2071 Pro Pointe Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Comprehensive Oral Surgery Services for Lifelong Oral Health

Dr. Kesecker offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants and extractions to facial trauma and all types of anesthesia. The doctors mission is to provide compassionate and attentive patient care using state-of-the-art procedures, technologies, and surgical techniques. Through professionalism and teamwork, our team strives to create healthy and positive experiences for all who trust their care to us.
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Advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art surgical center.

Why Choose Legacy surgery

Dr. Kesecker is a Recognized Leader in Dental Implants, the All-on-4 Procedure, and Sedation Dentistry.
Expertise and Training: As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kesecker maintains certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and can administer all types of anesthesia.
Experience: Dr. Kesecker has placed thousands of implants and has been delivering exquisite results for many years. Dr. Kesecker has completed advanced surgical training in the latest dental implant techniques.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.

We have 21st century technology now that can give you back your smile and ability to eat the foods you love – just like your natural teeth.

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Sinus Lift
Sinus lifts are typically performed by gently raising the floor of your sinuses, and adding bone material to increase height and volume. Increasing the quality and quantity in this way gives your future implants the solid support they need to stay healthy and strong.

You may benefit from sinus augmentation if you have:
Lost upper premolar or molar teeth
Bone loss from periodontal disease
Facial or oral trauma
Inadequate bone density
Low positioning of sinus
An enlarged sinus cavity

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Impacted Teeth
Teeth that are trapped within the jaw bone or gum tissue and unable to erupt are called “impacted teeth.” Full and partially impacted teeth often threaten the health of surrounding bone, gums, nerves and even neighboring teeth. Diagnosing these potentially problematic areas early on is key to keeping your family happy and healthy. The canines and wisdom teeth are the most common types of tooth impactions. Identifying impacted teeth through x-rays as early as age seven is ideal for planning the best course of treatment.
Impacted Teeth

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A frenectomy is a minor oral surgery procedure that treats lip- and tongue-ties. The small stretch of tissue connecting the lip to the gums and tongue to the floor of the mouth is called a “frenum.” At times, these muscular attachments are too short to enable proper oral function and development. Release or removal of a short frenum by a skilled oral surgeon ensures fast healing and optimal results for this delicate tissue.

Frenectomies are typically performed in pediatric patients. However, some adults benefit from this procedure as well. In children, we usually wait until the two front primary teeth have erupted before providing a lip frenectomy. Without treatment at any age, the risks of leaving a lip- or tongue-tie untouched include unwanted spacing between the two front teeth, risk of periodontal problems and oral pain or discomfort.

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Oral 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:
Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily.
Chronic sore throat or hoarseness. Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
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.

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Surgically Assisted Orthodontics
Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures or surgically assisted orthodontics procedures. We expose unerupted teeth and place brackets to bring the teeth into the correct position as well as perform jaw (orthognathic) surgery for those with jaw misalignments (underbite/overbite).

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Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw growth is a gradual process and in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, speech, long-term oral health and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment. Orthodontics alone can correct bite problems when only the teeth are involved. Orthognathic surgery may be required for the jaws when repositioning in necessary.

If you are a candidate for corrective jaw surgery, Dr. Kesecker will work closely with your dentist and orthodontist during your treatment. The actual surgery can move your teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional, and healthy dental-facial relationship.

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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), is a autologous platelet concentrate which is created from the patient's blood in the dental office. This technique is increasingly being investigated and used worldwide because it is useful in oral and maxillofacial surgery, implant dentistry, and bone and soft tissue grafting. 

PRF is able to be produced immediately at the chairside of a patient and is both easy to use and widely applicable in dentistry.

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Gum Grafting
Gum Graft Surgery is necessary if you have advanced stages of gum recession and it’s been recommended to protect your teeth from further damage or bone loss. You may also choose to have the surgery for cosmetic reasons, such as to eliminate a “toothy” smile and achieve a more symmetrically even gum line. There are 3 types of Gum Graft Surgery. Dr. Kesecker can explain your options and help determine the best approach for enjoying a more beautiful smile today.


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