Oral Surgery/Wisdom Teeth

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s-perfectSmile2.jpgWelcome to Meadows Dental Care, your leading dentistry in Palatine, Illinois. Here at Meadows Dental Care, it is our goal to create a comfortable environment for our patients while delivering the most effective and efficient care. We are happy to be able to provide our patients with multiple forms of oral care to fit their needs. If you think that you are in need of oral surgery and are in the area, we encourage you to read the information below to see if you might be a candidate.

What Conditions Does Meadows Dental Care Treat With Oral Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the dental specialty that specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing conditions, injuries and defects of the head, face, neck and jaws. It also encompasses the hard and soft tissues of those areas. Conditions treated and managed by the oral surgeons at your Palatine, Illinois surgeons include the following:

  • Teeth extractions and removal of wisdom teeth
  • Dental Implants
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • TMJ/TMD Therapy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Oral Cancer
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Facial Injury & Trauma
  • Facial Deformities

Dr. Joseph LaSpisa has completed extensive training in all aspects of oral surgery. He has also completed training in anesthesia to ensure our patients utmost comfort and safety throughout their treatment.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, third molars often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction. When any tooth lacks the space to come through or simply develops in the wrong place of your jaw and becomes impacted, problems can arise. Primarily, damage to adjacent teeth and crowding occur.

In certain cases, the wisdom tooth that cannot come through becomes inflamed under the gums and in the jawbone, causing a sac to develop around the root of the tooth that then fills with liquid. This can cause a cyst or an abscess if it becomes infected. If either of these situations goes untreated, serious damage to the underlying bone and surrounding teeth and tissues can result. If you need your wisdom teeth removed, you will be given pre-operative instructions to follow prior to your surgery.

What Can I Expect During The Procedure?

The surgery will be performed under the appropriate type of anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Following the procedure, gauze will be used to help control the bleeding. You will need someone to drive you home. We will provide you with post-operative instructions, as well as a prescription for pain medications and antibiotics. A follow-up appointment will also be made to remove the sutures and monitor the healing of the surgical site(s).

Come Visit Us Soon!

If you think that you may be a candidate for oral surgery, we encourage you to contact our Palatine, Illinois office for more information. We recommend you visit the remainder of our website for more information on all our dental practice has to offer. Should you have any further questions about oral surgery, our practice, or if you simply wish to make an appointment with us, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We hope to see you in our office soon!