Oral Surgery Elko Dental Specialists

So Many Ways To Improve Your Health & Confidence

One of the things that makes Elko Dental Specialists…well…special, is the way our doctors work together to make sure our patients receive the very best treatment available. In fact, every patient benefits from this multi-specialty brain trust and since everything happens under one roof it couldn’t be easier.

Our oral surgeons at Elko Dental Specialists specializes in a wide range of dental procedures, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Wisdom tooth extractions
  • Reconstructive jaw surgery

We also diagnose and treat fractures, facial pain, and facial injuries. Our surgeons are highly skilled and focused on both the functional and aesthetic aspects of care.

William J. Curtis, DMD, MD

Dr. Bill Curtis specializes in oral surgery. In addition to implants and wisdom tooth extractions, he has extensive expertise in head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstructive surgery, comprehensive facial trauma surgery, and sleep apnea surgery. Dr. Curtis attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Curtis received fellowship training in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He also completed an additional fellowship in cleft and craniomaxillofacial surgery at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV.

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A natural problem-solver, Bill Curtis likes to find solutions and overcome obstacles in order to meet a patient's individual needs, from implant cases to complex facial reconstruction. As a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, Bill Curtis provides complex care for patients with oral and other head and neck cancers. His training in microvascular reconstruction allows him to offer patients leading-edge facial reconstructive surgery. Bill stays up to date with the latest technology and continually searches for ways to improve as a surgeon. Bill grew up in Reno and is thrilled to be working here in Elko.

Common Problems

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One of the most common problems oral surgeons treat is the impaction of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often appear in the late teens or early twenties and often lack proper space to erupt fully or at all, thus causing impaction. This can cause numerous problems including the crowding of adjacent teeth or inflammation under the gums. Our surgeons have completed extensive training to surgically remove wisdom teeth under anesthesia.

Loss of Natural Teeth
Missing teeth can lead to more serious problems including tooth decay, an uneven bite, and stress on adjacent teeth. A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth when there is a tooth on either side of the missing tooth. A false tooth is joined to the natural teeth with cement, forming a bridge that cannot be removed by the patient. When a patient is missing all of his/her natural teeth, complete dentures are used to restore function and appearance. For patients who experience a lack of stability and poor chewing function with dentures, dental implants may be used. Replacing missing teeth not only improves the appearance of your smile, but it can also improve your overall oral health.

TMJ refers to the painful symptoms related to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction, or your complex jaw joint. Some symptoms may include a clicking, popping or pain in the front of the ear, headaches, pain in the joint itself, teeth that no longer touch when you bite and limited movement of the lower jaw. Also, if it is hard to use your front teeth to bite or tear food and if your teeth seem sensitive, loose, broken, or worn, you may have the symptoms of TMJ.

Facial Trauma
From motor vehicle accidents to sports and work-related injuries, there are many things that can lead to facial trauma. In addition to the physical issues this may cause, a high level of emotional trauma often occurs as well. Whatever the issue, our specialists are ready to take great care of you and your family.

Before You Arrive

Things We Need To Know

To save time when you come for your initial consultation, please take a few minutes to fill out the required health history form. Choose the appropriate form below; print it at home, fill it out and then bring it with you to your appointment.

  • Health History Form

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