Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Lakewood
Other Oral Treatments
Crown lengthening is a procedure performed on a broken down tooth. The procedure involves trimming some bone and gum tissue around the broken tooth. Once healed, the procedure creates more tooth structure for the dentist to place a crown or other restoration.
Treatment of Oral Pathology
Cysts, tumors, and other growths in the mouth, either in the soft tissues or in the jaws, should be examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A biopsy is sometimes necessary to determine the type of pathology present.
While many such growths are not painful and very often not medically dangerous, they can interfere with normal bone and tissue structure and can even change the alignment of the teeth. Treatment for a benign cyst or tumor depends on its type and size. In many cases, the surgeon will advise removing a benign cyst or tumor. If your surgeon decides that removal is not necessary, the cyst or tumor will probably need to be monitored.
Treatment of Oral Infections
Infection in the mouth can be caused by infected teeth, gum infection, or various types of pathology which can become infected secondarily. Treatment can consist of antibiotic therapy, extraction, root canal therapy, or incision and drainage.
Pre-prosthetic surgery is performed so that a prosthesis (such as denture or partial denture) can be installed to replace a missing portion of the jaw and teeth. Pre-prosthetic surgery is performed to smooth bone bumps, eliminate soft tissue inferences, and provide stable bone for a partial or complete denture.
Dr. Todd does not treat oral cancer, but provides examination and diagnosis of precancerous and cancerous lesions. A variety of techniques are used to diagnose oral lesions.
A variety of conditions in the mouth can cause recurrent pain and ulceration. Dr. Todd helps with the diagnosis and treatment of lichen planus and other autoimmune conditions.