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Surgical Dentistry

Most people require dental surgery at some point in their lives. While many people have reasonable anxiety about the prospect of oral surgery, we want all our patients to know and feel that they are in good hands when they come into our office.

Types Of Dental Surgery Procedures

There are many different surgical procedures performed in the dental industry. Some of the dental surgery procedures we offer at our practice include:

  • Laser gum surgery.
  • Gingival plastic surgery, also known as a gum graft.
  • Bone augmentation, also known as a bone graft.
  • Extractions (including impacted wisdom teeth).
  • Dental implants.

When you schedule a surgery consultation with Future of Dentistry, we’ll take you through all your options and determine which procedure is the best course after considering your needs and medical history.

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Bone Graft

Sometimes, your dentist might recommend a bone graft before you can be eligible for a different dental surgery. This can happen when patients come in for a dental implant and we find there is insufficient bone mass in the jaw to accommodate one.

This is usually the result of infection or trauma that has caused the bone to resorb or recede. In this case, a bone graft dental surgery is recommended to help restore bone density in a given area.

This procedure takes bone tissue from a different area of the jaw and applies it to the weakened area, creating a stable and strong environment for a dental implant. Bone graft surgeries are always performed with the mouth’s total health in mind, so every contingent part will be able to function optimally.

The Gum Graft

At Future of Dentistry, we perform gum grafts using state-of-the-art laser technology, in order to ensure minimal pain, faster healing times, and greater surgical accuracy.

The gum graft, also known as a periodontal graft, is a solution to gum recession, which can occur because of aggressive brushing, teeth grinding, periodontal disease, or just the natural positioning of the teeth.

Gum recession exposes sensitive nerve tissues beneath the teeth that can cause intense pain when stimulated by extreme temperatures. Gum graft surgery restores your gum line to its proper height, covering the nerves and protecting your teeth from decay while minimizing and even eliminating heightened sensitivities.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

One of the most common reasons you might need a dental surgery is for wisdom teeth removal. Your wisdom teeth are the last molars to form in your mouth, usually during your teen years when you already have a full set of teeth.

Wisdom teeth often become impacted—pushed up against the roots of the exposed teeth or trapped underneath the gum line. Impacted wisdom teeth can also grow in awkwardly due to an inability to break through the gums and create space for themselves.

This overcrowding from impacted wisdom teeth can lead to other oral problems, such as cysts, infections, cavities, or general tooth pain. To prevent this, we regularly perform wisdom teeth removal surgery years before the teeth have a chance to become impacted. The sooner we are able to remove the wisdom teeth, the more likely it is that you can have a speedy recovery.

Wisdom tooth removal surgery usually takes an hour and is performed in-office by our very own Dr. Casazza.

Cutting-Edge Dental Surgery

At Future of Dentistry, we invest in the latest dental technology to ensure all our procedures are as safe and efficient as they can be. For whatever dental surgery you need—a bone graft, gum graft, or an extraction to fix impacted wisdom teeth—call or visit our office to schedule your consultation and learn more!

We have five convenient locations in Wakefield (781-245-2299), Dracut (978-957-1811), Billerica (978-663-4303), North Andover (978-685-8313) and Chelmsford (978-970-2089). Please give us a call and experience the difference.

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Mayle PachecoMayle Pacheco
14:46 22 Sep 22
My first visit was excellent! The staff is amazing and the work is very professional. I was seen by the hygienist, Lori for my cleaning and she is the best! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new dental office!
Kendall BodenraderKendall Bodenrader
15:46 01 Sep 22
I absolutely hate going to the dentist it’s one of my biggest fears and causes me a lot of anxiety and this office worked with me and was very understanding. My hygienist was awesome Lori, and the dentist himself was great as well, super nice! I also was given a referral to Dr. Denis who was also very nice!
robert silvarobert silva
23:41 26 Aug 22
I have been coming here for many years and receiving excellent services, but this new team of doctors, hygienist and all staff members are the next level of dentistry. And these are the reasons why:1) Great customer service2) Care given to all their patients is the top priority3) Hygienist, Lori, is very thorough, she takes my blood pressure, checks my thyroid etc.,takes the time to answer all my questions, gives me tips and tools to use so that I can navigate my way for healthier results.4) Dental health is a very important part of our total overall health.5) I would recommend The Willows Dental Group to my friends and family to this great team of professionals.With Gratitude,Cecile LaRoche
Michael GillespieMichael Gillespie
12:51 25 Aug 22
I haven’t been to the dentist office for a long time. I have to say they are the best I’ve been to in my lifetime. They explain everything. Very trustworthy. Loree is the best. She’s very thorough and very informative. I would recommend anyone who needs dental work or is hesitant to go this is the place. The receptionist Connie was extremely helpful as well. They go above and beyond. Very happy 😃
Lyndsay DowdLyndsay Dowd
00:06 18 Aug 22
Lori the hygienist was lovely, professional and a fellow lefty! She made my visit a pleasure. Dr. Dennis is thorough and pleasant.
Ariel DupontAriel Dupont
20:02 27 Jul 22
I had my first appointment with Willows after attending their sister location in Wakefield. Lori was incredibly professional and made efforts to make me feel as comfortable as possible. I had a great experience and will be attending again.
J BoJ Bo
20:40 25 Jul 22
I'm not sure who likes going to the dentist.. but due to childhood trauma caused by a dentist I hate it.. at my last cleaning they pointed out I needed a deep cleaning.. which involve two separate appointments..all my phobias kicked in.. today was the first of two appointments.. and I told the hygienist my fears.. and that she was basically gonna decide if I come back for the second procedure or stop going to the dentist all together.. my hygienist Lori was amazing (the Best ever) . She understood what I went thru as a child and did everything she could to make me comfortable.. the procedure was painless and I can't believe I would ever say this.. but enjoyable.... My next appointment is Monday.. and I won't lose sleep the night before like I did last night... Thank you so much Lori!!!! You have made me feel comfortable in an environment I have hated my entire life... Can't say enough about Lori!!!!
Ed LongEd Long
15:37 21 Jul 22
Great place. Everyone is very nice and knowledgeable. Making an appointment was easy and they take the time to explain everything. Highly recommend
Steve GoldSteve Gold
00:31 12 Jul 22
From the moment I walked through the door, I was greeted with enthusiastic and very welcoming "Good Mornings." My wait time was less than 5 minutes. They still wear masks which is very comforting. Jess took me in and prepped me for my procedures. She was warm and gentle and set me at ease immediately. Dr. Denis handled my procedure. The two of them were very in-sync and they have a very calming repartee together. The entire procedure lasted for about 40 minutes. No pain. No strain. Dr. Denis uses this piece that he fits into your mouth to keep it opened. I've never had that before but it's awesome. He was thorough and before I knew it, we were done. Overall, an excellent experience at a top notch facility.
Karolina CostaKarolina Costa
23:37 28 Jun 22
Very friendly staff and I was very satisfied with the quality of their services.
kiana moranokiana morano
00:47 25 Jun 22
Everyone at Willows is friendly and genuinely kind. My procedure was painless and they had me out in no time at all
Masood SheikhMasood Sheikh
02:02 24 Jun 22
I am greatly impressed by Dr. Denis Jakuj's effort and caring. I highly recommend him for dental care.
Genevieve DesaulniersGenevieve Desaulniers
00:37 22 Jun 22
We always have such a wonderful experience here. Front staff are always helpful and courteous, hygienists are great with my kiddos, and I feel so comfortable with their continued attention to COVID precautions. We won’t go anywhere else!
Magdalena GyftopoulosMagdalena Gyftopoulos
00:16 24 Feb 22
Dr Jakuj has done a great job of helping me prioritize various dental issues. Over the past year and a half, I have finally been able to to deal with some things that I had let go for too long. The whole staff is really nice and professional and my anxiety about dentist appointments has lessened.
Martin ZweigMartin Zweig
01:27 18 Feb 22
Friendly staff, modern equipment, careful attention and good advice.
Keanu ShurdhaKeanu Shurdha
02:56 15 Feb 22
I had a great experience at Willows Dental Group, I was there about a week ago and It was a peasant visit from the start. The office was very organized and the dentists along with their assistances were all very helpful and nice. I went for a cleaning and in the same day they also filled out a cavity for me, I highly recommend this place.
Analise NicolosiAnalise Nicolosi
02:01 26 Jan 22
This was my first time at the dentist in a while, I was very nervous. Michelle put me right at ease. She was very personable and thorough. Her along with the rest of the staff relaxed me with their professionalism and bedside manner. Will definitely be returning for all my future dental needs/visits.
Sue HallSue Hall
10:50 10 Dec 21
I don't usually leave reviews, but I went to this practice for a second opinion and found them to be exceptional. The staff are friendly, efficient and accommodating and Dr Jakuj explained the services I needed so that I was comfortable with my decision to move forward. I will not hesitate to highly recommend them to friends and family.
Zak GravesZak Graves
16:26 29 Nov 21
I had a great first experience! My cleaning was with Cassie she is the best! Dr Denis clearly explained any future treatment and Kerry at the front was great with helping with my insurance questions. Thank you guys! 5 stars all around.
Happy TailsHappy Tails
18:23 23 Nov 21
Best Dentist Ever!!!Very informative spend time educating me, his X-ray images were superior to my past dentist.he gave he possible to probable diagnose, to help make my decision, I had went there for a 3rd opinion and definitely to smartest of the three, he knew his stuff. And I would want him doing my future work even though I love my past dentist, and the staff they were just a step above Jackie the tech was fantastic very helpful. Ty Steve
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