Oral Surgery in Southlake, TX

Oral Surgery In Southlake

Image of dental office where oral surgery is offered with a oral surgeon at Huckabee Dental in Southlake, TX.At Huckabee Dental, we’re proud to work with Dr. Tom Draper, who is a board certified Oral Surgeon and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Draper is able to complete oral surgery procedures for many of our patients in the comfort of our Southlake dental practice.

Bone Grafting

Gum disease can cause the jawbone to become too weak to support a dental implant. In cases like this, Dr. Draper will often recommend bone grafting (also known as natural bone regeneration) to promote healthy bone growth and thicken a patient’s jawbone. Over time, the jawbone will naturally regenerate and become strong enough to support a dental implant.

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth is too badly decayed to save, Dr. Draper will likely perform an extraction. An extraction may also be recommended if the tooth is severely fractured or is crowding other healthy teeth.

A tooth extraction is an oral surgery procedure that requires numbing, and in some cases patients will need to be fully sedated. The surrounding tissue and bone will have to be removed to expose the tooth, which can then be extracted. Self-dissolving stitches are usually used, which will eventually break down and seal up the socket that has been left behind by the extracted tooth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are located in the back of a patient’s mouth, behind the rest of their molars. Most patients develop four wisdom teeth (two each on the upper and lower arches), but some patients develop fewer, or even none at all.

Woman smiling during follow up visit after her oral surgery procedure at Huckabee Dental that restored her oral health.Some wisdom teeth erupt cleanly from the gums if they have enough room and are aligned with the rest of the molars. However, wisdom teeth often erupt at odd angles, or cannot fully push through a patient’s gums dye spacing issues or other complications. These are called impacted wisdom teeth, and they can cause serious and painful oral health issues.

At Huckabee Dental, we recommend our patients have their wisdom teeth removal surgery during the late teenage years or early 20s, when root formation of the wisdom teeth is still incomplete. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, and the jawbone is less dense, so oral surgery is potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, Dr. Draper and our team at Huckabee Dental will use x-ray imaging to locate and evaluate them.

If you are a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, you can choose to receive laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation during your oral surgery. These sedation dentistry treatments help patients fully relax during oral surgery.

At Huckabee Dental, we are committed to making sure you get the high quality sedation dentistry care you need in a comfortable and gentle environment.

COVID-19 and Huckabee Dental

We are still seeing patients

We are taking all the necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and local health agencies in the DFW Area. In a small controlled environment such as our offices it is easy to quickly and swiftly implement new emerging protocols as those recommendations become available. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.


Check-in options

As normal at our front desk. Or, Wait in your car

When you arrive call 817-329-4746 to inform us you’re in the parking lot.  We will text you when your room is available. You will then simply walk in and we’ll show you to your treatment room.


No-Fee Rescheduling

There will be no fee for rescheduling or canceling an appointment.  However, let us know as soon as possible so we can staff the office appropriately.  We do request that any patients with symptoms associated with COVID 19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc) or been in close contact recently with anyone with these symptoms please notify us so that we can reschedule your appointment. For those patients who fall into a higher risk category (elderly or pre-existing conditions) for severe responses to COVID-19 who would like to reschedule their appointment, we please ask that you notify our office as soon as you have made this decision.


Social Distancing and other measures

We are temperature testing all staff twice daily for fever.  We also temperature test all patients. Anyone with a temperature above 100 will be sent home.
In this rapidly evolving situation we will continue to closely monitor guidelines and make changes to our current response as needed.  Non-clinical areas have increased disinfecting measures put in place At Cross Timbers Dental the health and well-being of our patients and team member has always been of upmost important. We understand the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our community as the situation evolves and more information is provided.

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