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Oral Surgery

Our mission is to provide the best possible care to all of our patients. To achieve our goal, we rely on and utilize the most advanced techniques and latest technology available in our field. Our caring team of professionals will make your visit a pleasant experience while providing you with the highest quality of care.

Have you lost bone structure due to infection?

Bone grafts are a surgical procedure to restore the health and structure of your jaw. Here are some reasons why bone may be missing in the jaws include:

  • Injury
  • Developmental deformity
  • Previous dental procedures including extractions or surgery
  • Infection resulting in bone defects
  • Lesions including cysts, abscesses and other pathological lesions such as tumors
  • While bone may be lost at the time of tooth extraction due to the surgical procedure, it may also be lost in the months following tooth removal, a process known as bone resorption.

Bone Grafts

Bone grafts involve the use of a grafting material which may either be patient-derived, animal derived or synthetic. Such materials assist the body in regenerating bone where it has been destroyed. Such grafts are often required around dental implants when they are placed in the jaw after the bone loss has taken place previously.

After surgery, you will receive antibiotics and analgesics. You should limit your dietary intake to soft mushy food for the first week after surgery. A bone graft is normally left for 4 to 6 months to mature and achieve greater strength before such bone can be used to support implants to help improve your smile.

TMJ

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located just in front of your ear and allows the lower jaw to move when eating or speaking. In between the bones of the joint is a small piece of cartilage which acts as a buffer between the bones. There can be multiple causes, all of which can cause pain either within the joint or in the muscles around the jaws.

Treatment may involve gentle exercise, resting the joint, medications, provision of a splint to be worn at night, botox, or in some cases surgery.

Our Happy Patients

"Dr. Gregory has been my dentist for 20+ years. He is an excellent and thorough dentist. Recently I undertook a smile restoration with 6 porcelain veneers. Dr. Gregory did an excellent job explaining all the ins and outs of the procedure, and did all of the work to his usual high standard. I couldn't be happier!"

Andrew R. Andrew R.

"Dr. Gregory is the BEST dentist I've ever been to. He has taken great care of me for the almost 10 years that I have seen him for preventative care and also now is helping me straighten my teeth using aligners. He has a terrific "bedside" manner, only does what is necessary, and is clear and thorough in every cleaning. He will fit you in when you need to see him and takes ample time at every visit. At every routine care visit, he is incredibly thorough. He's also a nice person, and I love that it's a family business and his sister helps him run the business. You can't go wrong with choosing Dr. Gregory as your dentist!!"

Stephanie M. Stephanie M.

"My husband and I have been patients of Dr Paul Gregory for over a decade. He is an excellent highly skilled dentist who is also a caring and conscientious and professional who always puts his patients first above monetary considerations. He is personable and trustworthy and makes each visit a pleasure and how many dentists can you say that about lol. Most importantly I know he has our best interest at heart and knows his field and we trust him to give us the best possible care. A shout out to his sister Linda who is the office manager. She is a lovely person who is extremely well organized and runs the office super smoothly and it is always a joy to chat with her. I give Dr. Gregory my highest recommendation."

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