures.

Types of Oral Surgery Procedures We Offer

Our dental office offers a full range of oral surgery procedures to help you get the care you need under one roof. Our complete list of oral surgery procedures we carry include:

Dental Implants – Small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jaw bone to support restorations to replace your missing teeth such as dental crowns, dentures, fixed bridges, and more. Under the right conditions, crowns/bridges can be placed immediately on the implants.

Minimally Invasive Surgery – We use a minimally invasive approach to all our surgeries, meaning we do everything possible to not harm surrounding tissue and bone during surgery. This leads to better recovery.

Pathology – Any tissue in your body can grow abnormal cells. If you have any suspicious abnormal cells in the jaw or mouth, we can perform a biopsy to determine what it is and course of action. Most growths in the mouth are benign, but some want to come back. Our exam will include a thorough look at all your tissues.

Wisdom Teeth Removal – Many adults will require the removal of up to four wisdom teeth because the mouth cannot accommodate their size. A tooth partially exposed will have periodontal disease, surrounding bone erosion, or decay. This may affect the adjacent healthy tooth.

Coronectomy – When a tooth is impacted with disease on the surface but has healthy roots, we can perform a coronectomy to remove the crown of the tooth. The roots may be fused to the bone or in contact with the nerve that goes to your lip, so this strategy makes the procedure less severe.

Grafting – When teeth disappear, the jaw bone begins to wither away. Dental implants require a certain quantity and quality of bone to bear the load on them. Bone grafting can help you regain lost bone and create a stable foundation for dental implants. Frequently, this can be done with the extraction or the dental implant, eliminating a separate surgical procedure.

Teeth In A Day – Replace your missing teeth the same day you get dental implants placed with this revolutionary procedure.

Surgical Orthodontics – Orthodontic treatment is effective. If the jaw has an incorrect shape that’s too narrow, long, or short, it can prevent the teeth from moving into their proper position. Surgical orthodontics can help the bone move along with the teeth for better results.

Tooth Extractions – When teeth become too infected or damaged for repair, or gum disease takes over, sometimes an extraction becomes necessary. We can help with all types of extractions including impacted teeth.

If you require any of the treatments listed above or want to learn more, please contact our dental office for more information. You can schedule an appointment by calling (817) 587-4414 today.