Procedures

Our practice proudly offers the full scope of oral surgery care to patients in Middle Tennessee. Our team at Southern Oral & Facial Surgery in Franklin and Thompson's Station has found that patients facing an upcoming surgery are much more at ease when they have a complete understanding of their treatment. We offer a multitude of information regarding each of our procedures to help patients gain a better understanding of what they can expect.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth and fuse to the jaw bone, keeping it strong and preventing bone loss.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Known as third molars, wisdom teeth develop in the back of the mouth and should be extracted to avoid overcrowding, misalignment, pain, and more.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafts stimulate the growth of new bone in a weakened area and help more patients become candidates for dental implants.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept

Four dental implant posts secure a fixed prosthesis, providing patients with a complete and fully functioning new smile.

Impacted Tooth Exposure

Impacted canine teeth must be exposed, then bonded to a bracket, so that it can erupt into the dental arch for proper function.

General Tooth Extractions

A tooth that is damaged or decayed may need to be removed, or for orthodontic purposes to make more room in the dental arch.

Facial Trauma

Oral surgeons treat head, neck, face, and mouth trauma to help these areas heal and regain proper function and pleasing aesthetics.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery corrects jaw misalignment, resulting in a proper bite, improved facial harmony, and reduction in facial pain.

Oral Pathology

Any bumps, patches, or abnormalities in the mouth should be evaluated to determine if a cancerous pathology is present.

TMJ Disorders

Jaw popping or clicking can be painful and cause bite problems, and we provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Additional Procedures

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

If you are receiving dentures, we can reshape the bony ridge to ensure dentures fit comfortably and will not slide around in the mouth.

Cleft Lip and Palate

This birth defect causes a gap in the lip or roof of the mouth, and treatment aims to restore function and a pleasing appearance to the mouth and face.

Distraction Osteogenesis

This method of facial and jaw bone regeneration involves slowly separating bony segments so that new, healthy bone can grow in between.

Apicoectomy

If a root canal fails to fully remove an infection, an apicoectomy is performed to remove the very tip/infected portion of the tooth’s root.