Oral Surgery

Experienced oral surgery in Cary, NC

This is the area of dentistry that works to fix or replace teeth that are either damaged or missing, improving oral health and performance.

Safe and skillful oral surgery

At Stanley Dentistry, we practice oral surgery in our office, conveniently providing our services to patients seeking oral surgery services near Cary, Raleigh, Apex, and Morrisville. Our expertise ranges from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal.

We provide a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Our doctors complete oral surgeries every single day. With twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Bobbi and Dr. Rob are extremely experienced surgical dentists.

Our advanced technology and materials, combined with a patient-oriented approach, ensure that each patient receives the best care possible. Our cutting-edge technology allows our doctors to perform complex procedures with exceptional precision.

We believe in providing individualized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient. We provide both sedation dentistry and local anesthesia for our patients, so they can feel relaxed and comfortable before, during, and after their surgery.

We understand that having oral surgery can be a stressful experience for many people. That’s why we strive to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have.

At Stanley Dentistry, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our patients above all else. Our goal is to ensure that each patient has a successful experience with their oral surgery. We look forward to helping you achieve your dental goals!

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Frequently Asked Questions about

Oral Surgery

We’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions so help you be as informed about our services as possible. If you have a question that is not on this list please feel free to contact our office, we are here to help!

What are the benefits of a frenectomy?

Frenectomies can be life-changing for babies and kids who need them. They can make everything from eating and drinking to speaking and smiling that much easier. Children who are tongue or lip-tied need to get frenectomies when they’re young because the healing process is significantly easier when they’re little. A frenectomy on an adult is doable but, like with tonsillectomies, it requires a longer healing period and can come with additional complications.

Can lip tie affect speech?

Tongue ties are more likely to cause problems with speech than lip ties.

Can you eat after a frenectomy?

For one to two weeks after the surgery, patients should stick to a soft food diet. Ice cream, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and apple sauce are all great post-frenectomy foods.

Does a frenectomy affect your smile?

A frenectomy may make it easier for a child to smile.

What is a tongue and lip tie revision?

A tongue or lip tie “revision” is another way to say frenectomy.

When should my child get a frenectomy?

If a tongue-tie or lip-tie is affecting your child breastfeeding, we recommend getting them into the office for a frenectomy as soon as possible. The procedure is very non-invasive and can mean the difference between your baby gaining needed weight during their first year.

Is oral surgery painful?

At Stanley Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering stress and pain-free oral surgery. For many of our surgeries, we use IV sedation so patients don’t feel or remember the procedure at all. When they wake up from surgery, we prescribe either prescription pain killers or over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen to manage any discomfort.Compared to other parts of the body, the mouth heals incredibly quickly. Our patients usually only need a few days of recovery after oral surgery before they’re back in their normal routine.

What is oral, or restorative surgery?

Oral surgery includes procedures that go beyond the typical scope of family dentistry (fillings, crowns, etc.). These surgeries typically involve some sort of sedation.

Is oral surgery at Stanley Dentistry safe?

Our doctors complete oral surgeries every single day. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Bobbi and Dr. Rob know everything there is to know about surgical dentistry. They use state-of-the-art techniques and cutting-edge technology to ensure each and every patient’s safety. You can rest assured that at Stanley Dentistry, our doctors will do everything they can to make your experience as stress and pain-free as possible.

What is the recovery time for a frenectomy?

As with all surgeries (even minor ones), frenectomy patients should expect some minor bleeding and swelling post-op. Because we use a tiny laser to perform the surgery, the bleeding is very minimal. For pain, we recommend using Tylenol and Advil. Within a week or two, frenectomy patients should be feeling back to normal!

How long do dental fillings last?

Unfortunately, fillings don’t last forever. Fillings typically last around five to ten years though some patients keep their fillings for fifteen to twenty years. The size of the filling is perhaps the biggest factor when considering how long it’ll last. Large fillings have a much higher likelihood of falling out whereas small fillings can frequently last for decades.

What happens when you get a filling?

No one wants to hear that they have a cavity. For kids (and parents), “cavity” sounds like a death sentence, and “filling” signifies a long, painful, and expensive procedure. Luckily, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In most cases, cavities require only a short, pain-free appointment to our office in Cary, North Carolina.During a cavity filling, our dentists administer a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. They then use a small drill to remove the decay from the tooth and kill any existing bacteria. Once the tooth is ready, the dentist places the filling.At Stanley Dentistry, we typically use a composite resin material for the filling. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and look just like natural teeth. During the procedure, one of our dentists will place the composite (which looks like a paste) into the cleaned cavity. The composite will naturally take on the shape of the cavity as the dentist places it. After the cavity is filled, the dentist will use an ultraviolet light to “cure” (or harden) the composite. Post-op, your dentist will ask you to bite down to make sure the cavity hasn’t affected your natural bite.

Why should you believe us?

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We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we are proud of our reputation. We feel that it is a reflection of the hard work and dedication we have committed to our profession, as well as a representation of the passion we have for providing exceptional care to our patients. At Stanley Dentistry, our goal is to earn our patient’s trust and loyalty.

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Winner of 21 22 best dentist awards

We’re honored to have been awarded 22 best dentist awards by the Triangle community. From the Western Wake County Maggy Awards to the News and Observers Raleigh’s Best, our patients have been vocal in their support!

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