About Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
When a dentist recommends dentures to their patients, many will refer the patient to an oral surgeon. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, accepts referrals for pre-prosthetic surgery. At Millennium Surgical, we prepare the mouth for dentures before the fitting and placement. Whether the patient is receiving a partial or complete denture, we provide minor oral surgical procedures to make wearing dentures more comfortable. To ensure the proper shape and size of the bone ridge, Dr. Nierzwicki can reshape and smooth out the bone, which makes wearing dentures less painful. Tooth extraction can also damage the underlying bone, and our surgeon can even out and smoothen sharp edges and remove excess bone. If you considering dentures, call our Chicago, IL office and request a consultation for the best possible care for your mouth and gums before dentures.
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail the procedure, gave me a prescription to help with the dental anxiety and the next day completed the extraction in a matter of minutes with no issues whatsoever. I am so grateful to have used his services. Once I left the consultation, I was actually looking forward to getting the procedure done. He listened to my concerns, addressed them thoroughly with his thoughtful bedside manner. His staff was also exceptional. The facility is clean and modern. I felt no pain or anxiety. If I have any future oral surgery needs, I will never go anywhere else but to Millennium Surgical. A week later, I am healing nicely and have had no pain just the normal discomfort which comes from an extraction. Hands down the best oral surgeon in the area."- V.Y. / Yelp / Jun 07, 2018
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail..."- V.Y. / Yahoo / Jun 07, 2018
"They are wonderful, caring people. I had a panic attack and the nurses sat with me and calmed me down. They are dedicated to their work, and makes sure their clients leave with a smile."- T.N. / Facebook / Jun 04, 2018
"Walk in, quick consult eval & tooth out; walk out. Done. Went to work next day. No problem."- A.S. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2018
"Dr. Nierzwicki and his team were exceptional, professional, and compassionate. I was told about Dr. Nierzwicki from a friend and went for my wisdom teeth extractions. I was called in for the dimensional x-ray and was then taken to the consulting room. My vitals were taken and then I waited for Dr. Nierzwicki to explain my options. He explained the risks of the surgery and provided all the information I needed. I was given the option to remove my wisdom teeth that same day with only local anesthesia, so I went ahead and did it. The staff and Dr. Nierzwicki made me feel very comfortable. I was given instructions on how to take the medications, what to expect, and how to care for my incisions. The surgery only took a few minutes but it went smoothly as Dr. Nierzwicki would walk me through every single step he was doing. This made me feel very comfortable and less anxious. If you need to remove your wisdom teeth or need any dental surgeries, I recommend coming here."- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2018
Reasons for Treatment
There may be a need for surgery to prep your mouth for dentures, which include:
- Reshaping and smoothing of the jawbone
- Excess bone and gum tissue removal
- Exposure of impacted teeth
- Reduction of the bone ridge
- Bone ridge reduction
During the Procedure
Each procedure is uniquely different, and our oral and maxillofacial team will review your particular needs with you during your appointment. The appropriate diagnostic imaging and x-rays will be used during your consultation. The medical staff will thoroughly review each step prior to any surgical procedure.
After surgery, there will be some pain associated with the surgical site. We recommend taking an over-the-counter pain medication or the prescription medication provided by the surgeon. If the pain continues to persist, please call and follow-up with your surgeon. Our staff will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site to promote healing and to minimize any complications.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Quality Care Before
During and after your pre-prosthetic surgery, we will do our best to make sure you are calm and comfortable as we prepare your mouth and gums for dentures. This can produce a lot of stress and anxiety in some individuals, and we understand. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office anytime and schedule a consultation. We accept referrals, and welcome any patient who may need pre-prosthetic surgical procedures.