Oral Surgery Preserve Your Smile With Surgery
  • Stay relaxed during surgery with sedation
  • Join our membership plan for discounts on care
  • Relieve pain & maintain your oral health

Repair Your Dental Function With Oral Surgery in Powell

Experiencing dental pain or dysfunction doesn’t always require oral surgery in Powell. However, it’s sometimes the only way to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. When you need this type of procedure, you can trust the team at My Family Dentistry. We will:

  • Put a stop to your discomfort, so you can enjoy life again
  • Give you back your fully functional smile
  • Offer you sedation to ease your anxiety
  • Bring you one step closer to getting dental implants
  • Protect other healthy teeth from disease

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment. Join our Advantage Program for savings on dental care! Low monthly payments cover the cost of your cleanings and exams. Plus, you’ll enjoy savings on our other services.

Surgical Procedures Give You Back a Winning Smile

Getting oral surgery can feel stressful. That’s why we focus on making you comfortable throughout your entire visit. You can choose sedation through laughing gas or oral sedation to relieve your dental nerves. You can cozy up with a warm blanket. Plus, you can block out sounds and sights of our equipment by wearing headphones and watching TV.

You can also feel confident knowing we only recommend dental surgery when necessary. Dr. Mullins will thoroughly examine you and take digital scans and X-rays of your mouth. It helps him plan your procedure and determine the best path to restoring your smile. Depending on what he finds, he may recommend:

  • Tooth Removal – Our goal is to keep your tooth intact without extracting it. However, an extraction may be necessary if your tooth puts other healthy teeth at risk. We’ll gently remove it and discuss replacement options after the procedure.
  • Bone Grafts – A bone graft adds volume and density to your jawbone so it can support dental implants. It’s usually recommended for patients who have lived with missing teeth for years or have worn dentures for a long time.
  • Gum Grafts – We can perform a grafting procedure for patients with severe gum recession. It adds more volume to your gums and covers up your exposed tooth roots. This lessens dental sensitivity and makes it less likely you will lose teeth.

Call 865-685-9939 for oral surgery in Powell. You can also schedule online. It’s our goal you won’t have to visit an outside oral surgeon!

Common Questions About Oral Surgery

When would I need oral surgery?

There are many reasons you may need an oral surgery procedure. One of the most common is to remove teeth, whether you need to make room for dentures or another restoration or to avoid future dental problems. You may also need gum surgery to restore severely receding gums. If you are getting implants, you may need a procedure such as a graft to ensure your jaw is strong enough to support them.

Does oral surgery cause jaw pain?

Many people do feel soreness after oral surgery, but that fades as you recover. If anything, oral surgery is done to alleviate pain and long-term oral health problems. Our dental professionals will be happy to advise you on the best way to recover from your surgery so you can get back to feeling like yourself as soon as possible.

When can I exercise after oral surgery?

We recommend not exercising at all for the first 24 hours after oral surgery. Trying to do too much too soon can actually prolong healing. Vigorous exercise can loosen the blood clot on an extraction site and lead to a painful dry socket. For the next few days, you should limit activities to low-impact exercises as a precaution.