If you're in need of oral surgery, trust the local dental team that keeps your teeth and gums healthy! At Ahh...Smile Family Dentistry, you can receive a complete selection of oral surgeries right here in-office, from the team you know and trust.
Dr. Johnny Cavazos provides the top oral surgeries near Laredo, TX and beyond, using advanced technologies that make each procedure as effective, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. His customized approach is designed to achieve each patient's unique smile goals while providing the healthiest possible outcomes.
Sedation Dentistry For Oral Surgeries
Ahh...Smile serves our southern Texas patients with a long list of oral surgeries. To deliver maximum comfort with each procedure, our team provides safe, advanced sedation dentistry services to patients who have special healthcare needs, experience dental anxiety, or are scheduled for a more lengthy procedure.
At your surgical consultation, Dr. Cavazos will assess your needs and health history to create the safest, most effective sedation plan for your needs.
Looking to replace and restore one or more missing teeth? Dr. Cavazos is specially trained to provide a permanent restorative solution in the form of dental implants! Dental implants offer long-lasting and natural-looking results by using titanium posts implanted into the jawbone where luminous crowns can then be attached. They also require no dietary restrictions and are built to last for life.
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- Single Dental Implants
- All-on-4® Dental Implants
- Hybrid Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Dentures
Strong, healthy jawbones are essential for supporting a new dental implant. For patients suffering from periodontal disease, Dr. Cavazos may recommend bone graft surgery to promote natural bone regeneration and growth in the jaw bone. This treatment is specially designed to allow the jaw bone to strengthen and regenerate itself enough to support a dental implant.
Sinus Lift Surgery
Dr. Cavazos performs sinus lift surgeries to provide more security and stability for dental implants. Sinus lift surgery, also known as maxillary sinus elevation, is performed for patients who do not have enough bone height to support a dental implant or if the sinuses are too big or too close for an implant. This surgery allows for greater implant stability using a bone graft.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure during which a frenum, an attachment between soft tissues within the mouth, is removed or altered. At Ahh...Smile, frenectomies are most often performed to enhance bite function and mobility of the tongue.
This non-invasive procedure can be performed on the labial frenum, which connects the tissue between the two front teeth to the upper lip, or the lingual frenum, which connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Also known as a "tongue-tie," the lingual frenum can interfere with tongue movement as well as a child's ability to speak and eat.
Tooth extractions may be recommended for a variety of circumstances, including injury, trauma, and prevention, including wisdom teeth removal. For patients who are experiencing discomfort, pain, tooth damage, or infection, our team will provide a gentle tooth extraction. A surgical extraction may be required in some cases, but simple extractions can be performed on teeth that appear above the gum line.
Dr. Cavazos and his team will always perform a gentle, thorough dental exam complete with a set of digital x-rays to determine the healthiest treatment route before any extraction is performed.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Whether a patient’s wisdom teeth are growing incorrectly or unable to break through, Ahh…Smile performs wisdom tooth extractions for patients who are experiencing pain or wish to prevent any oral health concerns that may arrive in the future. While most patients will have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teenage years or early 20's, Dr. Cavazos uses advanced technologies to determine the healthiest time for you or your child to undergo the extraction.
At Ahh Smile, we perform a selection of wisdom tooth removal surgeries, including the extraction of full bony impacted wisdom teeth!
After tooth extraction, ridge augmentation is performed. This procedure involves placing a bone graft directly into the empty socket where the tooth's roots once were, in order to help recreate the natural shape of the gums and jaw after an extraction. Ridge augmentation can prevent jawbone deterioration where a tooth socket once was following a tooth extraction, making it possible for patients to use dentures or receive dental implants in the future.
Ridge augmentation procedures have been proven to benefit the overall health of a patient's smile, and improve their appearance, and boost their confidence. In addition, the ridge augmentation procedure:
- Recreate a natural bone and gum ridge
- Improves aesthetic appearance
- Increases stability for long-term function and oral health
- Reduces gaps between the gums and dental restorations
Contact Us For Oral Surgery You Can Trust
At Ahh...Smile Family Dentistry, you can receive advanced oral surgeries from the same dental team you trust with your smile. Our team is dedicated to your comfort, with state-of-the-art dental tools and customized sedation dentistry services. Call us today to schedule your surgical consultation!
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