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Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon DDS is a top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Atlanta, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Atlanta, GA, Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Tracy Eugene Dillon, DDS
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Accepting new patients

Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?

Hi, Oral surgeons receive extensive training in this area. In most cases, third molars are usually close to vital structures which will require treatment by a specialist and if READ MORE
Hi, Oral surgeons receive extensive training in this area. In most cases, third molars are usually close to vital structures which will require treatment by a specialist and if complications arise we are able to treat them. We are also trained in administering IV anesthesia which will help in managing the anxiety often associated with this procedure.

What is the treatment for an irregular jawline?

Hi, there are multiple implants available to correct this irregularity. Often, it is customized for your specific irregularity.

Will I have to be on a liquid diet post my oral surgery?

Yes. I would encourage a soft non-chewing diet. Any foods that require chewing should be avoided for the first 24-48 hrs.

What is dentalveolar surgery?

Dental alveolar surgery is the surgery/treatment of teeth and supporting structures, i.e., the jaw. Likely in your son's case, the tissue covering the tooth will be incised and READ MORE
Dental alveolar surgery is the surgery/treatment of teeth and supporting structures, i.e., the jaw. Likely in your son's case, the tissue covering the tooth will be incised and the tooth will be exposed by alveolar bone removal and the tooth will then be removed.

I had a car accident that caused my bottom jaw to be out of place. Can surgery help me?

Yes. Realignment of the jaw post healing often requires orthodontic treatment to align the teeth followed by surgical correction of the jaw. In some cases orthodontic treatment READ MORE
Yes. Realignment of the jaw post healing often requires orthodontic treatment to align the teeth followed by surgical correction of the jaw. In some cases orthodontic treatment is not required. Surgical correction usually will require treatment in a hospital setting under anesthesia.

My wisdom tooth is piercing my gum. What should I do?

If you cannot see anyone, try warm salt water rinses (if no contraindications) a few times/day. Orajel on the gum tissue covering the tooth.

Fear of local anaesthetic allergy

Hi, no worries. If you have had local anesthesia in the past without an allergic reaction, it is very very unlikely you will have one.

Risk of nerve damage during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Hi,

There are always risks associated with this procedure, but these risks are rare and will likely be temporary if nerve injury occurs.

What are the possible treatments available for dental cysts?

Hi,

Enucleation is treatment. Don't be alarmed if the topic of bone grafting is mentioned. Over time, these cysts will expand (grow), causing damage/loss of bone.

I have a hard bump in my gums after my tooth extraction. What can I do?

Hi, this could be a bony spicule under the gum. It will likely resolve.

What is the life of a dental implant?

The life of an implant really depends on personal hygiene. Normally 10-15 years +. Usually your dentist will monitor this at your hygiene visits.

Is TMJ genetic?

No, TMJ is not genetic. However, arthritis is genetic and can affect all joints. It is unlikely your daughter will develop this disorder.

My wisdom teeth haven't come in. Is this normal?

Yes. This means that the wisdom teeth are likely impacted and will require surgical removal. At your next dental visit, ask your dentist to take a panoramic x-ray to identify them. READ MORE
Yes. This means that the wisdom teeth are likely impacted and will require surgical removal. At your next dental visit, ask your dentist to take a panoramic x-ray to identify them.

When is corrective jaw surgery needed?

Hi,

Corrective jaw surgery is usually recommended in their (boys) late teens due their growth cycle. If not corrected, he may develop TMJ due to his malocclusion.

How is a tumor removed from the jaw?

Hi, The tumor, based on size and location, can be approached from the oral cavity or through a small incision in the neck to access the jaw. It is likely also that she may need READ MORE
Hi,

The tumor, based on size and location, can be approached from the oral cavity or through a small incision in the neck to access the jaw. It is likely also that she may need bone grafting once removed.

How long does one need dental bridges?

Bridges are permanent. They are likely to last 10 yrs. Consider implants as an option.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

I would say yes due to the teeth being symptomatic (causing pain). Usually, these teeth are removed due to the inability to easily floss and clean and cause gum disease.

How are crossbites treated?

Crossbites are treated orthodontically, if during the early years, or surgically by expanding the palate. This surgery is called Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion.

My wisdom tooth is aching. Is it better to have it extracted?

Have it removed to alleviate pain and to prevent damage to the tooth anterior to it.

My daughter is 5 years old and has been recommended a root canal surgery. What should I do?

This was likely recommended due to decay in the tooth approaching the nerve. It's not extensive. This procedure is call a pulpotomy. This is usually done to avoid extraction which READ MORE
This was likely recommended due to decay in the tooth approaching the nerve. It's not extensive. This procedure is call a pulpotomy. This is usually done to avoid extraction which will lead to loss of space for the permanent tooth that will follow.