Keep Your Smile in Good Shape With Oral Surgery in Stone Mountain

Regular checkups at Blankenship Family Dentistry are a great way to help prevent disease and keep you smiling boldly. However, sometimes oral surgery in Stone Mountain becomes necessary to restore health to your mouth. At our office, Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Jordan use surgical procedures to:

  • Eliminate dental pain so you feel better soon
  • Prevent overall health problems
  • Help catch early signs of oral cancer
  • Improve the look of your smile
  • Help you feel more confident when talking with others

If desired, oral conscious sedation is available for any of our procedures. Your dentist will prescribe a small pill for you to take ahead of your appointment to help calm your anxious nerves. Under Dr. Jordan’s care, patients with special needs can also be put to sleep in a hospital OR.

Give our office a call today to schedule your appointment: 770-766-8995. Let us help keep you healthy! We are located at 1505 Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road, Suite 130 – just off the Stone Mountain Freeway.

Improve Your Dental Health With Oral Surgical Procedures

We have several surgical procedures we use to help our patients stay healthy and smiling. These include:

  • Brush Biopsies – Using this leading-edge technology, we collect a small tissue sample from your mouth quickly and painlessly to determine whether unusual white or red spots are cancerous or harmless. Early detection of oral cancer significantly improves the success of treatment.
  • Tooth Removal – We always work to save your damaged or diseased tooth if we can. Sometimes, however, a tooth needs to be removed to prevent further problems. We’ll do it gently and comfortably.
  • Bone Grafts – After a tooth is extracted, we sometimes find that a patient’s jawbone is not dense enough or strong enough to support a dental implant. In that situation, we can perform a bone graft by inserting a special material that helps your jaw build new bone cells. After a period of healing and growth, the jawbone will be ready for implants.

Call us today at 770-766-8995 to schedule a consultation for your oral surgery in Stone Mountain. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Oral Surgery

When would I need oral surgery?

There are several circumstances that might require oral surgery. If you or your loved one has a badly damaged or diseased tooth, it may need removal. Other procedures like bone grafts prepare for treatments such as dental implants.

When is oral surgery covered by insurance?

Your insurance plan may cover part of your oral surgery. Our team will gladly work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits and reduce your contribution to your care. You may also want to check with your carrier to see what they will and won’t cover so there aren’t any surprises when it comes time to pay the bill.

When can I exercise after oral surgery?

You should not exercise at all for the first 24 hours after your surgery. Doing so could cause problems that prolong your healing. For example, strenuous exercise can loosen the blood clot on an extraction site and cause a painful condition known as dry socket. After the first day, limit your exercise to low-impact activities for several more days.