Oral Surgery & Other Procedures

At Colorado West Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC, we perform a variety of surgeries and procedures. As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please call 970-245-2222.

Bone Grafting

Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone to keep them in place. If the jaw bone is atrophied or too thin to support the implant, a bone graft may be performed. Bone grafts may use a section of bone from another area of your body or a special grafting material. The graft will require healing time before it creates new bone and can provide the stability needed for an implant.

Facial Trauma

Dr. Kelly is skilled in treating injuries to the face, including both the physical and emotional components required in your care. These injuries may include facial lacerations, intraoral lacerations, knocked-out teeth, fractured facial bones, or fractured jaws. They may affect soft tissue, bone, or dental structures. Treatment can consist of suturing, stabilizing, and more.

Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery is often indicated in a patient with improper bite, malpositioned jaws, injury to the jaw, or birth defects. These conditions frequently cause difficulty in eating, speech issues, jaw pain, and breathing problems. Dr. Kelly uses the the latest technology and techniques to show patients the surgical process and the desired outcome.

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

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

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.

Oral Pathology

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.

3D Imaging

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.

Anesthesia

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.

For more information about any of the procedures we perform or to make an appointment in Grand Junction or Carbondale, please call 970-245-2222.

Contact Us

Grand Junction Location 2530 N 8th St #103 Grand Junction, CO 81501

Hours

Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Carbondale Location Verheul Family Dentistry 1199 Village Rd #100 Carbondale, CO 81623

Hours

Dr. Kelly sees patients in Carbondale on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. We work out of Verheul Family Dentistry. If this location is more convenient for you, please ask us about it when you schedule your appointment.

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To our patients, 

The continued spread of COVID-19 across the country is concerning to all of us.  As an oral and maxillofacial surgery office, we have the responsibility to help our patients and yet protect our staff, ourselves and the community from this contagion. 

As of March 17, 2020, the American Dental Association, along with the Colorado Dental Association, has recommended dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. We have decided for the safety, health, and well-being of our patients and staff, we are going to follow their recommendation and will only see emergency patients during this time. 

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, however we want to do our part to prevent the spread of this virus and keep our community safe.

 We want to assure you that we have always been committed to providing the safest environment possible for our patients, and this is more important than ever right now. We have been actively recommitted to putting extra safety measures in place. In addition to our regular and strict disinfecting and sanitizing procedures in our consult and operating rooms between every patient, we are implementing increased disinfecting and sanitizing measures throughout our reception area, business office, and patient waiting areas. We are also abiding by the social distance recommendations. 

We will continue to update you as the situation evolves and will notify you of any further changes. We are here to answer any questions and help in any way we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Dr. Stephen S. Kelly, DMD