Oral Surgery Procedures in Basalt & Aspen, CO

Safe and Comfortable Oral Surgery Services

To restore your dental health, your dentist may recommend oral surgery treatment. At Elevate Dental Wellness, our dentists in Basalt, CO provide friendly and patient-oriented care in Aspen, Wingo, and Snowmass. Regardless of your oral health needs, our experienced team will ensure your procedure is as painless and stress-free as possible. 

Learn about our oral surgery procedures and why you should trust Drs. Rebecca Steinbach and Schuyler Van Gorden to get on track to total body wellness.

What is Considered Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any procedure performed on the tissues of the mouth, such as the gums or jawbone. Examples of oral surgery include placing dental implants or treating receding gums. Elevate Dental Wellness offers sedation dentistry methods for patients undergoing oral surgical procedures to ensure the utmost comfort.

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Our Oral Surgery Procedures

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Gum Recession Treatment

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

Our team can perform scaling and root planing or gum grafting to reverse the effects of gum recession and disease. Our Aspen dentists will help get your dental health back to proper function.

Dental Implant Placement

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants can create the foundation for lifelong tooth replacement. Placing dental implants is a simple procedure that can be completed in one visit to our Basalt, CO dental office. 

After osseointegration takes place, the process in which your implant post naturally fuses to your jawbone, you’ll return to our dental practice to receive your final restoration.

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L-PRF Therapy

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

L-PRF is created from your own blood cells and promotes healthy jawbone growth. As a result, you can enjoy an improved healing response and shorter recovery time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is oral surgery dangerous?
What can I eat and drink after oral surgery?
How do I speed up the recovery following oral surgery?
Will dental insurance cover my oral surgery?
Is oral surgery dangerous?

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

Choosing highly trusted and experienced dentists will help to ensure proper screening measures are taken into consideration before 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?

Following oral surgery, it’s best to stick to a diet consisting of soft foods. In addition to following any guidelines suggested by your dentist, here are some foods that may help during recovery:

  • Protein drinks
  • Yogurts and mashed fruits
  • Soups and broths
  • Milkshakes
  • Jell-O
How do I speed up the recovery following oral surgery?

In addition to following any instructions from your dentist, there are several ways to facilitate the healing process and avoid complications along the way. Tips for a speedy recovery include:

  • Avoiding tobacco and alcohol
  • Refraining from touching the area
  • Chewing on the opposite side of your mouth
  • Try L-PRF Therapy
  • Staying hydrated
  • Sticking to a soft diet
  • Using a cold compress
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medications
  • Practicing good oral hygiene
  • Scheduling follow-up appointments
Will dental insurance cover my oral surgery?

Insurance will cover a portion of or the full cost of certain oral surgeries. The surgeries covered by insurance vary depending on your plan and provider. It’s best to get a hold of your insurance company beforehand to gain a better understanding of your plan’s benefits.

Trust in the Holistic Dentists at Elevate Dental Wellness

Our friendly Aspen dentists, Drs. Steinbach and Van Gorden want optimal health for you and your family. If you need oral surgery or other treatments, call our Basalt, CO dental office at (970) 279-5647. You can also fill out our online contact form to book an appointment or request more information. Our unique, holistic approach and genuine care set us apart, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

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