Procedures

The oral surgeons at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock have completed dental degrees and specialized residencies in oral and maxillofacial surgery. With years of training under their belts along with years of experience treating patients in this practice, they are more than qualified to perform the full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. From simple tooth extractions to more complex procedures, such as facial reconstruction, our oral surgeons can safely provide the treatment you need.

As part of our commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction, we make sure to provide all of our patients with as much information as possible about their procedure. We strive to take the time to get to know our patients and answer all their questions, and in addition, we explain each of the services we offer. The pages below each focus on one procedure or oral and facial condition and the treatments available. We strongly encourage you to review the pages below so you can get a good idea of what to expect and come to your appointment prepared.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement solution because they mimic the look, feel, and functionality of your natural teeth, from the root to the crown.

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WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to grow in, and they are notorious for causing pain and other oral health problems, so we recommend their removal early, before problems arise.

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FULL-ARCH RESTORATION

Patients with multiple missing or damaged teeth in the same arch can restore their smile and preserve their oral health and function with a full-arch restoration.

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TOOTH EXTRACTION

Finding a way to preserve a natural tooth that's been damaged due to an accident or decay is the highest priority, but if the tooth is beyond repair, an extraction is often the best solution.

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BONE GRAFTING

Bone grafting procedures are beneficial to patients who've experienced bone loss in their jaw due to missing teeth for an extended time, making them candidates to receive dental implants.

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IMPACTED CANINES

If a tooth is blocked or stuck and unable to erupt into the mouth naturally, a procedure called Expose and Bond can guide the tooth into position in the dental arch.

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JAW SURGERY

Corrective jaw surgery, also called orthognathic surgery, corrects issues such as jaw misalignment and sleep apnea when orthodontic and other nonsurgical treatments can't.

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STEM CELLS

Because wisdom teeth house stem cells in abundance, you can opt to harvest and bank them for future use in the medical treatment of serious illness or disease.

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FACIAL TRAUMA

Facial trauma ranges from severe lesions on the skin to broken or fractured bones, and we are expertly trained in reconstructive surgery to restore your facial aesthetics.

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ORAL PATHOLOGY

If you notice an abnormality in your mouth's lining, on your tongue, or in your jaw, you should seek an evaluation by an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.

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TMJ DISORDERS

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or popping in your jaw when opening your mouth to talk or eat, you may have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

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CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

A cleft lip or palate results when the sides of the face don't fully grow together during fetal development. Our oral surgeon can repair clefts through a series of surgeries.

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PRE-PROSTHETIC SURGERY

We may recommend pre-prosthetic surgery for patients with dentures that are uncomfortable or patients considering dentures as their tooth replacement solution.

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TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

To preserve your oral function and health, it is important to talk to an oral surgeon about your options for replacing missing or damaged teeth.

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