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3 Services You Never Knew Oral Surgeons Provide

Child getting his tooth examined.

If you ask anyone what it is that our Lafayette oral surgeon does, the first thing that comes to their mind may be extracting wisdom teeth. But at Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center we offer a full range of other specialty services that you may not be aware of!

1. Cosmetic Gum Recontouring

Do you have a “gummy” smile? Does more pink show when you smile, than teeth? Lafayette cosmetic dentists and oral surgeons like Dr. Hayes offer gum recontouring services to help your smile look fuller, even, and healthy.

With gum recontouring, the gingiva is gently adjusted with a soft tissue laser or manual instrument to recreate a new ...

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Lafayette Holiday Season Events

Illustration of snow and pine trees for Lafayette seasonal happenings 2018.

Coal Creek Oral Surgery Seasonal Favorites

As locals, Dr. Hayes and the team at Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center love this time of year. Whether you enjoy shopping late into the evening or just finding special memories to make with your family, Lafayette, Co has no shortage of holiday traditions. Here are a few of the things you need to be sure to check out over the course of the next several weeks:

November 24th – Shop Small Saturday

Love to shop on Black Friday? Shop Small Saturday is the next day (Saturday of Thanksgiving week.) While it’s popular here in Lafayette, it’s actually a nation-wide approach to stimulate local ...

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Causes of Severe Pain After a Tooth Extraction

Woman with severe tooth pain after a tooth extraction holding her cheek.

If you’ve ever had a tooth extracted, you know there can be a lot of pain leading up to it.  Tooth knocked out? There’s a trauma, pain, and maybe even bleeding that goes along with it.  How about a broken, abscessed tooth? If it’s bad enough to have it extracted, there is a terrible pain that accompanies it. Even impacted wisdom teeth come with pain as they push against the molars next to them, trying to break through the surface of the gums.

Chances are you mentioned your discomfort to the dentist expecting the extraction to take care of it. Or are you in a bind, asking yourself, “where can I ...

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What Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Feel Like?

A person in an oral surgeon's chair with wisdom tooth pain.

Tooth pain can be difficult to pinpoint. If you’ve been experiencing some problems lately towards the back of your mouth, it may be your wisdom teeth.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. There are four total - two on the upper and lower arch, respectively.  These teeth start forming within the jaw bone ...

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What is Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

Senior woman smiling after bone grafting for dental implants procedure.

Have you been told by a general dentist that you can’t have a dental implant due to having a lack of bone to support it? Is your denture loose because you have a shallow bone ridge after years of going without teeth?

We can help! Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center can make it possible for you to benefit from dental implants through a procedure known as bone grafting. Lafayette residents trust Dr. Hayes and his ...

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Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

Woman smiling with dental implants.

Dental implants have become one of the most popular choices for replacing missing teeth. And it’s no mystery why. The truth is they work great and have the potential of lasting a lifetime, so patients understand the value of the investment.

Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center specialize in getting patients the smile that they deserve through the use of dental implants. Lafayette, CO residents come to Dr. Hayes and his team because we’ve proven to ...

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Doesn't Have to be Scary

Illustration of a person scared of wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars in your mouth. There are four total - one in each quadrant.  They begin to form as buds when we’re children. As young adults, they start to cut through the gums. In many cases, it’s best to remove these wisdom teeth early before they cause problems.

What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?

A lot of people ...

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