Oral Surgery in Nashville, TN
We provide a full scope of services from bone grafting to dental implants. Dr. Adamiak uses a CBCT scanner and 3D imaging to evaluate and treat facial pain, TMJ, jaw pathology, and treatment plan dental implants.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and the last ones to erupt in your mouth. If wisdom teeth do not have enough space to erupt, they may become impacted or partially impacted. A few common reasons to have wisdom teeth extracted are decay, soft tissue infections, damage to adjacent teeth, cysts, and tumors of the jaw. They can also shift or move your existing teeth.
Dr. Adamiak will evaluate you to determine if he needs to remove your wisdom teeth or if you have adequate space to keep them. We enjoy taking the time to fully explain why this procedure is important and beneficial for you. But sometimes an extraction is not necessary, and we also tell you why that might be your case. At Green Hills Oral Surgery, we believe in honesty, and we always work with your best interests at heart.
The removal of wisdom teeth is performed right here at our office. It is a quick and pain-free procedure, which can be executed under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation. We will discuss all of your options at the time of your consultation. Dr. Adamiak and our team will address any concerns you might have, and together, we can establish realistic goals for your treatment.
Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, a jaw pack for ice packs, and gauze.
A tooth or multiple teeth may need to be extracted, if the tooth has been diagnosed as non-restorable due to excessive decay, has failed endodontic treatment, or has a root fracture. The extraction of one or more teeth may be necessary to eliminate overcrowding in the mouth. If a patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment, this may be recommended to give your teeth room to move and realign.
Dental implants are designed to mimic the natural design of teeth in form, function, and esthetics. Dental implants typically consist of three parts: the body of the implant (post), the abutment (the post your crown will sit on), and the crown. Implants can be placed at the time of extraction (immediate) or after. Dr. Adamiak will explain the process, timeline, and answer any questions or concerns you may have during your consultation.
Bone grafting techniques are designed to rebuild bone structure. Bone grafting can increase the height and width of the jawbone and can be used to fill in voids or defects in the bone. Deformities in the jawbone can be corrected, and restructuring of the bone can provide added support. Bone grafting can also be used to limit bone recession following a tooth extraction or periodontal disease.
The inside of your mouth is lined with a special type of mucosa that is smooth and pink in color. Any alteration in its appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly.
Maxillofacial injuries, also referred to as facial trauma, encompass any injury to the mouth, face, and jaw. Dr. Adamiak combines his vast experience and skillset with modern technology to provide you with the highest quality care.
TMJ disorders are problems associated with the jaw joint. If your symptoms consist of pain or a “clicking” sound, you will be relieved to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are essential.
We understand having a dental procedure can be a little intimidating. Rest assured, Dr. Adamiak will meet with you before your procedure to address all of your concerns. He will address any health conditions at the time of your consultation appointment and work with you to customize a treatment plan that suits you. If you still feel nervous, we offer several anesthesia options ranging from local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation.