What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
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Did your dentist refer you to an oral surgery office in the Boulder area? So what’s the difference is between a regular dental practice and an oral surgery center? And what does the oral surgeon do that your dentist does not do.
At Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we’re led by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Curt Hayes. Dr. Hayes is first and foremost a dentist. But as a specialist, he also holds an additional two+ years of specialized formal education in oral surgery. This expert status means he’s able to provide a higher level of care for situations that go beyond the scope of normal restorative dentistry.
Services Offered by an Oral Surgeon
When you visit an oral surgery practice in Lafayette, Boulder or surrounding areas, some of the procedures you would expect to see (or be referred for) include:
Dental Implant Placement. Getting dental implants involves a straightforward surgical process that some family dentists do not provide. With additional surgical training and equipment, an oral surgeon like Dr. Hayes is the expert to trust with the future of your smile.
Wisdom Tooth Removal. Impacted wisdom teeth are usually too complex to remove in a general dental practice, especially if you need sedation to keep you comfortable. An oral surgery center has the resources and proper medical staff on hand to complete your procedure without sending you to a hospital or offsite surgical center.
Reconstructive Surgery. Sometimes there might be an injury (such as trauma or an accident) or developmental concern (like a cleft lip or palate). Our office can work to repair the underlying bones and tissues, providing the proper support and framework for your facial profile.
Need a Second Opinion?
At Coal Creek, we offer expanded services and an expert opinion to help in complex cases that need a specialist’s input. Contact us today for a consultation.