Oral Surgery in the Belvidere/Rockford Area

Surgery That Benefits Your Smile

The idea of surgery often puts people on edge, but undergoing surgery when necessary can positively impact your quality of life and longevity. The same is true for oral surgery, which can make a difference in preserving your smile, your oral health, and even your overall well-being. Keep reading to learn more about oral surgery, including our oral surgery options and how they can benefit you. 

What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery, also referred to as maxillofacial surgery, is a broad term that refers to surgical operations performed on your mouth, face, and jaw. These operations are performed to address disease, defects, and injuries in these areas. At Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, we offer multiple forms of oral surgery that can improve your oral health, prepare you for beneficial restorations, and improve your smile.

Oral Surgery Options

Your oral surgery will be performed right here at our Belvidere office. If you’re feeling nervous about your surgery, we want you to know that you have nothing to worry about. We take all of the necessary steps to keep you safe and comfortable, including the use of sedation dentistry

Some of the oral surgery options we offer overlap with other fields, such as restorative dentistry and general dentistry. Our oral surgery options include the following: 

Root canal therapy is an oral surgery process to treat problems such as infection and severe damage. During a root canal, your Belvidere dentist will remove any damaged/decayed/infected tooth material. From there, they’ll fill the tooth and more than likely reinforce it with a crown, restoring its form and function. 

Supplemental procedures are oral surgeries that improve your oral health and increase your chances of more successful dental procedures such as implant placement. Bone grafting involves using transplanted bone from another source to strengthen your jaw and encourage it to regenerate. Gum grafting involves removing soft tissue from another part of your mouth and attaching it where gum tissue is lacking. These procedures can also be beneficial when performed on their own for treating issues such as gum disease and resorption.  

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement because they’re lifelike restorations that replace the entire tooth from root to crown. The titanium posts are surgically implanted into your jaw, giving the restoration a sturdy foundation while keeping your jawbone strong. This surgical process allows dental implants to function just like real teeth. These benefits also apply to All-on-4 and implant-supported dentures.  

Tooth extraction is commonly known as a general dentistry practice because simple extraction doesn’t involve incisions. However surgical tooth extraction requires incisions to be made into the gums to fully extract the tooth. A surgical incision is usually necessary for a tooth that isn’t fully erupted (impacted). This is most often the case with wisdom teeth, which often don’t have room to grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry

530 S State St #101
Belvidere, IL 61008

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