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Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday Closed Except Emergencies
Saturday 8:00 AM1:00 PM
Sunday Closed Except Emergencies

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery McHenry

Oral surgeries are part of the dental services offered at our office. We perform dental extractions in most cases. We also team up very effectively with our oral surgeons that we refer to provide the most effective care for your needs should a referral be advised. Advanced dental equipment, the experience of our dental professional and the skills of our staff have helped us in successfully treating oral problems in many of our patients who visit us from different parts of McHenry and Crystal Lake. If you have toothache, bleeding gums, lost teeth or any other dental problem, make an appointment and meet our dentist at the earliest.


General types of oral surgeries and the need

An oral surgical process is any procedure that involves making changes to the soft tissues in the oral cavity, using surgical instruments, in order to achieve improvement in oral health and esthetics of the teeth and gums. A general dentist can perform a number of surgeries in the practice setup through complex treatment methods. An oral surgery may require monitoring equipment to check blood pressure, pulse rate and other crucial factors from time-to-time. This supporting equipment enables the successful and safe completion of an oral surgery. The surgery is performed with the help of local anesthesia. Following is a list of some of the surgeries that are performed by general dentists. The needs for the same are highlighted.


Teeth extraction

Dentists may recommend tooth extraction when the tooth is severely decayed to an extent where it is non functional and is posing threat of spreading infection. The tooth may have to be surgically extracted if it is not in a favorable position where the dentist can use simple tools to pull it out. The surgical removal may be suggested for wisdom tooth extraction as well. In cases where the impacted wisdom teeth are posing threat to oral health, our dentist may perform the surgery to remove them.


Dental implant surgery

The implants are restorations for lost tooth root that can be surgically placed in the jawbone. The surgery involves making an incision in the soft gum tissues and creating a bony recess in the supporting bone to insert the implant. Once in place, the gums are sutured back and implant is left to heal. This surgical process is one with high success rates.


Full mouth reconstruction

The full mouth reconstruction, where a number of teeth are restored in the oral cavity by making appropriate changes to the soft gum tissues, requires experience and skills. The reconstruction procedure may take months depending on the complexity of the restoration procedure. The process may involve making appropriate changes to soft tissues and the supporting bone in order to help reconstruction.

We team up with our selected specialists of oral surgeons, periodontists and orthodontists in a highly coordinated manner led by Dr Hasken in Mchenry IL and Crystal Lake IL to obtain the best outcome for you.


The recovery period and after care

The after treatment care procedures during the recovery period play a crucial role in the success of the surgical process. There are different tips provided for different surgical procedures. Our dentist may recommend pain medicine to ensure that there is less pain. The patient may also be advised to follow a certain diet to avoid causing injuries in the surgical area. Following the instructions of dentist can help patients quickly recover from the surgical process.

FAQ's

An oral surgery is a surgical procedure to treat and perform surgery for teeth injuries, gum, jaw, replacement of teeth using dental implants, root canal treatment, etc. Oral Surgery is recognized worldwide, it can be only be performed by a specialist and certified practitioner.

Oral Surgeries is required in many areas like:

  • Tooth Extractions
  • Jaw Surgery or Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Treatment for Gum or Periodontal Disease
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you have severe tooth related problem such as dental decay, oral disease, tooth extraction, then oral surgery is the solution. Our dentist Dr. Hasken and his team have specialized in the field of oral surgery located in Mchenry IL, Crystal Lake IL. Call us or make an appointment to know more information about oral surgery.

In many cases, bad breath occurs after oral surgery it may be due to swelling, tooth extraction, gum surgery and other related dental surgeries. So, we recommend some of the hygiene tips to follow and avoid bad breath:-

  • Regularly brush, floss and clean your tongue twice a day.
  • If you get bleeding in your mouth, then use salt water to wash your mouth and rinse with warm water.
  • If food gets stuck every time after eating, then buy a water-pik to clean food particles in your mouth with pressurized water.
  • Use mouth wash regularly because it contains oxygenating compounds that can stop bad breath.
  • If you feel still bad breath in your mouth, then consult your dentist as soon as possible.

There are many significant benefits of oral surgery, some of them are:

  • It Prevents from Infection
  • Long term results
  • Helps to cure the problem in decayed tooth.
  • Prevents decaying nearby teeth
  • You can restore missing tooth permanently using dental implants surgery.
  • Achieve Long-Term Tooth Replacement
  • Feels comfortable.
  • Secures your beautiful smile

It is difficult to estimate the cost because, it depends on oral surgeries like jaw surgery, dental implants, wisdom teeth, tooth extraction, and much more. To know more about the cost call Dr. Hasken DDS is a specialist in oral surgery and help you to know about the cost details. We are located at Mchenry IL and Crystal Lake IL. For more details of the location, please click here.

If you had an oral surgery for a dental implant/jaw surgery/teeth extraction/periodontal/wisdom teeth removal, then you need to take your gums and teeth very carefully to ease the discomfort. Just follow these simple steps to quickly recover from oral surgery

Step 1: Oral hygiene

  • Brush your teeth and gently with soft bristle toothbrush after 24 hours after surgery
  • Use salt water to rinse your mouth for faster healing
  • Also, use warm water to rinse your mouth after eating to get rid of food particles and to relieve pain.
  • Floss gently after brushing to rid of plaque between teeth and gums.

Step 2: In Case of Swelling

  • Usually swelling will be common after oral surgery for 2 to 3 days. So you need to be relaxed as much possible to avoid swelling.
  • Apply an ice pack on surgery side of the face for at least 10-15 mins to reduce swelling and pain.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze then do with your mouth open.
  • Don’t try to pressure your mouth with eatable foods; otherwise the pain starts to increase.
  • If the swelling or pain does not stop even after 3 days, then you need to visit clinic regularly until you feel comfort.

Step 3: In Case of Bleeding

  • Bleeding is also quite common after oral surgery, so try to rinse your mouth with warm water and should be relaxed for the day.
  • Under the recommendation of dentist use gauze to remove excess blood in your mouth.
  • Press the gauze pad firmly over 15 mins so that the blood could not escape. Keep repeating until it stops.
  • Take prescription from the dentist to reduce bleeding or visit nearby dental clinic for checkup.

Step 4: Follow Prescribed Medicines

  • As per prescribed by the dentist use medicines regularly for few days to relieve pain and infection.
  • Continue to take local anesthesia as prescribed by the dentist when you received at surgery.
  • Regularly follow the instructions and take the medicine on-time.

Step 5: Follow Food & Diet:

  • After 24 hours try to eat soft foods such as egg, cheese, yogurt, mashed potatoes, boiled beans and other calcium or protein items.
  • Avoid hard food that causes more pain while chewing.

Step 6: Visit Dental Clinic Regularly

  • Regularly, visit your dental clinic once or twice in a week after oral surgery before getting any wear and tear in your mouth.

If you need more information on how to take care after oral surgery, call Dr. Hasken at MChenry IL and Crystal Lake IL and make an appointment.