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Oral Surgery

Preserve Your Smile With Surgery

  • Save time by avoiding a specialist referral
  • Trust our team’s 35 years of experience
  • Relieve pain & maintain your oral health

Repair Your Dental Health With Oral Surgery in Paducah

Needing oral surgery in Paducah is often a necessary part of keeping your smile healthy and intact. You can feel at ease if you require this type of procedure, especially when in the hands of Dr. William E. Hay. He has 35 years of experience treating patients and providing top-tier dental care. With his help, you will:

  • Move to the next stage of your treatment plan with ease
  • Prepare your mouth for dental implants
  • Save healthy teeth from a harmful infection
  • Make your gumline look more attractive
  • Minimize the need  to visit an outside oral surgeon

Call 270-818-8388 for an appointment. No insurance? We’re okay with that. Join our Membership Plan for savings on your treatment.

We’ll Make Your Surgical Procedure a Stress-Free Experience

Recommending dental surgery is not a decision we take lightly. Dr. Hay will only advise this type of treatment if it’s absolutely necessary for the betterment of your oral health or to restore your dental function. We make sure the entire process is pain-free by numbing your mouth with local anesthesia. Dr. Hay lessens the sting with a special technique. You can also get deep sedation with the help of our anesthesiologist, if desired.

Our surgical treatments include:

  • Tooth Removal – If an infected tooth puts healthy teeth at risk, it may be necessary to remove it. Once you have had a chance to heal, your dentist will discuss your replacement options.
  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction – These third molars can cause problems with your smile. Dr. Hay can remove many wisdom teeth but will recommend you visit an outside specialist if your teeth have become impacted.
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery – Enhance the beauty of your gumline with cosmetic gum surgery. We may also need to perform this procedure if your teeth are too short for veneers or a dental crown.
  • Ridge Augmentation – This will recreate the contours of your gum and jaw in preparation for a dental implant or to restore a healthy facial appearance.
  • Bone Graft – If you have bone loss in your jaw, this will replenish the jawbone so it can support implants.
  • Sinus Lift – Your dentist will raise the sinus area if you are getting implants in your upper jaw.
  • Gum Grafting – If you have lost gum tissue, Dr. Hay will restore your gumline for a healthier appearance. It will also help avoid tooth loss and other dental problems.

Call 270-818-8388 for oral surgery in Paducah, KY. You can also ​​schedule online.

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 cosmetic gum surgery to restore attractive gums. If you are getting implants, you may need a procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure your jaw is strong enough to support them.

When can I exercise after oral surgery?

For the first 24 hours after your oral surgery, you should not exercise at all. Doing too much too fast can create problems and prolong healing. Overexertion can loosen the blood clot from an extraction site and cause a painful condition known as dry socket. After the first 24 hours, limit your exercise to low-impact activities for several more days.

Is there much pain after oral surgery?

The type of oral surgery you have will determine how much discomfort you feel, but rest assured we always provide the most comfortable dental care we can. For most of the oral surgery procedures we perform, over-the-counter pain relievers will take care of any discomfort. If needed, your dentist can prescribe something stronger to help you through the healing process.