ArkLaTex Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery use intelligent, cutting-edge technology to successfully treat various standard and complex oral challenges obstructing good dental health. Our mission is to provide the ultimate in oral health. Our surgical oral surgeonry offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgeries, including dental implant surgery, wisdom tooth removal, and corrective jaw surgery. Our commitment to providing pain-free and general oral health is our honor in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Natchitoches, LA.
Impacted teeth haven’t erupted fully through the gums. Impacted teeth can cause several problems, difficulty eating normally, obstructive growths and overcrowding from surrounding teeth.
Absent treatment at an early age, pain and tooth misalignment may occur. In many cases, symptoms may not appear until an X-ray presents the issue. Options to resolve impacted teeth include working with an orthodontist to guide the tooth to its proper placement. In the case of wisdom teeth, we often recommend extraction.
Commonly known as “wisdom teeth,” third molars typically emerge during the late teenage years or early 20s. Often there is the potential for a variety of oral health problems. Nearly ninety percent of people experience at least one impacted wisdom tooth, indicating overcrowded teeth preventing a proper eruption.
Position in the rear of the mouth makes cleaning difficult, and decay or dental caries, infection, gum disease, pain, and cysts in surrounding tissue are likely to develop. Poor wisdom tooth eruption may cause misalignment in surrounding teeth.
Wisdom teeth are often close to nerves, sinus cavities, and other teeth. It is essential to seek a skilled expert to remove the impacted teeth. ArkLaTex oral surgeons are board certified, and comfort and safety are ArkLaTex commitments. Our family practice has a highly specialized extraction team who routinely treat and remove problematic wisdom teeth in all ages, from complex procedures to standard extractions each day in our Shreveport, Bossier City, and Natchitoches, LA offices.
Teeth can break or become infected for reasons that include trauma or decay. Poor dental hygiene can cause bacteria buildup resulting in a tooth becoming infected. In efforts to save the tooth, we repair or treat it with medications or a combination of both
When bacteria cause a dental infection, we thoroughly evaluate your teeth to determine the best course of treatment for your specific issue. Some teeth cannot be rehabilitated through treatment when damage or decay is extensive. Though we aim to preserve your natural teeth, tooth extraction may be our only option.
Dental implants are the best overall tooth replacement option in terms of function, esthetics, and long lasting performance. ArkLaTex dental surgeons have grown in recognition as dental implant experts, with more than 2,000 patients reclaiming their smiles with dental implant placements!
Missing teeth may have more profound implications beyond limited ability to eat, speak and smile comfortably. Teeth rely on each other for support. When one is missing, neighboring teeth shift out of alignment—eventually, orthodontic treatment is required.
Dental implants are today’s “gold standard” for tooth replacement and the prevention of symptoms of tooth loss. Including dental implant placement following a tooth extraction or trauma, you can continue eating the foods you love, speak clearly, and often smile with confidence. Implant teeth appear natural and last longer when done in our offices in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Natchitoches, LA.
If you are experiencing bone loss, the ArkLaTex Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team of board certified dental surgeons could reverse the effects through bone grafts before inserting dental implants.
Your jawbone relies on the stimulation of tooth roots and the sensation of chewing to keep it healthy. The bone itself can deteriorate with tooth loss unless there is immediate missing tooth replacement. Bone loss can have short term or long-term effects on overall health. Additional tooth loss can alter the appearance to an aging and unhealthy look.
Fortunately, ArkLaTex’s board certified oral surgeons specialize in treating even the most severe cases of bone loss. We can give new teeth and a new life to patients who may otherwise have to settle for living without teeth. We also offer zygomatic dental implants beyond single and full mouth dental implant solutions with bone grafting treatment plans. These specialized implants can help patients who have lost a significant amount of bone. Zygomatic implants have precise placement beyond the jawbone for lasting security.
Jaw misalignment—when your top and bottom rows of teeth are not naturally aligned. Experience difficulty when biting. This misalignment can cause numerous general health problems, including headaches, facial pain, and ringing in the ears. In the most severe instances, it can create problems with eating, speaking, breathing, and sleeping. Facial asymmetry can compromise your facial esthetics. The asymmetry may be noticeably uneven, making you self conscious about your appearance.
Orthodontia or the use of mouthguards can alleviate jaw misalignment sometimes. Severe misalignments may require surgery. Whether your jaws are out of alignment or your facial features are uneven, our skilled and experienced team can correct those issues and allow you to enjoy a more comfortable and confident life. ArkLaTex’s oral surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat complex jaw and oral surgery effectively.
The presence of cysts or tumors on your face or jaws can be frightening and cause you significant discomfort. Sometimes tumor or cyst is not as bad as it appears. But you won’t know until there is a professional assessment. The ArkLaTex team can diagnose the issue through advanced imaging or biopsy. We remove a portion of the growth for lab analysis.
Based on our determinations, we may recommend jaw surgery, medical therapy, or both. Surgery may involve the removal of the cyst or tumor and portions of the jawbone, teeth, and soft tissue. We are board certified oral surgeons. ArkLaTex’s oral surgeons are experts in these types of procedures. We provide all the necessary treatments, such as bone grafting to restore your jawbone and dental implants to restore the function and beauty of your missing teeth. Your life will return to its comfortable normalcy.
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