If you’re seeking an oral surgeon in Elkhart, we encourage you to explore our range of services and schedule a consultation for any of the following procedures:
The absence of teeth can compromise your jaw’s structure and cause bone deterioration. Our bone grafting procedure can help rejuvenate lost volume and functionality in a jaw affected by missing teeth. We provide both minor and major bone grafting surgeries to assist patients who have experienced injury, or trauma, or those with jaws impacted by congenital disorders.
For extensive bone grafting treatments, our doctors conduct the procedure in a hospital setting, supported by a comprehensive surgical nursing team.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Often, wisdom teeth need to be removed as they can alter the alignment of your teeth and jaw, leading to discomfort. Some wisdom teeth remain unerupted and get lodged beneath the gum, resulting in a condition known as impaction.
Removing wisdom teeth can help avoid or address complications such as pain, infection, cyst formation, overcrowding, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Through advanced digital X-rays, we can ascertain if you require a wisdom tooth extraction presently or if it would be beneficial for you in the future.
Our specialized team is proficient in performing all kinds of tooth extractions. If your dentist has recommended you to an oral surgeon for tooth extraction, we’re here to assist. Besides removing teeth that jeopardize your oral health, we can propose options for replacement teeth, like dental implants, to maintain your jaw’s integrity.
Before getting dentures, some patients need oral surgery to ensure their dentures fit comfortably without causing irritation to their gums or jaw. Dr. Collins, Dr. Hull, or Dr. Nizza can guide you in choosing the most suitable pre-prosthetic procedures for your oral health. This may involve reshaping or removing excess bone that could interfere with the fit of your dentures.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein
For patients requiring bone for grafting, a bone morphogenetic protein procedure can eliminate the discomfort of hip bone donation. During your jaw surgery, a sponge drenched in the protein is placed at the surgical site. Over several months, it slowly dissolves as new bone forms in its place.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
We are among the few practices in Indiana that offer platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to expedite our patients’ healing process. PRF utilizes your own blood to produce a specialized substance applied to your surgical site. Its high platelet content allows the body to speed up the healing process, leading to quicker recovery with reduced complications.