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 team of surgeons at Elko Dental Specialists specialize 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.

David S. Stoker, DDS

Dr. David Stoker was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He received an undergraduate degree in Medical Biology from the University of Utah. Following graduation he attended dental school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. After graduating with honors, Dr. Stoker completed a four-year hospital based residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, also at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with advanced training in Facial Reconstruction, Dental Implants, Facial Trauma, Bone Grafting, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, and removal of Impacted Teeth. Concurrent with his surgical training he also received advanced training in the administration of General Anesthesia.

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After completion of residency, Dr. Stoker and his family returned to Utah where he joined the practice of Dr. Grant B. Cannon in the Salt Lake City area of Salt Lake City. The practice has long been, and continues to be regarded as one of the premier Dental Implant practices in the intermountain area and routinely treats patients from around the region and country offering unique services and a commitment to excellence in patient care. In addition to dental implants and bone grafting of the maxillofacial area, Dr. Stoker has specific interest in Maxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He is currently on staff at several regional hospitals, including Intermountain Medical Center and St. Mark’s Hospital where he plays an active role in the Maxillofacial Trauma services.

With a keen interest for continuing education, Dr. Stoker lectures regularly to undergraduate students in the Biology department at the University of Utah. He maintains current membership in numerous local, national, and international organizations including:

Dr. Stoker has successfully completed the rigorous, multi-year examination process required to become certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and is proud to have achieved the status of Diplomate.

Tate L. Viehweg, DMD

Dr. Tate L. Viehweg is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah, his Dental Degree from the University of Alabama and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. Following his residency, Dr. Viehweg served in the US Army where he was appointed to a faculty position at Madigan Army Medical Center.

While on active duty, Dr. Viehweg served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, spending six months at the Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. After being awarded the Bronze Star, he left the Army, having earned the rank of Major.

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Dr. Viehweg has been practicing Oral Surgery since 2008 in Lehi, UT. He has had advanced training in treating head and neck pathology, including cancer, reconstruction of the face and neck as well as treatment of severe facial trauma. He is excited to bring his experience and passion for patients to Elko and to work alongside Drs. Gladwell and Adams at Elko Dental Specialists. When he's not busy helping patients, Dr. Viehweg loves to hunt, ski and spend time with his wife and three children.

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.

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