Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Procedures for Basalt & Aspen, CO

Sometimes, in order to restore your dental health, you’ll need a surgical procedure. At Elevate Dental Wellness, we provide nothing but the best in terms of removing teeth, preserving bone, placing implants, and providing expert care.

Learn about our oral surgery procedures and why you should choose Elevate Wellness to get on track to total body wellness.

Improve Healing With L-PRF Therapy

To successfully place dental implants, there needs to be a stable foundation. With leukocyte-platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF), we utilize your body’s own healing properties to protect your implant site, encourage healing, and steer off infection.

L-PRF is created from your own blood and promotes healthy bone growth. As a result, your healing response is improved and there’s significantly less recovery time.

Gum Recession Treatment

Gingival recession, or receding gums, is when the tissue surrounding the teeth begins to recede or pull away. This exposes the tooth and its roots, which can lead to decay, infection, and tooth loss. Receding gums can change your appearance, cause sensitivity, inflict bad breath, and persistent bleeding.

Our team can perform scaling and root planing or gum grafting to reverse the effects of gum recession and disease. We’ll help get your dental health back to functioning correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered oral surgery?
Is oral surgery dangerous?
What can I eat and drink after oral surgery?
How do I speed up the recovery following oral surgery?

What is considered oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a procedure that involves manipulation of the tissues of your mouth, such as your gums or jawbone. For your oral surgery procedure, IV anesthesia is an option for our patients offered by our dentists. Examples of oral surgeries include tooth removal, dental implant placement, or a variety of other surgical procedures.

Is oral surgery dangerous?

Although complications are rare, whenever a patient undergoes surgery, there are some risks involved. Any complications are usually due to the pre-operative general health status of the patient.

Choosing highly trusted and experienced dentists such as Drs. Van Gorden or Steinbach will help to ensure proper screening measures are taken into consideration prior to the operation. This helps to prevent any complications that may arise during the procedure and healing process.

What can I eat and drink after oral surgery?

Every surgery is different, therefore guidelines and time frames for recovery will vary spending on the procedure and patient. Following oral surgery, it’s best to stick to a diet consisting of soft foods. You’ll want to avoid any foods that are hot to start.

In addition to following any guidelines suggested by Drs. Van Gorden or Steinbach, here are some foods that may help during recovery:

  • Protein Drinks
  • Mashed bananas
  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Warm Blended soups
  • Milkshakes
  • Jell-O

How do I speed up the recovery following oral surgery?

In addition to following any instructions from Drs. Van Gorden or Steinbach, there are several ways to facilitate the healing process and avoid complications along the way. Tips to a speedy recovery include:

  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol
  • Refrain from touching the area
  • Chew on the opposite side of your mouth
  • Try L-PRF Therapy
  • Rest
  • Eat soft foods
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stick to a soft diet
  • Use a cold compress
  • Take over-the-counter pain medications
  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Schedule follow-up appointments

Choose Elevate Dental Wellness

Drs. Steinbach and Van Gorden want nothing but optimal health for you and your family. If you’re in need of oral surgery or other treatments, call us at (970) 279-5647. Our unique, holistic approach and genuine care are what sets us apart, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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