Oral Surgery

Get Relief With Surgery Procedures

  • Distract yourself with TV during your procedure
  • Remove teeth that are causing you pain
  • Relax during your procedure with dental sedation

Keep Your Dental Health Intact With Oral Surgery in Fort Smith

Saving damaged teeth with restorative dentistry is a big part of our practice. Yet there are many reasons teeth may need to be removed. With oral surgery in Fort Smith, we make extractions as easy and comfortable as possible. You’ll appreciate:

  • Dentists who can perform most extractions, though we may refer you to a specialist for impacted wisdom teeth
  • Advanced technology like digital X-rays to help us plan your treatment
  • A choice of two kinds of relaxing dental sedation to keep you calm throughout your procedure
  • TVs in every care room for an entertaining diversion

If you think you may need an extraction, call us today at 479-668-3109.

Preserve Your Smile With a Tooth Extraction

While it’s possible to save many teeth, sometimes the best option is to remove them. Here are some situations where we may recommend tooth removal:

  • Wisdom Teeth – These third molars may be painful and negatively impact your nearby teeth. They can also make you more prone to decay and gum disease.
  • Dental Restorations – It may be necessary to remove some teeth to make room for dentures or other dental restorations.
  • Extreme Damage – In many cases teeth can be saved – but not always. For example, if a crack in a tooth extends below your gumline, it will need to be removed.

No matter why teeth are extracted, we’ll make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. That includes offering you a choice of two kinds of sedation: laughing gas or an oral sedative.

Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth With Dental Implant Options

We recommend replacing teeth as soon as possible following an extraction. To avoid the bone loss that typically occurs when you lose teeth, you’ll want to choose dental implants. You can get your treatment from Dr. Bill Ligon, a highly experienced implant dentist. Your implant options include:

  • Single-Implant Crown – Replace one tooth with an implant restored with a dental crown.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge – Fill a gap left by multiple teeth with a bridge anchored by dental implants.
  • Implant Dentures – There are several ways to attach dentures and fixed arches of teeth to implants, including an All-on-4® procedure.

If you’d rather not get implants, you can choose a conventional bridge or dentures.

Call 479-668-3109 to schedule your procedure. You can also schedule an appointment online. Feel better about your health and your smile with comfortable oral surgery in Fort Smith.

Common Questions About Oral Surgery
When would I need oral surgery?

Some of the most common reasons you may need oral surgery are removing a tooth that is too damaged to save, extracting wisdom teeth that are painful or causing dental problems, removing teeth for dentures or other restorations, like dental implants, or making room for orthodontic treatment.

When is oral surgery covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans pay for at least a portion of oral surgery. So you know what to expect beforehand, we recommend checking with your individual plan to find out what is and isn’t covered. To help with your portion of the cost, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit, which has attractive rates and payment options.

When can I exercise after oral surgery?

For a healthy recovery, it’s best to ease slowly into exercise. You’ll want to avoid sports, workouts, and most other physical activity for the first 24 hours. Doing too much too soon can impede healing. For example, it can interfere with blood clotting. We recommend taking it easy for at least a few days.