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Most oral surgery offices have a waiting list for 3 months.

We have virtual oral surgery consultations available within a month.

Complimentary, virtual oral surgery consults are available to patients who have recent dental x-rays from their dentist.

If you have recent x-rays from your dentist, we offer free, online consultations to answer your questions about oral surgery.

What does an oral surgery consultation look like?

Most oral surgery offices have a wait time of three or more months. Our goal is to offer you a consultation time within a week of your request. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, you don’t want to wait months to see someone.

We offer free, virtual oral surgery consultations. During this digital appointment, you’ll talk to one of our highly-qualified oral surgeons. They’ll listen to your concerns and your goals for a healthier and pain-free smile. They will also walk you through the procedure you’ll need, including how to prepare, what the surgery will look like, and the post-op care guidelines and expectations. You will be able to ask questions to real oral surgeon so you are informed and comfortable as you prepare for your oral surgery procedure.

Prior to your appointment we’ll ask that you submit your insurance information to our finance team so you can receive accurate coverage and cost information at your consultation.

Complimentary, virtual consultations are available to those who have recent x-rays from their dentist. If you do not have recent x-rays, you will need to come to our office for an in-person consultation during which we will take panoramic x-rays. These afford the oral surgeon a complete picture of your teeth and jaws. A $____ fee is associated with the in-office appointment and x-rays.

Woman in a dental chair on a tooth extraction

Whether you’re in need of wisdom teeth extractions, general dental extractions, or are looking for other oral surgery procedures – like expose and bond – the Blue Ridge Orthodontics and Oral Surgery team has you covered. 

What types of oral surgery does our office offer?

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom tooth removal is what most people think of when they think of oral surgery. This is a very common type of surgery. Four out of five young adults and adults experience issues with their wisdom teeth. That’s 80% of people! It’s no wonder we see so many post-wisdom-teeth-removal videos online and that it’s a top-of-mind oral surgery procedure.

Our team of oral surgeons are very familiar with wisdom teeth removal surgery. You will be cared for with expertise and kindness at our office.

If your wisdom teeth are actively bothering you, or your dentist or orthodontist has expressed concerns about your wisdom teeth being extracted, schedule a free, virtual consultation with our surgeons.

General Extractions

A general, dental extraction is the complete removal, or extraction, of a tooth from its socket. The phrase “pulling a tooth” is sometimes used to describe an extraction, but your procedure will be more gentle than the phrase sounds.

When you are ready to move forward with your dental extraction surgery, our team will set up a day and time for the procedure that works with your schedule. Thorough pre-op care instructions will be provided so that you feel prepared for your procedure.

Surgery will take place in a private surgical suite at our Asheville office, 1915 Hendersonville Road. All surgery plans are designed with your care in mind and under the appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. This may be local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or intravenous sedation.

You will also be given post-op care instructions so that you can heal as quickly as possible. Or office will provide you with a phone number to call for emergencies or serious questions after your procedure.

Expose & Bond Surgery

During an expose and bond procedure your oral surgeon will make a small incision through the gums to place a bracket on the impacted tooth. Next, a small wire or chain (called an archwire) is connected from the bracket to a nearby tooth. Then the incision is usually closed, only leaving the archwire exposed. Over time, your orthodontist will use the anchor tooth, archwire and tension between the two to gradually move the impacted tooth into position.

This procedure generally requires the coordination of treatment from both an oral surgeon and an orthodontist – and we have both of those right here at Blue Ridge Orthodontics.

An expose and bond procedure is used when a tooth is stuck, or impacted, beneath the gums and needs assistance erupting and moving into the correct position. An impacted tooth may be caused by lack of space, the tooth’s position, if baby teeth are obstructing the path, or additional factors like cysts or tumors. Expose and bond is a common treatment to bring impacted teeth into their proper positions.

Newsletter oral surgery quiz answers:

What year did Blue Ridge Orthodontics start their oral surgery department? 

  1. 2015
  2. 2019
  3. 2021
  4. 2023

Our oral surgery department preforms all of the following procedures except: 

  1. Wisdom teeth removal
  2. General dental extractions
  3. Expose & bond procedure
  4. Canine transplants

How many patients have been served by our oral surgery department since it opened? 

  1. 49
  2. 107
  3. 1157
  4. 2614

Make an appointment for a free new patient exam today!

We’ll help you take the first step toward a new smile.