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Oral Surgery

If you experience any kind of pain in the mouth, whether it’s from the teeth or the gums, then oral surgery might necessary to relieve pain and restore health into the teeth and gums. There are several kinds of oral surgery. The professional, qualified team at Winterset Dental is ready to assist you for any of your dental health needs, including procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions, diagnosis, TMJ, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery, and more.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Surgery to remove the wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. The recovery time is usually short, and the risk of complications that develop is low. Our dentists will take x-rays of the mouth to see how the teeth are growing. Surgery is often required when the teeth are growing under the other teeth or at an angle that is crowding the other teeth, causing pain in the mouth. Our dentists will remove the painful tooth or teeth causing impaction in a short procedure in which the patient is sedated to their comfort level. The extraction is finished fairly quickly, and recovery is complete in a matter of days.


In order to diagnose what constitutes oral surgery and what can wait, the dentist will examine the mouth thoroughly. X-rays will be made to look at all angles of the teeth and the rest of the mouth. Once the dentist determines that oral surgery is the best option, then an appointment is made for the procedure to effectively restore dental health.


Many patients undergo TMJ surgery in order to reduce chronic pain in the jaw. TMJ can cause pain in the neck as well as headaches and ear problems. Once the diagnosis is made that you have TMJ, then the dentist can perform chiropractic procedures that can relieve some of the symptoms. Surgery might be required if the condition is severe.

Oral Pathology

Examining the mouth for potential cancer or other diseases is extremely important in early detection and prevention. Our dentists take every step to ensure that our patients’ smiles are as healthy as possible. The dentist will carefully look at all aspects of the mouth after surgery and before surgery is performed to see if the mouth is healthy enough for the procedure to be performed, and take necessary steps once this evaluation is complete.

Orthognathic Surgery

This is a type of surgery to correct certain conditions that involve the jaw. These conditions include TMJ and any growth issues relating to the jaw and mouth.

Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment to see if oral surgery is right for you.

Dr. Anil K. Agarwal has been a Board-Certified Prosthodontist for more than thirty years. He earned his DDS in 1974 from King George’s Medical School and went on to complete a residency in Prosthodontics at Northwestern University. Dr. Agarwal earned both Fellowship and Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral ImplantologistsCongress of Oral Implantologists, and has Fellow status in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Osseointegration.