Treat Difficult Issues
Oral Surgeries in Brentwood
The thought of getting oral surgery may seem intimidating, but at The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we do our best to keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Will has extensive experience with extracting damaged teeth, placing dental implants, and bone grafting. If you need oral surgery in Brentwood, we can help you get the care you need. We also offer sedation dentistry to ensure that you stay calm and pain-free, even if you’re anxious about your upcoming appointment. Contact us now to get started!
What Sets Us Apart?
Advanced Technology & Expert Dentists
At The Burkitt Center, we are a modern, patient-focused practice, and we are dedicated to creating a quality dental experience for everyone who walks into our door. Whether you need a quick oral exam or a complex oral surgery, we treat you with the kindness, respect, and care you deserve.
Our modern operating rooms are equipped with the latest modern dental technology, allowing Dr. Burkitt and our dental team to create customized surgical plans for better results. You can trust us to provide excellent care.
Our team is experienced and has years of experience in oral surgery, too. Dr. Will Jones has been trained in oral surgery and sedation at The Foundry AEGD, and has years of experience in oral surgery.
In addition, Dr. Jeffrey A. Riggs is a fully-qualified oral surgeon, and is a fellow on the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as a member of the Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Whether you need a minor oral surgery such as a tooth extraction, or you require more complex procedures like bone grafting or dental implant placement, our team is always here to help. With our years of expertise, advanced technology, and stellar track record, you can trust The Burkitt Center to guide you through the process, and keep you as comfortable as possible while you get the oral surgery you need in Brentwood.
How We Make You Comfortable
Sedation, Our Patient Support Dog & More
We understand that oral surgery can be intimidating and scary, which is why at The Burkitt Center, we do our best to keep you feeling comfortable before and during your appointment. Our spacious waiting area is calming and soothing, and you can ease your anxieties by playing with Bodie, our patient support dog! Bodie is a friendly pup who always likes to make new friends, and is here to help you relax before your appointment.
During your appointment, Dr. Jones and our team will use the latest dental anesthetic and numbing agents to fully numb your mouth, and ensure you feel absolutely no pain or discomfort throughout your treatment.
We also offer a full suite of sedation services, including nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas), pill-based oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation for a deep level of sedation during your procedure. Laughing gas is a good option for those who have mild dental anxiety, while IV sedation and pill-based sedation provide a deeper level of sedation, and may be a good choice for those who are more nervous about their oral surgery.
In addition to this, we also have TVs in every operating room so that you can watch TV and distract yourself from your procedure, ensuring your comfort as Dr. Jones and our team operate on your mouth and provide you with the dental care you need.
Improve Your Smile Permanently
Dental Implant Placements
If you are interested in restoring your smile permanently, dental implants offer permanence and a natural-looking replacement. These small titanium implants are designed to function as an artificial tooth root, and they are implanted directly into your jaw and gums. They bond permanently with your surrounding gum tissue during a process called osseointegration, which allows them to support a restoration such as a dental crown or an implant-supported denture.
At The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we specialize in dental implant placements and do our best to ensure your procedure is straightforward and pain-free. We know the process can seem intimidating, but you won’t feel a thing during the procedure, and recovery is quick so you can get back to your day-to-day life with a stronger, healthier smile.
Restore Your Jaw Bone
Bone grafting is often required if you want a dental implant, but your jaw is weak due to tooth loss. Once you lose a tooth, the jaw bone underneath the lost tooth will no longer be stimulated, and it will begin to weaken and deteriorate. Bone grafting uses animal, human, or synthetic bone to strengthen your jaw bone. An opening is made in your gums and jaw, and bone material is packed into the area that needs to be strengthened. The area will be sutured shut and it will begin the healing process. Over a period of several months, your natural bone will start to grow around the bone graft, restoring the natural strength of your jaw bone, and allowing for the placement of a dental implant. Once the implant is placed, it will function as an artificial tooth root to prevent future bone loss. Implant transmit force from biting, chewing, and smiling onto the underlying jaw bone, stimulating it and ensuring that your jaw remains strong and healthy for years to come.
Remove Troublesome Teeth
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are impacted (not fully erupted from the gums), it may not be possible to remove them using the basic extraction process, indicating that a surgical extraction may be required. This procedure consists of making an incision into the gumline, cutting the tooth into pieces, and removing them through this opening.
We offer multiple sedation options and use the latest surgical techniques to maximize patient comfort and minimize invasiveness while extracting impacted wisdom teeth.
Candidates for Oral Surgeries
If you have been struggling with dental issues or have been feeling self-conscious about missing teeth, we can help. After a consultation with Dr. Jones, we will be able to determine what treatment might be best suited for you and your needs. If you’re in Brentwood, stop by The Burkitt Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at 6716 Nolensville Road, Suite 120, Brentwood, TN 37027. Or, call us at (615) 941-3368 to get started today!