Kevin M. Patterson, DDS, MD | M. Juliana DiPasquale, DMD

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Compassionate care from doctors who are highly skilled and specifically trained to treat your oral and maxillofacial surgery needs.

The surgeons at Denver Metro OMS are specialists who have completed years of training in both dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. With such expertise, you can be confident knowing you are being treated by a professional, who not only cares about your oral health, but also your overall well-being.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can provide patients a solution to missing teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, you can eat virtually everything and maintain a healthy-looking smile.

Dental implants are made of titanium and are designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. They can be restored with a crown or bridge to replace one or multiple teeth, and can also be used as attachments for crowns or dentures.

Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems.

Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)

Orthognathic surgery is needed when the upper and lower jaw does not meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves your facial appearance, but also ensures that your teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Oral Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is exactly what its name suggests. The substance is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood (thousands) and the large amount of blood needed (one unit) to produce a suitable quantity of platelets. New technology permits the doctor to harvest and produce a sufficient quantity of platelets from only 20-55 cc of blood drawn from the patient while they are having outpatient surgery.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth or molar teeth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your Third Molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”

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Drs. Patterson and DiPasquale, along with each member of our staff, are committed to providing compassionate care so that you feel at home in our office. We welcome you to ask any questions you have regarding oral surgery and your overall oral health so that you can leave our office with confidence.

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