Oral Surgery Options From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart
Our oral surgery options are pretty much limited to wisdom teeth, implants and biopsies, and those types of oral surgery procedures. When it comes to doing the big surgeries where we advance someone's entire mandible by cutting it in half and things like that, I just work with some awesome oral surgeons to do those types of procedures. We do most of our own wisdom teeth and occasionally I'll look at that X-ray and say, 'You know, I'm not so sure I want to do those because that's going to create some post-operative problems.' I'd rather have them hate the oral surgeon than hate me, so I'll send them over to the oral surgeon. We do most of the oral surgery here when it comes to wisdom teeth, implants, and biopsies and things like that.
At Legacy Smiles, we take care of all our patients’ needs under one roof. Many dental offices rely only on the simplest of procedures to treat their patients and refer them out to specialists when things get complicated. At our Billings, MT dentist office, we can provide whatever treatments you need, including oral surgery.
What is oral surgery? As a dental healthcare provider with almost 30 years of experience, Dr. Stuart has extensive knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to perform all levels of treatment. He even has participated in continued education courses in order to provide oral surgery options to his patients. Below are some of the services our Billings, MT dentist office can provide.
Tooth extractions are a service generally offered by many dental offices. However, many offices do not take on more complicated cases, such as an impacted wisdom tooth. At our Billings, MT dentist office, we can take care of wisdom teeth and any tooth removal need you may have. You may need a tooth removed if you have a severely damaged, decayed, or diseased tooth. An examination by Dr. Stuart can help determine which treatment your situation requires.
We work with about 15 dental offices here in Billings, and we travel to Missoula, Great Falls, Miles City, Lewistown, and we bring the capability to provide IV sedation and general anesthesia to both pediatric and adult patients into the dental office. Now, I guess the benefit of this is it saves the patient from having to go to a hospital setting or a substantially more expensive oral surgery center. For healthy patients, it can be offered safely and efficiently in the comfort of the dental office.
Dr. Stuart's fantastic. He is phenomenal. He's a very good dentist. He's got a fun personality. He's fun to be around. In fact, when we came into Billings, like I said, we relocated here in April of 2014, he was one of the first offices that I actually met with. I was referred to him by a colleague. I went over. We just knocked on his door and we kind of got talking and explained what we can do and how it can benefit his practice. He saw the potential from day one. He invited us in. He was very welcoming.
We've had the opportunity to come and work with him multiple times throughout our time here in Billings and it's been a good ... I think a good thing for both of us. There's different things that kind of make coming into a dental environment more challenging. We can take that part of the equation out. We could take it away, so then Dr. Stuart can focus on providing the best dental care possible.
A gingivectomy is a specific procedure used to remove gum tissue. The removal of gum tissue can be required due to disease or often to a “gummy smile.” A gingivectomy is a great option to correct an overly gummy smile because it gives Dr. Stuart the ability to sculpt your gums to match whatever appearance you desire. Let us help you look your best.
This type of surgery is sometimes required before placing dental implants. Dental implants require adequate bone structure in order to have a secure foundation, so it is sometimes necessary to build up that foundation before placement. Placing dental implants also requires surgery in order to embed the implant into your gums. We can do all of that right here in our office. You will never have to worry about being sent all over town for multiple appointments just to solve one problem.
We understand that the idea of oral surgery procedures may be a little daunting. That’s why we offer many different options for relieving your dental anxiety right here in our office. We offer longer appointments to cater to your needs, semi-private operatories, four levels of sedation, and other comfort options. Our caring, friendly staff can help you with whatever you need while you are visiting our office. Know that you are in good hands when you visit Legacy Smiles.
Make an appointment today by calling our Billings, MT dentist office at (406) 794-3114 or using our online form. We would be happy to provide whatever treatment is necessary for a happier, healthier smile.
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If your kids don’t like to go to the dentist, try Dr. Stuart. Our kids love him and his team. We just visited them yesterday for our 6 month checkup and cleaning, and Brianne was awesome! When I was a kid, the dental hygienist was a lumberjack – but not Brianne, she’s very professional and mindful of each of us. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and my visit with Dr. Stuart and his team was relaxing and easy. And the receptionist Lisa is so great, she always has a smile and positive attitude…so refreshing to have a dentist like Dr. Stuart. We have been going to Dr. Stuart for over 10 years, give him a try; you and your kids will notice the difference.
Our family found the way to Legacy Smiles in the midst of an ongoing yet undiagnosed dental crisis. Fortunately, Dr. Stuart aptly diagnosed the situation and promptly referred me to an oral surgeon to bring immediate relief. Since then, our family continues to be blessed by the genuine empathy and compassion Dr. Stuart has for his patients. He openly addresses any worries or fears we have, always in an informative and respectful manner. We encounter the same high standard of care with all of the staff at Legacy Smiles. Any treatment concerns or financial issues are courteously and promptly addressed and resolved. Dr. Stuart and Legacy Smiles provide the finest professional dental services with incomparable personal care!
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for the senior discount on the dental work you have done for Vern and me. We’re also sending ‘kudos’ for you as well as your professional and competent staff – Lisa is a gem! It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you through the years. You and Cheryl are a good team… you’re ‘easy on the mouth’!
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service and experience I receive each time I come to your office. I appreciate the warm welcome, the time you spend explaining the procedures, and the personal touch you give. You always go the extra mile and have been a wonderful blessing to my family.
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Stuart for approximately 10 years. First I established dental care, then I quickly realized my children were of age to begin dental care as well. Dr. Stuart and his team have always been amazing to work with. I have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 5. Not one of them is fearful or frightened to go to the dentist. In fact, my 10-year-old just realized this year that she is actually “getting a shot” when she comes in for dental maintenance. She got her first filling at age 4! We are treated professionally, and they are always accommodating to our scheduling needs. I have frequently recommended friends or family to Legacy Smiles and Dr. Stuart only to receive a personal thank you letter and gift as a thank you! Lisa is always on the ball with insurance claims and reminders. I just have to show up! Thank you Dr. Stuart and the team at Legacy Smiles! Your patient care and service has improved our dental health. We love you guys!
Looking for a dentist who will see you in a timely manner? How about listening to you about any fear, be they physical or financial, in a caring, friendly manner? Is taking time to explain a recommended dental procedure important? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Michael Stuart at Legacy Smiles where you are a valued patient.
I love going to Legacy Smiles! All the staff are so friendly and make the experience a good one! I can’t wait for my next appointment!
I live in So. California and was once visiting Billings and needed to see a dentist. I tried out a few and finally settled on Dr. Stuart. He is simply the best! He extracted a lower wisdom tooth, and when the anesthetic wore off, there was no pain. Zero, zilch, nothing! He and his hygienist are also the only ones who know how to scale and plane my very sensitive mouth with no anesthetic and no pain. And all of them, including the office manager, are very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend them. And I, myself, scheduled my dental work for when I was going to be in Helena, MT, then drove 4 hours each way to see this very special dentist. Well worth your while to check him out.