Oral Surgery in New Berlin

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What Is Oral Surgery?

In dentistry, oral surgery typically refers to any treatment that involves altering your gums and jaw bone, such as tooth extractions, dental implants, bone grafts, and a wide variety of other treatments.

At Willow Dental, we offer comprehensive dentistry, and Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, and Andrea Emmerich are experts in a wide variety of complex oral surgeries. With our help, you can get the treatment you need in New Berlin under one roof, even if you have complex, oral health needs.

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The Oral Surgery Process

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At your first appointment, Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will fully assess your gums, teeth, and jaw, and determine which surgeries may be needed to restore your oral health.

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Before your surgery begins, your mouth will be numbed, and you can also be sedated with laughing gas or sedative pills for your comfort during your procedure.

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Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will use the latest dental tools, techniques, and technology to provide excellent care throughout your oral surgery.

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The healing process varies in length and intensity depending on your surgery. Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will give you a full set of instructions to follow as you heal and recover at home.

Bone Grafts

Bone grafts are needed if your jaw is too weak for a dental implant. In this procedure, an opening is made in the gums and jaw bone. Then, Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will place bone powder or granules into the area, then clean and suture the site closed. Over time, natural bone will grow around the graft, strengthening the tooth.

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Sinus Lifts

Sinus lifts are the same as bone grafts, but are done in the upper teeth. In this procedure, the sinus lining must be lifted away from the roots of the teeth, since it’s very close to the jaw bone and tooth roots. Then, bone material is used to fill up the treatment site and strengthen it for a dental implant, just like a bone graft.

Preparing For Dentures, Implants


Alveoloplasty, also known as “bone ridge smoothing,” is often needed after extractions and before the placement of a denture or implant. In this procedure, the sharp and bony ridges near the now-empty tooth sockets are smoothed down with special dental tools to ensure the tooth restoration fits properly.

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Tooth Extractions

If you have a tooth that’s been damaged by an oral injury or a chronic oral health problem like gum disease or tooth decay, tooth extraction may be necessary. However, we only recommend extraction if there is no other option. Saving your natural tooth is always a better option, when possible.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth grow into the mouth much later than our other teeth. Many people don’t have room for them, so they can cause damage to nearby teeth, a higher risk of oral infections, and other complications. If your wisdom teeth are not growing properly, they should be removed.

Basic Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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If your wisdom teeth have fully erupted, a basic extraction can be used. This involves numbing the area, then using special dental tools to quickly and easily loosen and pull the tooth.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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If your wisdom tooth is not fully emerged from the gum (impacted), a surgical extraction will be needed. In this procedure, Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will create an opening in the gums to access the tooth. The tooth will be cut into pieces, and extracted through this opening. Then, the opening will be cleaned and sutured shut.

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