Oral Surgery Specialist

South Indy Dental

William Johnson, DDS

General Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist located in INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Whether you have jaw alignment issues, impacted wisdom teeth, or an infected tooth that needs to be removed, William Johnson, DDS, and his team of oral surgery specialists at South Indy Dental in Indianapolis can repair your smile and help you recover. For more information on the surgical services available at South Indy Dental, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on surgical procedures of the mouth, jaw, teeth, and face. As surgical specialists, oral surgeons work with patients who are experiencing jaw pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), corrective jaw surgery, dental implant placements, and more.

What are the most common oral surgery procedures at South Indy Dental?

South Indy Dental offers several oral surgery procedures at their Indianapolis office, including:

Dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your tooth roots. They add much-needed stability if you have missing teeth. Implants hold your dental prosthetics securely in place, so they can’t shift when you chew, speak, or smile. You can opt for single implants with dental crowns, or a full mouth replacement with dentures. Dental implants give your prosthetic teeth the opportunity to function exactly like your natural teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 21, and for many, this can be problematic. Without enough room to grow properly, wisdom teeth can get stuck, or impacted, beneath your gums. This leads to tooth pain, gum pain, headaches, jaw pain, and more. To ensure these teeth don’t cause any further damage, Dr. Johnson and the South Indy Dental team can surgically remove them.

Jaw alignment issues

Jaw misalignment occurs when the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together comfortably. While an overbite, underbite, or crossbite can make you feel self-conscious about smiling, they also cause jaw pain that only worsens over time. Fortunately, Dr. Johnson and the South Indy Dental team can surgically correct your jaw alignment issues, so you can feel comfortable again.

Why should I choose South Indy Dental for my oral surgery?

What sets South Indy Dental apart from other practices is the team’s dedication to technological advancements in dentistry. Dr. Johnson has invested in radiosurgery technology, which is less invasive than traditional oral surgery. 

Radiosurgery uses high-frequency radio waves to stimulate coagulation throughout the cutting process, minimizing blood loss and promoting a smoother healing process. With smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time, you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible after your procedure. 

For innovative oral surgery care, call South Indy Dental or schedule and appointment online.