Oral Surgery in Covington, KY
In need of oral surgery? Applegate Dentistry has you covered, using top technologies to provide comprehensive treatment under one roof in Covington, KY. Our team offers decades of experience, and our approach is designed to deliver the most comfortable outcomes possible!
At Applegate Dentistry, our surgical procedures include:
Dental Implant Placement
For patients who are ready to replace one or more lost teeth, dental implants offer long-lasting and natural-looking results by using titanium posts implanted into the jawbone where luminous crowns can then be attached. Without dietary restrictions, slipping, or removal, dental implants are built to last for life. Dr. Applegate and his team can use dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, a few teeth, or a complete set!
Dental extractions can be performed in an emergency procedure after trauma or injury, or for prevention, like wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Applegate can perform a dental extraction for patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort or have an infection caused by a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be required, but simple extractions are also performed if the tooth appears above the gum line.
Before any extraction, Dr. Applegate will administer a dental exam and take digital a set of non-invasive x-rays to create your custom treatment plan.
Our dental team performs frenectomies for children who are experiencing dysfunction in the lips and tongues related to the frenum. A frenum, or frenulum, is a small piece of tissue that attaches either the upper lip to the gum tissue or the tongue to the floor of the mouth. In some children, the frenum may be attached too tightly, causing a "tongue-tie," pulling on the gums, impaired speech, problems with eating or drinking, and more.
A frenectomy is a non-invasive procedure involving our dentist making a small incision within the frenum to allow for greater movement of the lips and restore the function of the tongue. This simple procedure can be done right here in our Covington dental office, to produce instant results. The incision site usually heals in a few days with little to no discomfort!
Learn More About Oral Surgeries at Applegate Dentistry
If you're in need of gentle oral surgery in a modern, comforting environment, call Applegate Dentistry today. Our team has the experience and technology needed to provide a seamless surgical experience.