Oral surgery in clarksville

what is oral surgery?

The term “oral surgery” typically refers to complex surgical procedures used to address serious oral health issues. At Ironwood Dental, Dr. Spurgeon offers a variety of surgical procedures like bone grafts, alveoloplasty, and complex occlusion adjustments. Contact us now to get the help you need in Clarksville.

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Bone grafts can rebuild the strength of your jaw bone. They are the best option if you want to get a dental implant but the underlying bone structure is weak.

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how it works:
The oral surgery process

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First, you’ll come in for a consultation at Ironwood Dental. Dr. Spurgeon will assess your oral health and recommend the appropriate oral surgical procedure for your unique situation.

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numbing and sedation

At your next appointment, Dr. Spurgeon will clean and numb your mouth. Sedation is also available to keep you feeling comfortable and relaxed during your appointment.

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The specifics of the procedure will vary depending on the oral surgery you need. At Ironwood Dental, we use the latest treatment tools, techniques, and technology to provide outstanding results for every patient.

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healing & recovery

You’ll be sent home with recovery instructions that you’ll follow as you heal. Depending on the surgery, it could take a few days or a few weeks to heal completely.

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bone grafts

Bone grafts are used to strengthen the jaw bone and prepare for a dental implant. In this procedure, an opening is made in the gums and jaw bone. Then, bone granules are packed into this opening, which is then sanitized and sutured. As the area heals, new bone will grow around the bone granules, strengthening the area.


This surgery is often needed after tooth extraction to prepare for a dental implant or a denture. In alveoloplasty, the gums are opened up and then the bone near a missing tooth is sanded down to remove sharp “bone ridges.” These can interfere with the proper fit of dental implants and other prosthetics.

Complex Occlusion Issues & Adjustments

If you have severe bite problems, it may be necessary to alter the structure of the jaw to improve your bite. This is usually done alongside orthodontic care. Adjusting your bite can enhance your appearance, restore your oral health, eliminate premature wear and tear on your teeth, and treat conditions like teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ.

Have questions about oral surgery? Find answers here.

Do I really need oral surgery?

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The only way to know is to schedule a consultation with a dentist like Dr. Spurgeon. Typically, oral surgeries are not required unless you are repairing severe, extensive damage to your teeth and gums, or you need to remove and replace your existing teeth.

Does oral surgery hurt?

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No. You will be sedated and your mouth will be completely numb during your treatment. Oral surgery does not hurt at all, and Dr. Spurgeon will ensure your safety and comfort throughout your entire procedure.

How long does it take to recover?

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This depends on your surgery. Initial recovery can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks, but some procedures may involve more lengthy recovery periods. Dr. Spurgeon will give you more information about what to expect during your consultation in Clarksville.