Getting a tooth removed doesn't have to be a stressful experience. The majority of our patients have a tooth or teeth removed under IV sedation. Not being awake for any sounds or senses really gets the healing process started in the right direction. The less stressed you are, the better job our surgeons can do and the better you will heal.
Occasionally, a permanent tooth may be displaced in the upper or lower jaw bone and not be able to erupt correctly into the mouth. This is often identified early in development by the patient's dentist or orthodontist. The treatment for a tooth failing to erupt into position is the bonding of a chain or button to the tooth and allowing the orthodontist or dentist to "pull" the tooth into correct position with the assistance of braces. In the Northern Kentucky area, there seems to be a high propensity of impacted (not able to erupt) teeth, particularly with the canine tooth. We have simplified what was once a complex procedure by utilizing our 3D CT for identification of the impacted tooth/teeth and plan the least invasive surgery for our patients. In this manner, our success rates are extremely high and our patient downtime is significantly lessened.
We currently offer several facial rejuvenating procedures. Our most common procedures performed will minimize the appearance of facial wrinkling. This can be accomplished with the proven wrinkle reducing standard, Botox® Cosmetic, for the brow, glabella (between eyebrows), and lateral eye regions. For further facial enhancement around the nose, mouth and eyes, we offer the natural occuring facial fillers, Juvaderm® and Restylane®. We also offer radiofrequency wrinkle reduction - Pelleve®, and a facial cosmetic line, Neova®.
The overwhelming majority of masses and bumps found in the mouth are benign (not cancerous). However, it is generally best to have any abnormal spot removed and evaluated under the microscope. Most biopsies are fairly quick and virtually pain free surgeries. We understand your nervousness if you've been told you need a biopsy. We can usually treat you on the day of consultation and will contact you as soon as your results are received by us.
Modern orthodontics have significantly lessened the number of patients undergoing jaw surgery. However, there are still many patients that the need for surgery is clearly identified. These patients will often undergo the surgery for a multitude of reasons but often include improvement of sleep apnea, function, and facial cosmetics. These surgeries require a consultation which includes a review of orthodontic records, a 3D CT, and diagnosis and treatment planning. Our surgeries are often digitally planned in an effort to improve accuracy not gained by bench top measuring methods. Preauthorization through medical insurance is also typically required. With all the preoperative planning, years of orthodontics, and healing time of surgery undergoing a jaw surgery can often be an exercise in patience. However, as jaw surgery tends to be significantly life changing, our jaw surgery patients tend to be some of our happiest.