Experience Comfortable Oral Surgery in Zanesville

One way we provide exceptional dental care at Hawkins Complete Dental Service is by offering a wide variety of services so you won’t need to see outside specialists. Dr. Charles Hawkins isn’t an oral surgeon, but he can perform several of the most common oral surgery procedures, including tooth extractions. He can even extract wisdom teeth! Here are a few advantages of having your Zanesville oral surgery performed here:

  • Dr. Hawkins has over 25 years of oral surgery experience.
  • You’ll save time, hassle, and money by avoiding going to a specialist.
  • We create a substance called Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF™) that helps you heal more quickly.
  • You can rely on our five-year dental work guarantee as long as you see us for routine cleanings.
  • We offer three levels of sedation to ensure a relaxing procedure.

For an oral surgery consultation, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301. We often see emergency cases the same day.

Heal More Quickly After Dental Surgery With PRF Therapy

Dr. Hawkins performs tooth extractions, including many wisdom teeth extractions. If wisdom teeth are impacted, he’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. He also performs bone grafts to strengthen bone following an extraction or earlier loss of a tooth.

Following either procedure, he can “supercharge” your natural healing process with a substance called Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF). With nothing more than a small sample of your own blood, Dr. Hawkins uses a special process to create the L-PRF. When applied to your surgery site, it:

  • Promotes faster and more comfortable healing
  • Reduces bleeding, inflammation and swelling
  • Lessens the incidence of possible complications like dry socket following an extraction

Feel Confident With Our Experienced Dentist & Dental Sedation

Dr. Hawkins has performed thousands of tooth extractions and other oral surgery procedures in his 25-plus years as a dentist. If you’re still nervous despite his expertise and our use of local anesthesia, you can get dental sedation. Unlike many general dentists, we offer three types of sedation so we can use the most appropriate one for your procedure and anxiety level. Your choices are:

  • Inhaled Sedation – This method takes effect within minutes and wears off quickly too. You won’t feel groggy, so you can resume normal activities right away.
  • Oral Sedation – FDA-approved medication is delivered through a powder under your tongue. It will relax you more deeply than inhaled sedation. Its effects linger, so you’ll need to arrange a ride home.
  • IV Sedation – This method, which is offered by relatively few dentists, is often the best choice for more complicated procedures or for patients with a high level of anxiety. Like oral sedation, you won’t be able to drive for at least several hours.

For comfortable oral surgery in Zanesville, call Hawkins Complete Dental Service at 740-214-1301. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Oral Surgery

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure involving the jaw or mouth. In some cases, you would need to schedule oral surgery with an outside specialist, but Dr. Hawkins can perform several procedures right here in our office. You can rely on us for tooth extractions, many wisdom teeth removals, and bone grafting procedures.

Is oral surgery painful?

Because your comfort is a top priority to us, we do everything we can to provide pain-free experiences no matter the treatment you receive. Oral surgeries are no different. Before your dental surgery, we will make sure your mouth is numb so you don’t feel any pain during your procedure. We can also offer IV sedation to help you feel completely calm and relaxed for a more pleasant, comfortable experience.

How is bone grafting beneficial?

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we perform bone grafts for patients who need a way to preserve their jawbone after a tooth extraction. This is often done to ensure the extraction site remains strong and healthy enough to support dental implants when it’s time to replace the missing tooth. Your dentist will graft bone material in that area to stimulate healthy new growth as you heal.

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