Oral Surgery Associates
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Drew Millington, DDS, Jeff Goetz, DDS, Slavko Ivankovic, DDS, Ian Dozier, DDS, and Stephen Ridenour, DDS practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.
As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we perform a wide variety of procedures in the office and in the hospital. Training beyond dental school involves a four to six year residency that incorporates extensive training in anesthesia administration, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. We use these methods of anesthesia appropriately, competently and safely in our office to meet the unique requirements of the patient and the procedure. Office-based surgery is often the most efficient and cost effective way to perform many procedures while maintaining maximum patient comfort and safety.
Drs. Millington, Goetz, Ivankovic, Dozier and Ridenour’s staff is trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state of the art office setting.
Endodontists, Blair Johnson, DDS, MS, Megan Bollman, DMD, MS, offer many endodontic procedures including root canals and apicoectomies. Our goal is to provide state-of-the art Endodontic care, with strict operating protocol, in a calm caring environment. An Endodontist is a dentist who has specialized his or her practice to endodontics (root canal therapy), an ADA recognized specialty. An endodontist completes two additional years of focused post-doctoral residency training in the field of endodontics following dental school. That educational background combined with years of experience places them at the pinnacle of endodontic diagnosis, pain management and technical expertise.
Not all oral pain is endodontic in nature. Our knowledge and experience allows us to accurately determine the solution to your specific dental problem. We can be trusted to appropriately treat when indicated, or refer if necessary, in collaboration with your general dentist. If you have a root canal related issue, rest assured you are in the best possible place for its resolution.
- 788 OakLeaf Way, Altoona, WI 54720
- 2524 Hils Ct, Menomonie, WI 54751
- 821 Bear Paw Ave, Rice Lake, WI 54868
Call us at 715-834-8414
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office, 715-834-8414.
A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that replaces a missing natural tooth root. The implant is placed in your jawbone and the surrounding bone fuses with the titanium implant, creating a strong foundation for replacement teeth (also referred to as artificial teeth, crowns, prosthesis, restorations) that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Crowns supported by implants look and feel natural. Also, the implants prevent bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, resulting in the preservation of facial contours. Patients with dental implants can smile and eat with confidence.
Removing your Wisdom Teeth
We will remove your wisdom teeth in one of our surgical operatories. The surgical approach will vary depending on the position of your wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted or impacted, and how close the roots of your wisdom teeth are to your sinuses and nerves. An incision is frequently made in the gum and is closed with resorbable sutures. Upon discharge, we will give you post operative instructions after dental extractions / wisdom teeth, a prescription for pain medication (and possibly one for an antibiotic), and extra gauze pads. If you have any concerns after your surgery, you may contact your surgeon at any time for assistance.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with well over 14 million performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. For more information on root canal treatment, please visit our root canal page.
Root Canal Surgery
Endodontic root canal surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. For more information on root canal surgery, please visit our root canal surgery page.