Dr. Blalock can help you get the care you need to prepare for treatments like dental implants and extract troublesome teeth. Dr. Blalock also proudly serves the city of Loudon and Tellico Village. If your general dentist is referring you to an oral surgeon or you suspect that you may need treatments like a bone graft or sinus lift, contact the team at Lakeside Dental today to learn more and get started.
At our office, we offer a wide variety of oral surgeries. We use minimally-invasive techniques, sedation, and numbing to ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout your entire procedure. Dr. Blalock offers bone grafts, tooth extractions, sinus lifts, and alveoplasty to make patients’ mouths healthier and stronger.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that uses a special type of bone powder to restore your jaw bone if it has been affected by bone loss. If you are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants but your jaw bone is not strong enough to support the treatment, a bone graft will strengthen your jaw and make an implant possible.
We offer tooth extractions for all non-impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth. If your tooth is too damaged to save due to gum disease, decay, or an oral injury, extracting it may be the best choice. After an extraction, your pain will be relieved and you’ll be at a lower risk of further complications like tooth infection.
In some cases, oral surgery may be required for occlusion (bite) issues to adjust the position of your jaw and teeth. The surgeries required for this vary based on your condition and often involve extracting one or more teeth or modifying the teeth to improve the way they fit together. This treatment will improve the placement of your bite and prevent grinding.
If you are interested in getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth in your upper jaw and you have experienced bone loss, a sinus lift may be required to place a bone graft in your upper jaw. This involves creating a small hole in the bone and gently moving the sinus lining to accommodate new bone material. Sinus lifts allow you to have a dental implant placed even if your jaw bone has become weak due to tooth loss.
Alveoloplasty is known as “ridge smoothing,” and is usually required to smooth the bony ridges of your jaw after tooth extraction, before you get dentures or dental implants. The benefit of alveoloplasty is that it allows a better fit for your dental restoration, which reduces the risk of issues like gum irritation.
Dental tori are bony growths that are located beneath and to the side of the tongue. They are usually harmless, but must be removed if you’re having dentures, since they will interfere with a proper fit. A tori removal will help ensure that your dentures fit comfortably.
We offer laughing gas sedation, which helps reduce your anxiety and relieves pain without serious or long-lasting side effects. Contact us before your procedure to let us know that you’re interested in sedation and to learn more about your options.
More than one-third of all Americans avoid dental treatment due to anxiety. With sedation, we can minimize your anxiety and discomfort during your oral surgery.
We’re dedicated to your comfort at our office and we offer plenty of amenities to help you feel safe and reduce anxiety throughout your procedure.
With our wide variety of oral surgery procedures, Lakeside Dental is your best choice for treatment in Lenoir City.
We always use minimally-invasive surgical techniques to minimize your recovery time and ensure you heal quickly.