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.
"Great surgeon and the staff amazing, made me feel very comfortable and answer all my questions, I'll definitely recommend family and friends"- J.M. / Facebook / Sep 17, 2017
"The staff is extremely respectful and knowledgeable. Both the doctor and assistants provided me with information that was easy to understand regarding the procedure. I can not express just how satisfied I am with my experience."- A.R. / Facebook / Sep 12, 2017
"I came to Millenium Surgical to get my wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Nierzwicki was great and made me feel very comfortable being put to sleep with anesthesia. Not only did that, but he took the time to explain all my options and then the entire procedure and answer ALL of my questions before hand. After the procedure, Dr. Nierzwicki called to check up and see how I was feeling. I felt so at ease from start to finish during the entire processes. The entire staff was very kind and helpful, from Kenya to Maggie. Highly recommend!!"- S.S. / Facebook / Sep 07, 2017
"I was referred by a friend to Dr. Cienawa who then referred me to Dr. Bart - the same day - to have my two bottom wisdom teeth removed. As I have never had even a stitch before in my life, I was nervous about being put to sleep, etc. (especially after the horror stories everyone tell you about getting their wisdom teeth removed!). Dr. Bart led the consultation along with Kenia and went over other options where I could stay awake. Honestly, I think that took more time than the... actual extraction itself! The consultation was thorough and helpful, so when I made the decision it was all green lights. I was truly taken care of - and last minute, which I so appreciate, and was able to not be put to sleep, and still be pain free. I appreciate also the woman who walked me through the billing process and (this is on my insurance more than the practice) while it was a hefty upfront cost, I am pleased with the decision I made (they even gave me a shirt!) because I was able to still enjoy my Labor Day weekend up in Michigan! I would highly recommend this place due to the professional demeanor of the office, the staff, and the doctor. Thank you!"- J.W. / Facebook / Sep 05, 2017
"Very professional place and friendly. I recommend many friends to go there!"- M.R. / Facebook / Sep 02, 2017
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.