Located in beautiful Chicago, IL, Lakeview Smiles merges state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care. Our mission is to offer transformative surgical procedures that enhance your health and rejuvenate your smile. With a dedicated oral surgery team, we are committed to providing exemplary care in a comfortable and patient-centric environment.
Experience the pinnacle of surgical excellence at Lakeview Smiles; read below to learn more about the procedures we offer and call today to schedule your consultation!
Surgical extractions are a more complex procedure than traditional extractions, and are generally used if a tooth has broken off at the gum line or has not yet erupted into the mouth. This is common with impacted wisdom teeth, which often lack the necessary space to emerge or grow normally.
- The process typically involves making an incision into your gum to reach the tooth, and in some cases, removing bone around the tooth or cutting the tooth into pieces to make it easier to remove.
During a surgical extraction, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area around the tooth, providing comfort and ease throughout the procedure. We may also offer sedation options, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient’s comfort level.
After the surgery, you’ll receive instructions for at-home care to ensure a smooth recovery. Although the healing process may take a few days, modern techniques and medications can effectively manage any post-surgery discomfort.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a highly specialized surgical procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities. These include misalignment of jaws and teeth, which can directly affect your ability to chew, speak, and breathe comfortably, as well as contribute to sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and other oral health problems.
The surgery can improve not only functionality but also the aesthetic aspect of your facial features, enhancing overall facial symmetry. The procedure is often combined with orthodontics for comprehensive treatment, ensuring a well-functioning bite and balanced facial proportions.
Cleft Palate Repair
Cleft palate repair is a specialized oral surgical procedure designed to correct the condition known as a “cleft palate”. A cleft palate is a birth defect in which a newborn’s roof of the mouth (palate) doesn’t form completely during pregnancy, leaving an opening (cleft) that can extend into the nasal cavity. This can impact a child’s ability to eat, speak, and it may even lead to ear infections.
Cleft palate repair aims to restore the normal structure and function of the palate. This typically involves reconnecting the muscles and repositioning the tissues to close the cleft, creating a functional roof of the mouth. Performed by our skilled oral surgeons, the repair can greatly enhance a child’s ability to eat, speak normally, and live a healthy, fulfilling life.
The surgery is usually performed between the ages of six and 12 months, but the timing can be adjusted based on the child’s individual needs and the surgeon’s judgment.
Facial Trauma Treatment
At our dental office, we understand that facial trauma incidents can be emotionally and physically distressing. The impact can be far-reaching, affecting not just your physical appearance but your oral functionality as well. Whether you’re dealing with dental injuries, fractured facial bones, or soft tissue injuries, our team is prepared to provide the comprehensive and compassionate care you need.
Our experts in facial trauma treatment utilize the latest techniques and technology to handle these delicate situations. The aim is to minimize the aesthetic impact while restoring oral functionality. From immediate dental repairs to surgical correction of bone fractures, we strive to provide personalized treatment plans. Furthermore, we know how crucial timely intervention is when it comes to facial trauma, and we are prepared to provide urgent care when necessary.
It’s our commitment to ensure that you regain your confidence and quality of life following a facial trauma incident. Your health, comfort, and well-being are our top priorities.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Temporomandibular joint surgery, commonly referred to as TMJ surgery, is a procedure designed to alleviate complications related to the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jawbone to your skull. This joint plays an essential role in various daily activities like speaking and eating. However, certain conditions such as TMJ disorders (TMD) can lead to persistent discomfort, pain, or difficulty moving the jaw, and may necessitate TMJ surgery.
The approach to treating TMJ can significantly differ depending on the severity of the patient’s condition, spanning from minimally invasive therapies to surgical interventions. The ultimate goal is to alleviate pain, restore full jaw function, and enhance the patient’s quality of life. Our dental professionals work closely with patients to explore all available treatment options, ensuring that surgery is only considered when absolutely necessary.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth. The procedure involves surgically placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which serves as the root of the new tooth.
At Lakeview Smiles, we utilize 3D imaging technology for precise placement of the implant, ensuring optimal functionality and longevity. Once the implant site has healed, a custom-made crown is attached, providing a restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
Oral Cancer Biopsy
Oral cancer screening is an essential part of our dental check-ups at Lakeview Smiles. If our dentists spot any abnormalities, such as sores, white or red patches, or lumps, an oral cancer biopsy may be recommended. This involves removing a small sample of the suspicious tissue and sending it to a lab for examination.
Our team ensures this procedure is as comfortable as possible and communicates the results and further treatment steps promptly and clearly for every patient.
Your Partner In Comprehensive Care
At Lakeview Smiles, we believe in delivering premium oral surgery services tailored to each patient’s needs. We invite you to experience a unique blend of professional expertise, advanced technology, and compassionate care that sets us apart from the rest.
Call us today and discover why Lakeview Smiles is the preferred choice for oral surgery in Chicago, IL. Your journey to a healthier smile starts here!