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Fixed Dentures: Answers to Your Most Common Questions

Are fixed dentures the right solution for your missing teeth?

When you think of dentures, you probably picture the removable type — those sets of fake-looking, uncomfortable teeth that easily slip out of place. But with today’s technology, you don’t have to settle for ill-fitting replacement teeth.

Fixed Dentures Answers to Your Most Common Questions

Fixed or permanent dentures can restore your beautiful smile while giving you the same bite quality and functionality as natural teeth.

How Are Fixed Dentures Supported?

As the name suggests, this type of denture is firmly and securely anchored into the jawbone. These replacement teeth aren’t removable.

Artificial teeth are supported by four strategically placed titanium tooth roots. This is why this method of tooth restoration is also referred to as all-on-four dental implants. The screw-like posts fuse to the bone and become permanently attached, thanks to a natural process called osseointegration.

Why Get Fixed Dentures?

Stability is one of the primary benefits of this type of tooth restoration. These dentures don’t slide around in the mouth. And because the replacement teeth are incredibly secure, these dentures allow you to eat most of your favorite foods.

In addition, since permanent dentures are attached by dental implants placed in the jaw, they help protect against bone loss. Removable artificial teeth don’t offer this same benefit, so wearing them can result in a prematurely aged appearance.

Finally, fixed tooth restorations feel, fit and look completely natural. Unlike traditional dentures, no one will ever notice that you have artificial replacement teeth.

Can Anyone Get Fixed Dentures?

Most patients who need fixed dentures can get them. Generally speaking, as long as you’re healthy enough to undergo a routine dental procedure, you can get all-on-four dental implants.

However, if you already have significant bone loss in the jaw, you’ll have to get a bone graft first. This simple, in-office procedure will give the dental implants the solid foundation they need to support your new artificial teeth.

Are Fixed Dentures Expensive?

Initially, a fixed denture will cost more than removable artificial teeth. However, when you consider the long-term differences, these replacement teeth are a wise investment.

With traditional dentures, you’ll need to buy chemical adhesives and take special care to remove the teeth every night for cleaning. Plus, you’ll need periodic relining and adjustments. And as you will continue to lose bone tissue in your jaw, you will likely need to replace the artificial teeth every few years.

Permanent dentures are exactly that — permanent. Simply brush and floss as usual, and visit your oral surgeon for regular exams, and your new replacement teeth can last the rest of your life.

Are you ready to find out if permanent dentures are right for you? The professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah specialize in tooth restoration. Our knowledgeable team can offer expert advice on your options for replacing your missing teeth. Contact one of our three convenient Salt Lake City area offices — located in Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan and Tooele — to schedule a consultation to learn more about fixed dentures.

For Teeth-in-a-Day Implants, Jawbone Health Is a Must

Have you seen the ads for teeth-in-a-day implants? This procedure can restore your smile in just one day.

Experienced oral surgeons can extract damaged teeth and place dental implants with temporary crowns during the same office visit. A month later, you return for permanent crowns, and your tooth restoration is complete.

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To get teeth-in-a-day implants, you need good jawbone health. But dental implant surgery can also work if you have bone loss.

Why Does Jawbone Health Matter?

Teeth-in-a-day implants need a solid foundation of bone support in the jaw in order to be stable and secure.

Jawbone health is essential for same-day dental implant surgery — without enough bone, the jaw is too weak to support the replacement tooth roots. The titanium implant posts cannot properly fuse to the bone, so their bond isn’t as strong as it needs to be for tooth function.

As a result, implants that are placed without consideration of bone density and health are much more likely to fail.

What if You Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?

If X-rays determine you have significant bone loss in the jaw, does that mean you can’t get dental implant surgery?

No, but it does mean you won’t be able to have a same-day restoration. You’ll need to restore your bone density and strength before having dental implants placed.

Fortunately, for most patients, jawbone health can be restored with a bone graft. Through this simple, in-office procedure, extra bone tissue is transplanted to the empty tooth socket area. The graft forms a sort of scaffold, setting the stage for new bone cells to grow.

After the area has healed and the grafted tissue has fully fused with the jawbone, the dental implant surgery can proceed.

Are You a Candidate for Teeth-in-a-Day Implants?

Are you healthy enough for a routine dental procedure, like a filling or tooth extraction? If so, you should be able to get dental implant surgery. Age is not a factor, and even chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis don’t stop most people from getting dental implants.

As for teeth-in-a-day dental restorations, you must have adequate jawbone health to get same-day replacement teeth.

But bone loss in the jaw just adds one extra step to your dental implant treatment plan. You may not be able to get the tooth restoration in a single day, but the end result will be the same — a strong, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

The professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah are tooth restoration experts, specializing in dental implants and related oral surgery procedures. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office today to schedule a jawbone health evaluation and find out if teeth-in-a-day implants are right for you.

Implant-Supported Dentures Give Patients a New Reason to Smile

Implant-supported dentures could be the perfect solution for restoring your smile, if you’re missing an entire row (or two) of teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Traditional dentures have long been the go-to choice for a full set of replacement teeth. And until recently, they were the only available option. But now when it comes to dentures, many oral surgeons and dental health care professionals prefer the implant-supported approach.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

Dental implant surgery is often thought of as a procedure for replacing just one missing tooth. And in fact, many patients who get implants only have a single gap in their smiles.

But dental implants can also support partial and complete dentures.

The implant surgery procedure for dentures is similar to that for a single tooth replacement. Titanium, screw-like rods are inserted into the jawbone. Once the rods have fused with the bone — a process called osseointegration — an abutment, or connector, is added to hold the custom-made denture framework.

Only four titanium rods are needed to support the entire dental arch. For that reason, denture implants are sometimes referred to as all-on-four implants.

What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures?

Traditional dentures rely on adhesive for stability. But adhesive isn’t all that effective —denture-wearers often complain about their replacement teeth shifting, slipping and coming loose when they speak or eat. For many, the movement creates sore and tender spots on the gums.

With denture implants, those issues disappear. In fact, because the implants are firmly anchored in the jawbone, the dentures fit, feel and function like natural teeth. And because of their stability, dentures anchored with implants allow patients to eat all their favorite foods — with traditional dentures, many foods are off the table.

Denture implants also offer another impressive benefit — they help prevent bone degeneration in the jaw. The titanium rods act as replacement tooth roots, providing the necessary stimulation for bone cell growth.

Are You a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

Generally speaking, if you’re healthy enough for a routine dental procedure such as a filling or tooth extraction, you may be a candidate for denture implant surgery. But keep in mind that some chronic medical conditions and other factors like tobacco use can affect the healing process. You’ll need to consult with an oral surgeon to find out if denture implants are right for you.

Also, if X-rays show significant jawbone degeneration — a common issue for people with multiple missing teeth — you’ll probably need a bone graft prior to having denture implant surgery.

If you’re ready to learn more, the professional team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah specializes in tooth replacement and can offer expert advice on your smile restoration options. Contact one of our three convenient Salt Lake City offices for a consultation to discuss implant-supported dentures today.

Oral Cancer Prevention: 8 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

If you aren’t practicing oral cancer prevention, now’s the time to start.

When Ben Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he could have been talking about oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The disease is treatable when caught early enough, but unfortunately, many cases aren’t discovered until the later stages when the cancer has progressed. At this point, treatment is much more difficult.

oral cancer prevention

Prevention is definitely the best medicine. How can you reduce your risk of developing oral cancer?

No. 1: Brush and Floss Regularly

If you don’t brush and floss routinely, gum disease and tooth decay can set in. An unhealthy mouth can compromise your immune system, which can affect your ability to fight off oral cancer.

No. 2: Don’t Use Tobacco Products

Smoking has been linked to many different types of cancer, including that of the head, neck and oral cavity. Chewing tobacco isn’t safe, either. To greatly reduce your chance of developing oral or oropharyngeal cancer, stay away from tobacco in any form.

No. 3: Drink Alcohol in Moderation

Alcohol is known to be a big risk factor for oral and oropharyngeal cancer, particularly when used along with tobacco. If you drink, limit your alcohol consumption. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), heavy drinking — consuming 3.5 or more drinks per day — can increase the risk of certain head and neck cancers by two to three times.

No. 4: Eat a Healthy Diet

Research has not yet revealed a magic food or dietary component that definitively works for oral cancer prevention. Black raspberries, green tea and several other ingredients seem promising, but scientists aren’t certain if any will end up as part of a future anti-cancer treatment. But a healthy diet has been associated with a reduced cancer risk.

No. 5: Exercise Regularly

An active lifestyle can strengthen your immune system, which may help with oral cancer prevention. For the biggest benefit, the NCI says to aim for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity. And exercise throughout the week — not in one long burst.

No. 6: Protect Yourself from Sun Exposure

Repeated exposure to the sun can increase the likelihood of cancer in the lips. You might be religious about applying sunscreen, but if you’re like many people, you may forget the lips. Stay out of the midday sun, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and apply a lip balm with an SPF 30 or higher before heading outside.

No. 7: Conduct Monthly Self-Exams

When’s the last time you did a self-exam for oral cancer? Self-checks should be done monthly — add the task to your calendar so that it doesn’t slip your mind. Not sure what to look for? Ask your oral surgeon to demonstrate the process the next time you’re in for an appointment.

No. 8: Have Regular Professional Screenings

Our final oral cancer prevention tip is to make an appointment for a professional screening today. Regular expert screenings with an oral surgeon can detect early warning signs, giving you your best chance at successful treatment.

If you live in the Salt Lake City area, the professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah can provide you with an expert assessment. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office to discuss oral cancer prevention and treatment today.

For a Facial Injury, You Might Need Oral Surgery

Whenever you suffer a facial injury, there’s a chance you could require oral surgery.

If you’re involved in a car accident, get hit in the face or suffer a bad fall or some other sort of facial trauma, prompt attention from an oral surgeon is a must. Treatment will depend on the nature of your injuries, but without a professional evaluation, it’s impossible to guess whether you’ll need surgery.

For a Facial Injury, You Might Need Oral Surgery

What Types of Facial Injuries Require Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is often required for injuries that involve facial fractures. Broken bones in the lower or upper jaw, nose, cheekbones or eye sockets — or a combination of fractures in those areas — usually need surgical treatment to restore the ability to breathe, eat, speak or see.

Facial trauma can also frequently result in tooth loss. Missing teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Tooth replacement restores a beautiful smile, but it can also help prevent jawbone degeneration, tooth misalignment and other serious oral health issues. For a facial injury with tooth loss, oral surgery is often recommended.

What if Your Facial Injury Seems Minor?

Sometimes scrapes, bruises and cuts can be safely treated at home, without seeing an oral surgeon.

However, even if an injury seems minor, the damage may not be limited to the superficial soft tissues of the face. An accident or trauma can cause unseen issues with the teeth, jaw, glands and nerves.

If that’s the case, oral surgery may be necessary to prevent long-term problems and complications. Rather than taking a chance on future oral health issues, it’s always a good idea to have any facial injury professionally checked.

How Does Oral Surgery Help a Facial Injury?

With fractures in other parts of the body, treatment usually involves a cast. But the facial bones can’t be stabilized with a cast. So how does an oral surgeon treat fractures in the face?

A range of techniques can be used, depending upon the extent of the facial injuries. Treatment may involve wiring of the jaw or securing the bones with small plates and screws. Bone grafting may also be required. The surgical plan is based on the location and severity of the fracture.

For facial trauma that results in tooth loss, dental implant surgery is usually the preferred treatment. Dental implants fit, feel and function just like natural teeth, and their placement in the jaw works to stop bone degeneration. Other tooth replacement options — including bridges and partial removable dentures — can restore the smile, but don’t offer the same oral health benefits.

Dr. Partridge and Dr. Maxfield of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah have the training, certification and experience to successfully diagnose and treat all types of facial trauma. Contact one of our three convenient Salt Lake City area offices for an oral surgery consultation anytime you’re in northern Utah and suffer a facial injury.

3 Reasons Dental Implants Are a Practical Investment

Did you know that dental implants are often considered the most cost-effective tooth replacement option?

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Many patients view dental implant surgery as an expensive convenience — not as a practical investment in the future of their oral health. But while tooth implants may come with a higher upfront cost, they are the more economical choice in the long-term.

No. 1: Dental Implants Help Preserve Oral Health

Oral surgeons have to cut healthy teeth down to a smaller size to anchor a fixed bridge. Shaving away the protective enamel leaves patients with an increased risk of tooth decay and infection.

Removable partial dentures have the same problem. What’s more, any non-permanent tooth replacement can rub up against the neighboring teeth, causing further damage over time.

But dental implant surgery doesn’t affect the other teeth in any way — implants are designed to be a perfect fit for the space left by missing teeth. Implant surgery helps preserve oral health.

No. 2: Dental Implants Help Prevent Bone Loss

When your teeth are missing, you’re at risk for jawbone atrophy. Without the natural tooth roots to stimulate bone growth, the jawbone begins to shrink. Bone loss in the jaw can lead to problems with the remaining teeth — they may become loose or misaligned, changing your bite.

Dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone to act as replacement tooth roots. As a result, implant surgery helps prevent future bone loss.

Bridges and removable partial dentures sit on top of the gums. So unlike implants, these tooth replacement options do nothing to prevent bone loss in the jaw.

No. 3: Dental Implants Require No Special Care

Tooth implants can last a lifetime. What do you have to do to keep them in good shape? Just keep up your regular brushing and flossing, and see your oral surgeon on a regular basis. That’s it — no special treatment required.

Plus, tooth implants almost never need to be replaced. When placed by a specialist or experienced oral surgeon, implants are a permanent success for up to 98 percent of patients.

On the other hand, bridges and dentures typically require extra care and attention. And more important, because of ongoing bone loss in the jaw, these tooth restorations often need to be adjusted or replaced every few years.

With a bridge or partial removable denture, future tooth decay, gum disease and jawbone atrophy can add up to serious dental bills. Every time you need an adjustment or replacement, it will cost more money. Go with dental implants instead, and you’ll avoid those costs.

The oral surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, serving the greater Salt Lake City area, are experts in the field of tooth restoration and can explain all of your options. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office today to find out if dental implants are right for you.

What’s Causing Your Tooth Pain?

Do you have tooth pain?

For relief from ongoing tooth pain, you’ll need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. In fact, a professional oral health examination may be the only way to determine the source of your problem and the appropriate course of treatment to eliminate your toothache.

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Tooth pain can be caused by a number of dental and oral issues.

Tooth Pain with Hot or Cold Foods

Are your teeth extra sensitive to hot or cold foods?

If the sensitivity goes away quickly, you may not have a serious oral health issue. However, if tooth pain persists, you might have significantly worn enamel, tooth decay, tooth erosion or receding gums.

Switching to an extra-soft toothbrush and toothpaste made for sensitive teeth might help, but those measures won’t solve a serious toothache problem.

Tooth Pain when Biting or Chewing

Do you feel sudden, sharp tooth pain when biting down or chewing?

If so, you likely have a cracked or broken tooth. If the crack reaches the root, the pain can be severe. A sharp toothache can also be caused by decay and damage to the pulp inside the tooth.

Tooth Pain at the Rear of the Mouth

Is your tooth pain behind the molars? Are your gums at the back of your mouth tender and swollen?

If so, your wisdom teeth are probably to blame. When they begin to poke through the gums, teething can cause discomfort. Or if your wisdom teeth are impacted, they can’t emerge properly. In that case, toothache pain can spread into the jaw.

Throbbing Tooth Pain

Do you have a tooth that throbs?

A severe, throbbing toothache could be the result of a dental abscess. An abscess is a pocket of infection within the tooth root or the adjacent gums. Abscesses can develop as a result of an untreated dental cavity, cracked tooth, severe decay or gum disease.

Aching Tooth Pain

Do you feel dull toothache pain and pressure in your teeth and jaw?

If so, you might be grinding or clenching your teeth at night. Also known as bruxism, this oral habit can wear down tooth enamel, not only causing a toothache, but also leading to cracked or broken teeth.

Anxiety, stress and tension increase your risk of suffering this type of toothache pain, but the exact cause of bruxism isn’t scientifically understood.

Tooth Pain with a Sore Jaw

Is your toothache pain accompanied by soreness in the jaw joint? Do you feel discomfort when you open and close your mouth?

If so, you might be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a condition that may be caused by trauma or damage to the jaw joint cartilage or muscles, although researchers aren’t sure of the exact cause. Aside from toothache and jaw discomfort, TMJ can also result in headaches, earaches and pain in the sinuses, cheeks and neck.

If you have tooth pain and you live in the greater Salt Lake City area, visit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah for expert treatment and relief from your discomfort. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office to schedule a toothache consultation today.

3 Common Reasons for Corrective Jaw Surgery

The prospect of corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, can make some patients nervous.

Fortunately, jaw surgery is much less of an ordeal than most patients expect, thanks to anesthesia and post-operative pain management. And since surgical treatment can be life-changing for many, the procedure is certainly worthwhile.

Common Reasons for Corrective Jaw Surgery

What can orthognathic surgery do for you?

No. 1: Restoring Jaw Function

A misaligned jaw, or malocclusion, can make it difficult to bite and chew foods. For some patients, speaking and breathing are affected too.

Braces can straighten the teeth, but in many cases, orthodontic treatment alone isn’t enough to restore jaw function. Corrective jaw surgery, performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, addresses dental and skeletal irregularities to make is easier to eat, speak and breathe.

No. 2: Improving Facial Appearance

Patients with jaw and tooth misalignment often have an unbalanced facial appearance. An underbite, overbite or open bite can detract from the beauty of anyone’s smile. Congenital deformities and facial trauma can also create an asymmetrical look.

Repositioning the jaw through orthognathic surgery is often the answer to correcting aesthetic issues. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can correct the malocclusion to dramatically improve the facial appearance.

No. 3: Relieving Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

When the jaw isn’t in alignment, it doesn’t move properly. As a result, the muscles and tendons surrounding the jaws are put under extra stress. Over time, the added strain can lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

Jaw surgery is not usually recommended as a first course of action for TJM disorder. However, for patients who have exhausted their options for conservative treatment, orthognathic surgery can be highly effective at relieving pain and other TMJ symptoms.

Should You Consider Corrective Jaw Surgery?

If your jaw misalignment has created functional problems, an off-balance facial appearance, or if you suffer from TMJ disorder, orthognathic surgery could be the right solution for you.

However, to know for sure, you’ll need to consult with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If your teeth need to be repositioned with braces, you may be advised to consult with an orthodontist too. The two professionals can collaborate closely to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Keep in mind that major orthognathic surgery may require a long-term commitment. If you need orthodontics before and after the procedure, the entire treatment plan may take months or even years to complete.

However, patients say the life-changing results are worth going through jaw surgery.

Are you ready to learn whether orthognathic treatment is right for you? Schedule a consultation with the experienced professionals at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can recommend the least invasive path to resolving your jaw misalignment issues. Contact one of our three convenient Salt Lake City area offices to discuss treatment through corrective jaw surgery today.

Could Gum Disease Increase Your Cancer Risk?

Gum disease has been long linked to a variety of serious health issues, including heart disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, bone loss in the jaw and diabetic complications.

Could Gum Disease Increase Your Cancer Risk

Now you can add cancer to that alarming list. Studies show that patients with periodontitis are at greater risk of developing certain types of cancer than those with healthy gums and teeth.

Research Links Gum Disease to Cancer Risk in Women

A recent study tracked the health of nearly 66,000 postmenopausal women age 54 to 86. The participants reported whether they were affected by periodontal disease at the start of the research period, then cancer outcomes were considered after a maximum period of 15 years.

The findings? At the average follow-up period of just over eight years, 7,149 cancers were diagnosed. Altogether, women with a history of periodontitis were about 14 percent more likely to get cancer than women without periodontal disease.

The risk for esophageal cancer was found to be the greatest — women with periodontitis were more than three times as likely to develop this form of carcinoma. Gallbladder cancer was next, twice as common with periodontal disease. Lung, skin and breast cancers were also more prevalent — their risks increased by 31 percent, 23 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

Study Shows Link Between Gum Disease and Cancer in Men

Before the women’s study was completed, similar research associated periodontitis with an increased cancer risk in men.

A health tracking study of more than 48,000 men between the ages of 40 and 75 revealed that overall, those with a history of periodontal disease were roughly 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than men with healthy gums.

Pancreatic cancer had the highest level of incidence — men with periodontitis were found to be 54 percent more likely to get this type of cancer. Kidney cancer was next, at a 49 percent greater chance, followed by blood cancer at 30 percent.

Can You Prevent Gum Disease?

According to the CDC, more than 47 percent of adults over age 30 have periodontitis. With older adults, the number is even higher — more than 70 percent of adults 65 and older have gum disease.

Fortunately, solid oral hygiene habits, regular oral health evaluations and routine professional cleanings are often enough to prevent periodontal disease. Eating a balanced diet and refraining from smoking can also help stop periodontitis.

To lower your risk of developing cancer, visit your oral surgeon for a professional check of your gum health. The experienced team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah have the skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat periodontitis. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office to schedule a gum disease consultation today.

4 Common Oral Surgery Myths Busted

Few patients look forward to oral surgery. In fact, thanks to all the common misconceptions about head, neck, face and jaw surgery, many people even fear or put off getting treatment.

Common Oral Surgery Myths

At Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, we’ve found that patients are often influenced by misinformation. To address this, we are debunking four of the most common myths about oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Myth No. 1: Oral Surgery Is Painful

Oral and maxillofacial surgery have long been associated with pain. And, yes, in the distant past, procedures were not pain-free.

However, surgical techniques have been perfected over the years and are now as painless as possible. Plus, these procedures are always performed under anesthesia, so patients feel no discomfort during the procedure. These days, surgery relieves pain — it’s not the cause.

Myth No. 2: Oral Surgery Anesthesia Is Risky

Some patients are worried about the safety of anesthesia. However, research has proven that anesthesia and sedation are safe when administered by oral surgeons who have completed formal training in anesthesiology.

Here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, Dr. Partridge and Dr. Maxfield are both trained in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation administration. So our patients trust us to provide safe and effective treatment.

Myth No. 3: Oral Surgery Recovery Is a Long, Hard Road

One of the most persistent myths about surgical treatment concerns the recovery period. For whatever reason, many people think that they’ll be out of work (and in pain) for weeks after their procedure.

The truth? While complex surgical procedures do have longer healing times, in most cases, recovery takes just a few days. And when patients follow the post-operative instructions, discomfort is usually minimal.

Myth No. 4: Oral Surgery Costs a Small Fortune

Many surgical procedures aren’t as expensive as patients expect. And patients are often pleasantly surprised to learn that some medically necessary treatments are partially or even fully covered by their dental insurance.

When it comes to handling out-of-pocket costs, some surgical offices — including Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah — offer affordable monthly payment plans to put treatment in anyone’s financial reach.

And preventive care can save you money in the long run. Left untreated, tooth, gum and jaw problems often get worse — and therefore, more expensive to correct.

If you are still worried about getting surgical treatment, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah can answer all your questions. Our professional team is committed to providing the highest level of care to every patient, and we look forward to addressing your concerns about oral and maxillofacial procedures. Contact our Cottonwood Heights, South Jordan or Tooele office to schedule an oral surgery consultation today.