Austin Smile Creations Oral Surgery Services in Austin, TX by Dr. Tor Gotun

The professional dental team at Austin Smile Creations is dedicated to making oral health care as convenient as possible. To that end, Dr. Tor Gotun offers a full range of oral surgery services in his Austin dental office, so that you don't need to visit specialists in multiple locations. Your complete course of treatment, from diagnosis to post-surgical follow-up care, can be performed in the dental office you know and trust so that you’ll feel secure and comfortable. These procedures can be performed concurrently with periodontics, orthodontics, or other nonsurgical treatments you may need.

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This is a very different dental office. You get lots of information, understanding and attention. It's definitely not overcrowded and you always feel pampered! ""The devil is in the details"" and that's exactly what Dr. Gotun is after. He's very high-tech and thorough. Whatever time and effort it takes to make your smile unique and make you happy - it will be done. It's remarkable ...view more











Wisdom Teeth and Other Dental Extractions

Emerging in early adulthood, wisdom teeth almost always need to be extracted to prevent complications such as decay, gum inflammation and damage to neighboring teeth. When these third molars erupt fully, the extraction is a fairly simple process, but when they erupt partially or stay stuck in the bone, oral surgery is needed to remove these impacted teeth.

Wisdom teeth aren’t the only teeth that can become impacted. Canines, the pointed front teeth that are the last to emerge during childhood, can fail to erupt for a number of reasons. There are two oral surgeries that may treat impacted canines. Our Austin oral surgeon can perform a procedure to access the hidden tooth and place an orthodontic appliance to guide it into its proper place over time. If this isn’t possible, we can remove the tooth from the bone and place a dental implant and crown in the spot where the tooth should have erupted.

Dental Implant Placement

Placing dental implants is a process that can require several procedures. Because jawbone deterioration occurs after a tooth is knocked out or extracted, the first procedure performed at our Austin oral surgery office is usually bone grafting. To enhance healing and bone regrowth, we can also perform a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure. Performed right in our office, PRP involves taking a small amount of your blood from a vein, spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate its components and placing the plasma, which contains growth factors that stimulate stem cells, at the bone grafting site. Dr. Gotun can place your dental implant immediately after these oral surgeries or at a later date. Because Dr. Gotun has the specialized knowledge to perform both oral surgery treatments and general dental procedures, you can rest easy knowing that your restoration can be completed at one location with a familiar and friendly dental team.



Oral Pathology

Bumps, cysts, thickenings, scaly patches and sores in the mouth do not necessarily indicate oral cancer, but Dr. Gotun will quickly give you a diagnosis so that you can take the appropriate next steps. Highly-skilled at detecting oral cancers and other disease processes at the earliest stages, Dr. Gotun can perform a biopsy of any suspicious lesions and arrange for further surgeries and oncological treatment as necessary.

Other Oral Surgeries

  • Many oral health issues can be addressed with conservative treatments rather than surgery. For instance, Dr. Gotun can create oral appliances to treat sleep apnea or alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder with Botox injections. However, minimally invasive treatments don’t always provide relief, so surgery is usually the next step. Our oral surgery services in Austin, TX, include:

  • Evaluation for orthognathic surgery for TMJ dysfunction and sleep apnea
  • Repair of hard and soft tissues of the face and mouth following facial trauma
  • Apicoectomy for a failed root canal treatment

Comprehensive Oral Surgery in Austin & West Lake Hills, TX

Your oral health can have far-reaching effects on your overall health, so contact Austin Smile Creations for a full evaluation of any painful or unusual symptoms affecting your jaws, face, teeth or soft tissues of the mouth. Taking a whole-body approach, Austin oral surgeon, Dr. Tor Gotun will present all of your options and help you make informed treatment decisions.


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If you are reading this testimonial, I assume you are looking to alleviate pain in one or more of your teeth or to improve your smile cosmetically. Either way you can save yourself some time, stop right now and go make an initial evaluation appointment with Dr.Gotun and his staff at their cozy, comfortable office with a relaxing peaceful view of Eanes Creek. You can search the 1200 or more listings in the Austin area and the BEST you could hope for would be to find another dentist equally as skilled and talented as Dr.Gotun. I do NOT think it is possible to get BETTER quality dental work than what you will get at this office.

The one thing that made everything so simple for me was the photographs. During the initial exam Dr.Gotun takes a series of photographs of your teeth along with x-rays. You then get to see your teeth on a laptop screen, in color, up close and larger than life. If you can live with what you see then you can count your blessings and Dr.Gotun will let you be on your way, unless of course you would like to schedule a cleaning!

In my case I could see the damage, decay and buildup from many years of poor oral hygiene and neglect. In addition to the problem teeth that brought me to the dental office I could easily see that most of my teeth were in need of some type of restoration work. Dr. Gotun has my permission to show all of my records to anyone interested in seeing them. I am sure you will be as amazed as I still am at what Dr. Gotun was able to accomplish considering the very poor condition my teeth were in at the start of the process.

The cost was substantial in my case due to amount of work that was required. However, the work was spaced out over several years which made the cost much easier to budget. Dr.Gotun was not on my dental insurance plan, so I accessed some savings and my credit to finance the work and paid it off like any other significant asset I have purchased. My teeth are the most rewarding investment I have ever made.

If I could give anyone one bit of advice other than my story, it would be “do NOT let dental insurance be the major factor that guides your decision-making”. I was never happy with any of the experiences or results I had when I tried to use the dentists that were covered under my plan. I am proof that 12 years on with regular flossing and brushing, the investment in your restoration work done by Dr.Gotun can still be yielding satisfaction and compliments from friends and random strangers.

I have never gone to bed without flossing and brushing after seeing those photographs in my initial visit. Good luck and I hope to be reading your success story here sometime in the future.

Chuck M. Austin, TX

Dr. Tor Gotun probably saved my life and he's added some years to it. You don't usually say that about your dentist, but I believe it in my case.

More than 10 years ago, after many years of neglecting my teeth and an unhealthy life style, I went to Tor, my neighborhood dentist, even though he wasn't on my State of Texas dental insurance network.

I soon learned of the challenges to getting my gums and teeth back to a healthy status. The way Tor explained it, I knew it was complex and that Tor had the skills and vision to get me there, as long as I did my part. I also knew it would take time and not be cheap.

Now, years later, I still have most of my original teeth and only a few very nice, state-of-the art crowns. I am following Tor's advice for taking care of my teeth and gums, including his regular cleaning schedule. What my dental insurance didn't cover, I was able to use Austin Smile Creations' association with Care Credit to finance the costs without any interest charges as long as I pay off balances within a year of each charge.

By the way, we had only one procedure that didn't work out as planned, but Tor made good on it and the solution turned out as good or better.

As a bonus, all of Tor's top flight members are both professional and personable, always considerate of my needs, interests, and schedule.

Bottom line, Tor is better than my expectations. He pays attention to more than just how my mouth looks; he's concerned about my overall health and how my life-style affects, and is affected by, the health of my teeth and gums.

Bill H. Austin, TX

I have been going to Dr. Gotun since he used to have his practice on William Cannon Drive ( 20 years now). Now he is located in Bee Caves. He is an excellent dentist.

The thing I like best about Tor Gotun is he is relatively pain free when administering his shots to numb your mouth. Dentists I have had before always seemed to be a bit heavy handed in this activity.

He is very up to date with modern dental technology. He can make a crown or cap in his office at the moment of your appointment and have you leave with a fully functioning mouth. I have friends who use other dentists who must wander the city of Austin for at least a week with a hollowed out molar stuffed with gauze as they await their topping to arrive by mail to their dentist's office.

The staff is very friendly, and Dr. Gotun will never talk down to you. He is very good at explaining why he is doing something or why he wants to do a procedure. He may have gotten two of my wisdom teeth, but I will still try to hold onto the remaining two regardless of his explaining the safety factors of hanging on to them as you get older.

Randy S. Austin, TX

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