Oral Surgery At HH Hancock III Root Canal Endodontist
Oral Surgery Requires Additional Training
Our practice’s Dr. Hancock was educated and trained in oral and maxillofacial dentistry. After he completed dental school, he went on for another four years of surgical training alongside other medical students, learning techniques of emergency medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the only type of surgeon, other than anesthesiologists, who can offer all levels of sedation up to general anesthesia.
Surgery Procedures Performed by Dr. Hancock
The most common procedure that Dr. Hancock performs is tooth extraction, which often requires sedation. Removing impacted wisdom teeth is a routine procedure here at HH Hancock III Root Canal Endodontist.
Sometimes a patient may have a misaligned bite that cannot be solved by orthodontics. In this situation, the patient would receive corrective jaw surgery. This procedure may also be recommended if the patient has congenital abnormalities (birth defects) or to treat skeletal problems. If this is recommended, Dr. Hancock may suggest reshaping jaw bones or repositioning jaws and teeth. It’s not uncommon to coordinate this procedure with the patient’s orthodontist.
Other common surgeries are:
- Cleft palate or cleft lip surgery
- Cosmetic and restorative dental work
- Placement of dental implants
- Bone grafting when required in the placement of dentures
- Facial trauma surgeries
- TMJ treatment when non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful
- Oral cancer biopsies
- Dental implants
- Outpatient anesthesia
Bring Us Your Oral Surgery Questions!
Our main concern is your longterm health and comfort. If you have questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery, please give us a call at +1(919)781-9905 or send us a quick email.