At Knoxville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we can help patients maintain their oral health through advanced procedures, using the latest techniques and technology. Oral surgery is often necessary for conditions such as advanced decay or impacted teeth. Surgical procedures may also be recommended when non-surgical treatments are not sufficient for issues such as sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. While many patients may be apprehensive about undergoing surgery, these procedures can be safe, effective, and even virtually painless when provided by an experienced professional. Drs. Turner P. Emery and Michael D. Wooten have dedicated their careers to providing the highest level of care at our on-site surgery facility in Knoxville, TN.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center
Some practices do not have their own surgical facilities and must perform their treatments in a hospital. Unfortunately, this system can become highly expensive and inconvenient, and can expose patients to more risks such as infection. By performing your procedure at our surgical center, we are able to ensure that every aspect of your care is held to our high standards. Our facility is equipped with advanced tools, technology, and sedation to ensure that our surgeons can effectively complete every stage of your treatment.
Oral Surgery Procedures We Provide
Our surgeons can perform versatile procedures to meet our patients' unique needs.
Dental implants can be paired with crowns, dental bridges, or dentures to replace missing teeth. These titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone to create a stable foundation for lifelike, durable restorations and create a complete smile with full form and function.
Our facility is equipped with advanced tools and technology to ensure that our surgeons can effectively complete every stage of your treatment.
Severely decayed or damaged teeth are highly susceptible to infection and can often cause patients exceptional pain. Impacted teeth can also lead to serious health concerns that make extraction vital for your health. Tooth extractions may also be necessary to prevent overcrowding or prepare for orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Often, wisdom teeth can cause issues when they are impacted or develop at the wrong angle. These occurrences can not only be painful but can also affect the surrounding teeth and cause significant damage. We can provide relief with gentle wisdom tooth removal to protect your oral health.
We conduct both soft and hard tissue biopsies of concerns such as lesions, cysts, tumors, and cancers. We will send these samples to a trusted board-certified pathologist for evaluation.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
If traditional TMJ treatment options have not been effective, our doctors can provide surgical solutions including arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, condylotomy, open arthroplasty, and total joint replacement.
Patients without sufficient bone tissue to support dental implants may be candidates for a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure. These procedures add tissue to the jawbone in an effort to create a substantial foundation to secure implant posts.
This procedure can use your own soft tissues to protect exposed tooth roots or thicken the soft tissue surrounding dental implants. We do not provide gum grafting for cosmetic purposes.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and palate can be a complex congenital defect. The complexity of these defects mandates a multi-specialty approach. Dr. Emery is a founding member of the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Team which has treated well over 500 children with these defects. This team includes the specialties of oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, orthodontics, plastic surgery, speech therapy, audiology, social work, nutrition, and general nursing.
Following facial trauma, reconstructive surgery can rebuild areas of the jaw, mouth, or face. Our team can reconstruct the bones, tissues, and muscles in your face to restore function to your mouth and jaw, as well as create a natural-looking appearance.
Reliable, High-Quality Care
Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can provide the surgical care you need to maintain your health. Our surgeons are committed to helping you achieve your goals and will always serve your best interest. If you would like to learn more about our oral surgery services, call us at (865) 240-2977 or contact us online.