Glen Ellyn, IL dentist Dr. John C. Workman has been performing oral surgery procedures for more than 30 years. You’ll feel more comfortable getting your surgery from a dentist you know and trust.
In our familiar surroundings, you’ll appreciate:
- Soft pillows and blankets to keep you comfortable
- Headphones to listen to music if you’d like a distraction
- Longer appointments if you prefer a slower pace
- Dental sedation if you need it
- Our STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System®, which allows us to precisely numb only the area involved in your surgery so you won’t wait hours after your procedure for normal oral function to return
For a consultation, call John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry at 630-448-8418.
Our Treatment Can Get You Out of Pain
Why might you need surgery? Removing a badly broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth relieves your pain and makes it easier to keep your surrounding teeth healthy. Dr. Workman can gently extract teeth, including wisdom teeth.Dr. Workman on oral surgery Read Transcript
Well, as far as oral surgery, I don’t do all the oral surgery. I will refer some oral surgery out. I like to complete for patients things that I’m familiar with, that I’ve been trained on, and I’ve become really good at. Those would include most extractions for patients. In today’s environment, we try to take teeth out with very little trauma and so, you have to have the right instruments and training, and experience sometimes just gives you that ability to do that. By getting the tooth out atraumatically, that means you leave the bone around the tooth alone so that it’s easier to place an implant in good, solid, good shaped bone. That’s why you’d like to make it atraumatic as possible.
We remove teeth. We do socket preservation, which means if we’re planning to do an implant, we want to preserve as much bone as possible and to make sure it’s shaped in such a way that we can—placing an implant—makes it easy and aesthetic when you get done through doing the crown. We do bone grafting to the sockets and some grafting of bone where it needs to be reshaped using a membrane to help us, which helps the bone and the gum tissue to form in the correct way so that we have a good result to place an implant.
A lot of people are a little anxious about oral surgery when they hear it. When I think about going to have a tooth taken out, I get a little anxious myself, but I’m able to control that and I go through it with a local anesthetic, that I’m not gonna feel it. We can make sure that you don’t feel anything today with the techniques we have for anesthesia.
But, if you are anxious, we can give you something that you take the night before and an hour before, which really cuts down on your anxiety. Somebody has to bring you and take you home. Then, we have the conscious sedation and the IV sedation, which we have performed by a dental anesthesiologist that comes to our office to provide that for you. We don’t want anybody to be in any pain or anxiety when they have those things done, so we try to minimize that by the things we offer patients when they have those procedures, if they choose to.
In addition, Dr. Workman performs these surgical procedures to maintain your oral health and, in some cases, to prepare you for procedures like dental implant placement:
- Bone grafts, to boost jaw strength in preparation for placement of dental implants or to improve the fit of dentures
- Ridge augmentations, to recreate the natural contours of jaws and gums that have eroded
- Sinus lifts, to make room in the upper jaw for dental implants
- Gum grafts, to stop gum recession and help return gums to health
Choose From Two Types of Dental Sedation
You’ll feel better knowing you can get dental sedation for your oral surgery procedure if you want it. Every procedure is different, and everyone reacts differently to sedation. Unlike most dentists, we offer more than one type of sedation so you can select the one that will work best for you.
For more information on oral surgery, call 630-448-8418.