General Oral Surgery Procedures & Technology – Albuquerque, NM
at the Highest Level
For more than 30 years, Nob Hill Oral & Facial Surgery of Albuquerque has offered a comprehensive array of advanced procedures. Both of our oral surgeons as well as our team are committed to only using the latest, proven technology and techniques, allowing us to make the patient experience comfortable, predictable, and always joyful at the end. To schedule a consultation to learn more about how we could help you with general oral surgery procedures and technology at our Albuquerque, NM oral surgery office, contact us today.
Why Choose Nob Hill Oral and Facial Surgery of Albuquerque for
General Oral Surgery Procedures & Technology?
- Trusted by Patients for 30+ Years
- Two Board-Certified Oral Surgeons
- Friendly, Highly-Skilled Dental Team
Impacted Canine Treatment
The canine teeth are located on the upper row on either side of the four front teeth, and similar to the wisdom teeth, they can sometimes become stuck (or impacted) while trying to come in. This not only causes aesthetic concerns, but it can also affect the bite and inhibit a person’s ability to chew comfortably. This treatment involves freeing the canine teeth and creating the space that allows them to reach the optimal position to create an attractive and functional smile.
If a tooth has experienced decay or trauma to the point that it cannot be saved, removing it is typically the best solution. Our oral surgeons have literally extracted thousands of teeth over the years, so they know how to make the process easy for the patient each step of the way. Plus, our team can discuss replacement options before the extraction so that any gaps can be filled as quickly as possible.
When it comes to dental implants, one of the most important indicators of success is the strength and thickness of the jawbone that will be housing the new tooth roots. Often, patients with tooth loss have thin or brittle jaws that can’t support dental prosthetics, but we can fix this with a bone graft. This involves taking a small piece of a patient’s own bone or using a grafting material to literally build up the jaw where the implants will be located, guaranteeing the success of the procedure.
Sinus Lift Procedure
If a patient needs to replace their upper back teeth, and they choose to get dental implants, then they may need to undergo a sinus lift procedure first. This is a specific type of bone graft in which the back of the upper jawbone is fortified so it is more capable of supporting the new teeth. The reason it is called a sinus lift is because right above the jawbone are the sinus cavities, which are lined with a thin membrane. To ensure the implants don’t pierce this membrane, it is gently lifted so the jawbone has more room to grow after the grafting procedure.
Facial Trauma Repair
Facial trauma is often painful not just physically, but emotionally as well, and our team is always ready to help someone by repairing any damage. Whether the trauma is due to a motor vehicle accident, workplace incident, domestic abuse, or anything else, we can correct any problems so that a patient is able to feel great about themselves and quickly move on to the next phase of their life.
Oral cancer is a growing problem in the US, so whenever you come to see us, no matter the reason, we will always closely examine your mouth for any growths or other indications of disease. If we find something, we will work diligently to figure out exactly what it is. This might involve additional tests or taking a biopsy and sending it to a specialist. By being thorough, we can often solve small problems before they turn into major concerns.
Millions of Americans deal with sore jaws, teeth grinding, and headaches due to TMJ/TMD, and these are often caused by structural issues in the jaw joint and/or bite. Our team can address the root cause of someone’s orofacial pain so they not only experience immediate relief, but enjoy it for a lifetime as well. We’ll X-ray the joint and work with you to come up with a treatment plan designed just for you.
The jaw can experience a wide variety of problems, ranging from damage due to trauma as well as natural defects. Whatever the case may be, our team can fix whatever issue a patient might have in order to improve their appearance, give them better function, and allow them to live more comfortably.
Cone Beam CT Imaging
Before performing any procedure, we start by taking a CBCT image of a patient’s teeth and mouth. Instead of a traditional 2D X-ray, this method produces a highly detailed 3D model of a patient’s entire oral structure. This gives us much more information and allows us to better plan and personalize a procedure to make it as comfortable and successful as possible.