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The DentaLink | Oral Surgery | Dentist Mehlville MOOral surgery can be defined as diagnosing and surgically treating injuries, defects, or diseases involving the oral cavity, and surrounding structures. It may be performed for functional, medical, or esthetic reasons.

That sounds pretty intimidating. Imagine how daunting it is when you or someone you love needs oral surgery. Now, think about how soothing it would be to trust the advice and care of people you already know. It's like having a dentist in the family. That's the level of attention you get from Dr. Allan Link's experience and the compassionate staff at TheDentaLink offices in Ballwin and St. Louis.

Consider the benefits of having one doctor oversee and perform the dental care you need:

Convenience

You don't have to make appointments, take time off, drive to visit multiple offices, fill out duplicate forms, and explain your situation several times.

Comfort

No staying in pain while you wait to see a specialist.

Clear plan and predictable outcome

You are involved in forming a treatment plan, and one doctor oversees the whole process so there is no chance for miscommunication, ensuring a successful end result.

Familiarity

Since you already know and trust us, we know you and your medical history, stress levels usually associated with oral surgery go way down.

Economy

Having Dr. Link perform the entire procedure can be more economical than seeing a general dentist and a specialist.

We perform dental implants and mini implants, tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth), and root canal (endodontic) therapy – procedures usually referred out to specialists.

Root canals have a bad reputation, undeserved. The abscessed tooth impacts the nerve causing pain. The root canal relieves that pain. When your tooth is throbbing, you need treatment quickly. We perform the procedure and final restoration, on site. Dr. Link also does hundreds of atraumatic extractions every year. He will refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Don't let the intimidating sound of an oral surgery keep you from proper dental care. Call the people you already know and trust at TheDentaLink. 

Oral Care

Dr. Link | Oral Care | Dentist Ballwin MODr. Allan Link and his team at TheDentaLink, LLC in Ballwin and Saint Louis, Missouri work closely with patients every day to improve their oral health and wellness. When it comes to taking care of the smile, oral health care can play an important role in reducing the need for invasive treatments such as oral surgery.

Our practice offers oral surgery solutions for patients including:

  • Root canal (endodontic) therapy
  • Tooth extraction
  • Placement of dental implants and mini dental implants
  • Scaling and root planing

Instead of referring patients to a specialist, we do our best to keep patients right in our practice to reduce paperwork, save time, and offer the convenience of working with professionals who patients already know and trust. By having our practice perform oral surgery right in our facility, it ensures a predictable outcome with reduced chance of miscommunication between professionals. Dr. Allan Link is proud to provide experienced service to patients who already trust and respect him.

Oral surgery can typically be avoided with proper oral health care. This includes brushing and flossing after every meal to remove food particles from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing removes sugars and acids that may contribute to the development of cavities. Dr. Allan Link encourages patients of all ages to visit him at least twice a year for a thorough cleaning and examination. This allows early diagnosis of any problems including gum disease, cavities, and even oral cancer. In fact, every patient receives an oral cancer screening at each appointment at TheDentaLink, LLC. We know how important it is for early diagnosis of conditions to reduce more expensive, invasive treatments later on.

Patients located in the communities of Saint Louis and Ballwin are welcome to book an appointment at TheDentaLink, LLC to learn about the advantages of proper oral health care in reducing the likelihood of requiring invasive oral surgery. Schedule a visit today for a thorough evaluation and consult with our team about the benefits of quality, comprehensive dental care for you and your family. 

Dental Surgery

Dr. Link | Oral Surgery | Dentist Despers MOAt TheDentaLink, LLC in Saint Louis and Ballwin, patients are encouraged to enjoy a wide range of services under one roof. Dr. Allan Link and his team are dedicated to offering not only general dentistry solutions but also oral surgery. By providing oral surgery in-house, our team is able to reduce the time and energy needed for extensive procedures.

Dental surgery may need completion for a wide range of reasons. Regardless, Dr. Allan Link can provide services right in his practice to eliminate the need to refer patients to a specialist whom they do not know. Many of our patients build a trusting relationship with our staff and prefer to work with them for all their dental needs.

Below is a small sampling of the dental surgery solutions available at TheDentaLink, LLC:

Root Canal Therapy
Also called endodontic therapy, root canal therapy is a common procedure done to remove the inner tissues of the tooth called the dental pulp. This is performed in an attempt to salvage the natural tooth and eliminate the need for replacement options such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.

Scaling and Root Planing
When patients are diagnosed with the later stages of periodontitis, they need to undergo a surgery called scaling and root planing. This procedure is more invasive than a standard cleaning as it removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from all surfaces of the teeth and gums—including the roots underneath.

Dental Implantation
Dental implants are a popular restorative solution for patients who are missing teeth. Our practice offers both traditional dental implants and mini dental implants. The procedures for placement are done right in our dental office with a team of experienced professionals.

Extractions
Sometimes, patients may be struggling with overcrowding of the teeth, or may require the removal of problematic wisdom teeth. Instead of referring patients to another dental professional, Dr. Allan Link and his team can perform these extractions right in his office.

Patients in and around the areas of Saint Louis and Ballwin are encouraged to book an appointment at TheDentaLink, LLC to educate themselves further on the advantages of in-office oral surgery. 

Dental Treatment

Gum disease is an inflammatory infection that negatively affects the smile. It can result in the loss of bone, gum tissue, and even teeth. To avoid the development of gum disease, patients are urged to practice good oral health care habits. This includes visiting the dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and examinations.

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However, there are times when gum disease may still develop. Bacteria can develop in the mouth and result in infection that needs treatment from a dental professional. With the help of a dentist, gum disease can be improved and controlled, but cannot be cured. This is why it is so important for patients to avoid development of gum disease in the first place to keep their smile healthy for life.

Dental treatment for gum disease is readily available at TheDentaLink, LLC. Dr. Allan Link and his team have experience providing quality care and attention for patients who have developed the later stages of gum disease. This includes oral surgery.

Oral surgery for gum disease includes scaling and root planing. This procedure goes underneath the gum tissue to clean the roots of the teeth as well as the surfaces of the gums. It includes the use of antibiotics to treat infection right at the source. Dr. Allan Link encourages patients with the later stages of gum disease to consider the benefits of undergoing scaling and root planing for improved oral health and wellness. Once the treatment has been performed, patients are urged to visit their dentist every three months to monitor the condition until it is under control.

Patients can avoid oral surgery for gum disease by reducing their risk for development. Proper oral health habits are discussed at every examination appointment. We teach patients of all ages how to brush and floss properly after every meal to avoid plaque, tartar, and bacteria.

TheDentaLink, LLC offers two convenient locations in Saint Louis and Ballwin, Missouri. Our team is here to help with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures for the entire family. Contact our practice today to make an appointment with our dedicated staff.