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Longs Peak Dentistry
Dawne E Adams DDS
Oral Surgery in Firestone, CO
Dr. Dawne Adams offers oral surgery consultations in Firestone, CO, providing thorough evaluations to determine the best treatment options for her patients.
Depending on the patient's case, Dr. Adams will either provide services in her office, or refer you to an oral surgeon in the Firestone, CO area. Oral surgery services include:
Wisdom teeth removal when these last set of teeth - our 'third molars' - fail to fully emerge through the gum line and remain impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in swelling, pain, and infection of the surrounding gum tissue. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth can permanently damage nearby teeth, gums, and bone, and in some cases, they can even lead to cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of the jaw. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be surgically removed by young adulthood, to prevent future problems and ensure optimal healing.
Dental Implants are long-term tooth root substitutes that are surgically anchored in place in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone, dental implants never slip out like dentures and will never decay. Because they fuse with the jawbone, dental implants also generally prevent the problem of bone loss. Implants support the artificial teeth to which they are attached, and they can also stabilize dentures and partial dentures. To be a suitable candidate for dental implants, you must have adequate bone density, be in good health, and be diligent about good oral hygiene.
Corrective jaw surgery to correct minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities in order to improve chewing, speaking, and breathing. Oral surgery may also be performed on first-time denture wearers, to correct any irregularities of the jaws prior to creating the dentures.
Cleft palate surgery to correct a gap in the lip (cleft lift) or a split in the opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate) caused by problems with fetal development. Until it is treated with surgery, a cleft lift or palate can cause problems with feeding, speech, and hearing. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can provide oral surgery in Firestone, CO as part of a wider approach to treatment.
Maxillofacial surgery to treat injuries to the mouth, face, and jaw which can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak, and swallow. The expertise of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon in these cases is indispensable.
Temporomandibular joint surgery to treat the symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), such as jaw pain, earaches, headaches, limited jaw movement, and clicking or grating sounds. Surgery is generally only recommended if non-surgical approaches are unsuccessful, or if there is clear joint damage. Surgery can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach.
To learn more about any oral surgery needed in Firestone, CO, please call us at (303) 833-5660 to make an appointment with Dr. Adams today.