Ellis & Lilly
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implants
Where education, training & experience meet patient care.
Clarksville Oral & Facial Surgery, PLC
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth generally cannot erupt into the mouth due to lack of space or bad position. Most often they will cause pain, swelling or some other discomfort. If they are partly exposed into the mouth they may cause hygiene problems leading to inflammation, gum swelling, pain and even bad breath. If they are left in place they may lead to damage to adjacent teeth or infection that could lead to severe illness. We usually remove wisdom teeth in the office under IV General Anesthesia or IV Deep Sedation. The best time to have wisdom teeth removed in during the years that they are forming around age 15-17. The wisdom teeth are most likely to be removed at this age with less complication than if one waits until they are older.
We provide dentoalveolar surgery of all types. Dentoalveolar surgery is surgery of the teeth, gums and supporting bone. Most procedures of this type involve removing teeth, reshaping the gums or bones and preparing the jaws for either dentures or implant placement. Included in this treatment category is wisdom tooth - 3rd molar surgery.
Dental implantology involves placement of dental
root form implants into the jaws to replace single or multiple
teeth. Implants can also be placed to support dentures and aid
orthodontic treatment. Implant placement has been
advancing for the past 40 years. Many patients enjoy the
stability of implants over having a denture. Implants should
be a consideration for all patients who are missing teeth as early
as their late teens.
Pathology and Oral Diseases
We treat most oral conditions. Many of them can be treated with medications, but some require biopsy or total removal. We will follow your treatment until the condition is healed or refer you to a larger medical center if a condition is extensive e.g. cancer. We use the University of Kentucky Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service for all specimen examinations. We forward a copy of your insurance card to them if we have to use their services.
We live in a remarkable age which allows us to offer you controlled intravenous anesthesia in the clinical environment. Intravenous anesthesia is a time honored concept with a safety margin in an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery office that is unparalleled in any other profession. Our doctors hold General Anesthesia licenses because of their extensive anesthesia experience and training. Both maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentials and all staff are trained in Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Providers. We maintain an extensive set of emergency response medications and equipment. Both offices have Automatic External Defibrillators, monitoring equipment and back-up generators. We comply with AAOMS out-patient anesthesia guidelines and participate in the required office inspection program.
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