Common Teeth Issues and Emergencies

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Common Teeth Issues and Emergencies

Even with excellent dental hygiene sometimes teeth issues and emergencies will require the care of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. But don’t worry, Dr. Dan Nielson and his staff are committed to providing excellent patient care every step of the way.

Here are several reasons you may need oral surgery:

Impacted Teeth

This occurs when teeth erupt partially, sideways, or may even remain confined under the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can cause severe pain, swollen and bleeding gums, headaches, and difficulty swallowing, which could potentially lead to infections.

GPOMS can surgically extract your teeth to resolve these issues. Other common reasons for tooth extraction include: tooth decay, severe gum disease, preparation for orthodontic treatment such as braces, and more.

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery (to prepare for dentures)

For the proper placement of the prosthesis, such as a partial or complete denture set, pre-prosthetic surgery may be necessary.

With surgery, GPOMS can reconstruct and reshape the bone ridge (where the denture will be placed), to ensure proper shape and siRestoration procedures may be required if you have missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures that cause reoccurring pain, or poor bone quality in your jaw.

To restore your smile back to its healthy structure, surgical insertion of dental implants, bridges, or bone grafting can be used.


From minor facial trauma, such as lacerations and fractures, to significant maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, there may be several reasons why a patient needs oral or maxillofacial surgery.

Depending on the severity of the injury, an oral surgeon can suture lacerations or reconstruct and stabilize the jaw through wiring.


GPOMS, Your Trusted Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Provider

As a licensed surgical provider in Kansas and Missouri, Dr. Nielson has extensive experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery and will work with your general dentist to determine the best course of action and a treatment plan that meets your goals.

If you are currently considering dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or another oral surgery procedure contact us for an appointment or have any questions or concerns about your dental health, online or call 913.780.3100 GPOMS today.


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