Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision. With advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial problems, Dr. Henry is qualified to assist you with treatments ranging from the removal of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, to the treatment of dental and skeletal deformities. Dr. Henry's high level of training and expertise make him among the most qualified of surgeons to perform oral and maxillofacial procedures. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
We believe that serving our patients with the highest standard of quality care is our basic purpose. Our mission is to provide oral and maxillofacial surgery services that enrich the lives of the individuals and families we serve. We hope this website is helpful to you in learning more about our practice as well as dental conditions and treatments available.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by phone or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our caring and professional staff are here to take care of you; beginning with your initial consultation all the way to your last follow up visit. We will be available for all your questions and needs. We want to make sure your experience with our office is a pleasant one.
Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. The replacement of a tooth consists of three pieces; the implant, which is a titanium post that the oral surgeon places in the jawbone. After a few months, the post will fuse with the jawbone and become a stable base for the abutment and eventually the crown. The abutment attaches to the implant and sits just above the gumline. The crown is then positioned on the abutment by either a prosthodontist or restorative dentist.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is done in conjunction with orthodontics. The orthodontist repositions the teeth and the oral surgeon repositions the jaw(s). The objective of orthognathic surgery is the correction of minor and major facial and jaw irregularities such as an open bite, over bite, a receding lower jaw, and an protruding lower jaw. Dr. Henry is one of the Midwest's leading orthognathic surgeons. His expertise attracts patients from across the United States including, Colorado, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, and Illinois.
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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the "Age of Wisdom."
Wisdom teeth may not need to be extracted if they grow in completely and are functional, painless, cavity-free, disease-free and in a hygenic enviornment with healthy gum tissue. They do however, require regular, professional cleaning, and annual check-ups with periodic x-rays to monitor for any changes.
When a tooth doesn't fully grow in, it's "impacted"–usually unable to break through the gums because there isn't enough room. 90% of people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth.
An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighboring teeth or become infected. Because it's an area that's hard to clean, it can also invite bacteria that lead to gum disease. Oral bacteria can also travel through your bloodstream an lead to infections and illnesses that affect your heart, kidneys, and other organs. In some cases, a cyst or tumor can form around the base of the impacted tooth, which can lead to more serious problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth, and or parts of your mouth and face.
Generally wisdom teeth should be surgically removed when there are: