Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to minor oral surgeries that may be required to enhance the fit of partial or full dentures. These procedures include bone smoothing, removal of excess bone, bone ridge reduction, removal of excess gum tissue, and/or exposure of impacted teeth.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to accelerate healing in bone grafting, dental implants, repair of bone defects, and/or repair of sinus fistulas. This procedure is done in our Grand Junction, CO, office only.
Please check with your insurance carrier if PRP is recommended by the doctor. Not all insurances cover this procedure.
If you notice an alteration in the appearance of the tissues inside of your mouth, lips, cheeks, or gum tissue, we can evaluate for a pathological process. Red or white patches, sores that don’t heal, lumps or thickening of skin inside the mouth, or a chronic sore throat can all indicate an infection or oral cancer. Please call for an evaluation.
We use the Vatech 3D System for streamlined, accurate diagnosis and treatment of maxillofacial conditions. With less radiation exposure than typical x-rays, this cone-beam CT technology provides clear digital images.
Our staff is trained in the use of anesthesia. In addition to local anesthesia, we offer office-based general anesthesia with a local anesthetic. This includes IV medication for comfort and calming along with local anesthesia to numb the area. Extensive surgeries, such as jaw reconstruction, may require general anesthesia at a hospital or surgical center with an anesthesiologist.