Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral surgeries are part of the dental services we offer at our office in McHenry, IL. 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. If you have a 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. We are a General Dentist. The surgery is performed with the help of local anesthesia. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is available as well to reduce any anxiety.

Teeth extraction

Dr. Hasken 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 instruments remove it. Third molars, also referred to as wisdom teeth may be referred to one of the oral surgery practices we work with in the area. The surgical removal may be suggested for wisdom tooth extraction where the impacted wisdom teeth are posing threat to oral health, we work closely with some very good oral surgeons in our area.

Dental implant surgery

The implants are restorations for lost tooth root that can be surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as an artificial root. We work as a team with periodontists and oral surgeons in our area. Dr. Hasken meets with the specialist face to face to plan out the placement and desired end result. 3 D imaging is reviewed as well as conventional x-rays and models of the patient’s jaws structure to get the optimal placement position. Once the healing process is complete, Dr. Hasken continues with the restoration of the implant with a specialized crown, bridge or attachment depending on what the situation involves. This surgical process for dental implant is one with high success rates of around 98%. Dental implants can be used for single or multiple teeth.

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 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. Dr. Hasken meets face to face with the specialists to plan the treatment to get the best possible outcome for the patient. Attention to detail is crucial.

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. Dr. Hasken or the specialist 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 can help patients quickly recover from the surgical process.

Contact Us Today!

Dr. Hasken and our McHenry dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health. If you have any questions about our dental services or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to give us a call at 815-385-0777. Advanced dental equipment, the experience of our Dentist Dr. James A. Hasken, 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.

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