Dr. Patrick F. McEvoy provides a full spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures at his state-of-the-art Mountain View, CA, dental practice. This dental specialty is defined by the treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects in the oral cavity (mouth) and maxillofacial region (jaws and face). Patients who visit Dr. McEvoy for general dentistry and restorative procedures can enjoy the convenience of having any necessary surgery performed onsite, at one office. Dr. McEvoy was trained by world leaders in dental surgery, and he uses his vast experience along with the latest dental technology to ensure the best possible results for his patients. To learn more about the surgical procedures available at our practice, please contact us today.
Dental Implant Surgery
Unlike many other dentists offering dental implants, Dr. McEvoy performs all stages of the dental implant procedure, including the surgical placement of the implant posts and the subsequent restoration of the implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dr. McEvoy invests great care and attention into the all-important planning phase of implant dentistry in order to determine precisely where implants should be placed and at what angle to achieve an optimal bone-to-implant ratio. He also uses keyhole surgery methods to promote quicker healing, increase patient comfort, and reduce the overall time required to complete treatment.
Patients with insufficient jawbone density to support dental implants will have to undergo a bone grafting procedure prior to implant surgery. The procedure involves transplanting a piece of bone from another part of their jaw or body to the jaw. A synthetic or other type of bone substitute may also be used. Depending on the condition of the patient’s jaw, sometimes only a minor bone graft is required. A minor graft can be performed at the same time as implant surgery.
Also called sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, a sinus lift is similar to a bone graft. It involves augmenting the upper jaw to prevent implants from interfering with the sinuses. This can be necessary when the back upper teeth are missing and the sinus cavity becomes enlarged as a result of bone deterioration. Bone is added below the sinus to build up the area and allow one or more implants to be placed. Like bone grafting, sinus lift ensures that you will have a sturdy base for your dental restoration.
Patients usually have teeth removed due to disease or infection, trauma, crowding, or impaction. If you need to have a tooth pulled, your dental extraction experience will depend a lot upon the skill of your dentist. Using his expertise in dental surgery and the most advanced tools available, Dr. McEvoy performs tooth extractions with minimal trauma to the bone and surrounding tissue. Many patients comment on Dr. McEvoy’s extraordinarily gentle technique and sensitivity to his patient’s needs. A careful, precise tooth extraction means that your recovery will be quicker and more comfortable. If you have the tooth root of the extracted tooth replaced with a dental implant, it will also help preserve the bone.
Learn More about Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If you require oral or maxillofacial surgery in the Bay Area, Dr. McEvoy can provide you with professional, compassionate, and expert service. For further information, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. McEvoy today.