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310 S. Greenleaf St.
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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1900 Hollister Dr.
Suite 280
Libertyville, IL 60048

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Pre-Prosthetic Surgery North Shore Chicago

Serving Lake County and Cook County

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.

Head and Neck Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.

Moles, blemishes and nevi on the face may represent either innocuous or pathological conditions. They must be periodically examined by an experienced professional.

Our doctors will examine your skin and record any suspicious lesions. They will also teach you self-inspection, prevention and the signs of pathological conditions such as:

Skin cancer is a common condition in our area and it should be treated promptly. If the condition calls for biopsy or removal, our doctors will utilize the latest techniques to allow efficient removal and speedy recovery.

Contact NorthShore Center For Oral & Facial Surgery

and Implantology today at (847) 623-5915

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