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Oral Surgery

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  • Stay relaxed during surgery with sedation
  • Relieve pain & maintain your oral health

Restore the Health of Your Smile With Oral Surgery in Priest River

You want what’s best for your smile. We do too. That’s why we may recommend oral surgery in Priest River. It can be a necessary procedure to stop your dental discomfort and give you a fully functional smile again. With our help, you can:

  • Save healthy teeth from harmful infections
  • Avoid overcrowding or misalignment caused by your wisdom teeth
  • Get the treatment you need to repair your smile function
  • Continue your journey to getting a full set of teeth
  • Gain a boost in confidence about your oral health

Call 208-328-4484 for an appointment.

We’ll Make Your Dental Surgery an Easy Experience

Hearing that you need dental surgery is a stress-free experience when you have a skilled dentist at your side. Dr. McKinney has years of experience giving patients back their healthy and fully functional smiles. Plus, you can feel confident knowing he’ll only recommend a surgical procedure if absolutely necessary.

Our procedures include:

  • Tooth Extraction – We try to save your tooth whenever possible. However, sometimes surgery is necessary to protect the health of other teeth. Dr. McKinney will remove the infected or seriously damaged tooth. We’ll explore your teeth replacement options once you’ve had a chance to heal.
  • Bone Grafts – This procedure will strengthen the bone in your jaw in preparation for your dental implant procedure.
  • Ridge Augmentation – Your dentist will reshape a jaw and gumline that has been affected by bone and tissue loss. This treatment may be needed if you’ve been living with missing teeth for a while. Your face will look healthier and fuller, and your jaw will be able to support implants.
  • Sinus Lift – We’ll raise your sinus ridge and replenish the bone in the area to make room for implants in your upper jaw.
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery – Dr. McKinney will make your gumline look more appealing by grafting in tissue from your mouth or a donor. He can also remove excess gum tissue, if needed.

Save Your Smile With Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal

In addition to the wide range of surgical procedures our practice offers, you can also visit us for wisdom teeth removal. Your wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop and emerge in your mouth. They typically appear during the late teens or early 20s. While not all wisdom teeth cause trouble, they can lead to alignment issues and increase your risk for oral health problems.

If you need to have your third molars removed, you can expect gentle extraction techniques, even for impacted wisdom teeth. Your dentist’s approach includes:

  • A comprehensive pre-procedure consultation
  • State-of-the-art imaging for precise planning
  • Options for sedation to ensure your comfort
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques

No matter what treatment you are visiting us for, there is no reason to feel nervous. We have sedation to help you feel relaxed. You can choose from laughing gas, oral sedation, or ultra-relaxing IV sedation. You can also block out the sounds of our equipment with our noise-canceling headphones.

Call 208-328-4484 for oral surgery in Priest River.

Common Questions About Oral Surgery
When would I need oral surgery?

There are several circumstances that might require oral surgery. If you or your loved one has a badly damaged or diseased tooth, it may need removal. Likewise, wisdom teeth often cause problems as they emerge and need to be extracted. Other procedures like bone grafts, sinus lifts, and ridge augmentations prepare for treatments such as dental implants. Cosmetic gum surgery will repair receded gums and help them heal properly.

When can I exercise after oral surgery?

For a healthy recovery, it’s best to ease slowly into exercise. You’ll want to avoid sports, workouts, and most other physical activity for the first 24 hours. Doing too much too soon can impede healing. For example, it can interfere with blood clotting. We recommend taking it easy for at least a few days.

Is there much pain after oral surgery?

The type of oral surgery you have will ultimately determine how much discomfort you feel, but rest assured our goal is always to provide the most comfortable dental care we can. For most of the oral surgery procedures we perform, over-the-counter pain relievers will take care of any discomfort. If needed, your dentist can prescribe something stronger to help you through the healing process.