From time to time, your smile may need a surgical adjustment. Maybe you need some work done of your gums, or you need a tooth extracted and replaced. When it is time for those advanced procedures, it is time to call Dr. Komarnyckyj.
Here in our Phoenix, AZ, office, we rely on Dr. Komarnyckyj’s 30 years of experience working with the gums and teeth to create stellar smile results. His advanced approaches allow you to get the repair you need in the most comfortable and efficient way possible. He uses your own blood platelets to encourage healing and to fight infection, and he can help you relax in the chair with dental sedation.
Dr. Komarnyckyj is known for his oral surgery expertise in dental implants, soft tissue grafts, dental crown lengthening, and gum contouring. He is also known for these other advanced procedures:
The jawbone is a very important part of your mouth because it supports your gums and teeth. Gum disease and missing teeth lead to bone loss and may require repair. This is especially true if you want to have a dental implant placed. Without proper bone support, implants are not possible. Bone grafting allows us to reshape and fill in lost bone to create a healthy foundation for your teeth and implants.
Procedure: Dr. Komarnyckyj administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then removes the calculus and fills in the damaged area with bone grafting material.
After an extraction, it is not uncommon for a small divot to appear in your gumline. This is a result of lost bone and needs to be taken care of before you can place a bridge or implant. Aesthetic ridge augmentation allows us to fill in the empty space and create a healthier foundation for whichever restoration you choose.
Procedure: Dr. Komarnyckyj uses a local anesthetic to numb your entire jaw. He then opens the gums and fills the sunken area with grafting material to lift the ridge back to its original height.
You might not have the bone needed for dental implants to be placed in your upper jaw due to gum disease infection or living without a tooth for quite some time. In order to place a dental implant, we need to graft bone into the same area as your sinus membrane, requiring a sinus augmentation or lift.
Procedure: Dr. Komarnyckyj administers an anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then lifts the sinus membrane and fills the area with bone grafting material.
When a tooth is no longer viable, you might need to have it removed. This occurs after severe decay or infection. Once the tooth is removed, we can usually place an implant immediately to encourage healing and help you get a restoration as quickly as possible.
Procedure: Dr. Komarnyckyj administers a local anesthetic and uses the state-of-the-art Easy X-Trac to remove the damaged tooth quickly and carefully. He will then place a dental implant in the space left behind.
If you are in need of oral surgery, please call us today at 602-842-6841 or contact us using our convenient online form. Your first exam or consultation is FREE, so don’t hesitate to come see Dr. K and learn more about what he has to offer!
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