Comprehensive and Exceptional Oral Surgery Services

We provide the highest level of care at our on-site surgery facility in Knoxville, TN.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Patients rely on Knoxville, TN oral surgeons Drs. Turner Emery and Dr. Frank Rizzo for wisdom teeth removal because of their expertise, experience, and supportive approach.

Dental Implants

Knoxville, TN oral surgeons Drs. Turner Emery and Frank Rizzo replace missing teeth with durable implants that look, work, and feel like your own.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting adds the strength and support you need, whether you are considering dental implants or want to improve the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth.

Advanced Procedures for Oral Health

At Knoxville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we can help patients maintain their oral health through advanced procedures, using the latest techniques and technology. Oral surgery is often necessary for conditions such as advanced decay or impacted teeth. Surgical procedures may also be recommended when non-surgical treatments are not sufficient for issues such as sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. While many patients may be apprehensive about undergoing surgery, these procedures can be safe, effective, and even virtually painless when provided by an experienced professional. Drs. Turner P. Emery and Dr. Frank Rizzo have dedicated their careers to providing the highest level of care at our on-site surgery facility in Knoxville, TN.

To provide safer pain control following oral surgery, we offer EXPAREL®, an opioid-free pain medication that can provide 72 hours of relief.

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Schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our Knoxville, TN, oral surgeons.

(865) 584-6207

State-of-the-Art Surgical Center

Some practices do not have their own surgical facilities and must perform their treatments in a hospital. Unfortunately, this system can become highly expensive and inconvenient and can expose patients to more risks such as infection. By performing your procedure at our surgical center, we are able to ensure that every aspect of your care is held to our high standards. Our facility is equipped with advanced tools, technology, and sedation to ensure that our surgeons can effectively complete every stage of your treatment. 

Oral Surgery Procedures We Provide

Our surgeons can perform versatile procedures to meet our patients’ unique needs.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Often, wisdom teeth can cause issues when they are impacted or develop at the wrong angle. These occurrences can not only be painful but can also affect the surrounding teeth and cause significant damage. We can provide relief with gentle wisdom tooth removal to protect your oral health.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants can be paired with crowns, dental bridges, or dentures to replace missing teeth. These titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone to create a stable foundation for lifelike, durable restorations and create a complete smile with full form and function.

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Bone Grafting

Patients without sufficient bone tissue to support dental implants may be candidates for a bone grafting or sinus lift procedure. These procedures add tissue to the jawbone in an effort to create a substantial foundation to secure implant posts.

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Tooth Extraction

Severely decayed or damaged teeth are highly susceptible to infection and can often cause patients exceptional pain. Impacted teeth can also lead to serious health concerns that make extraction vital for your health. 

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Oral Pathology

We conduct both soft and hard tissue biopsies of concerns such as lesions, cysts, tumors, and cancers. We will send these samples to a trusted board-certified pathologist for evaluation.

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TMJ Disorder Treatment

If traditional TMJ treatment options have not been effective, our doctors can provide surgical solutions including arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, condylotomy, open arthroplasty, and total joint replacement.

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Gum Grafting

This procedure can use your own soft tissues to protect exposed tooth roots or thicken the soft tissue surrounding dental implants. We do not provide gum grafting for cosmetic purposes.

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Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and palate can be a complex congenital defect. The complexity of these defects mandates a multi-specialty approach. Dr. Emery can provide safe, modern, and effective cleft lip and palate treatment. 

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Reconstructive Surgery

Following facial trauma, reconstructive surgery can rebuild areas of the jaw, mouth, or face. Our team can reconstruct the bones, tissues, and muscles in your face to restore function to your mouth and jaw, as well as create a natural-looking appearance.

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Additional Oral Surgery Procedures

Expose and Bond of an Impacted Tooth

Frequently, teeth can remain within your jaw despite your orthodontist creating adequate room for eruption. In this procedure, we will remove all interferences, place an orthodontic bracket, and attach a chain for your orthodontist to have access to the tooth. At this point, your orthodontist will guide the tooth into the correct position within the dental arch.

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After the removal of teeth, the underlying bone will remodel. In some instances, this will occur haphazardly and result in irregular contours of the bone preventing your dentist from obtaining a good fit for a prosthesis. In this procedure, we reshape the bone to provide a stable base to place conventional dentures or implant-supported dentures.

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An apicoectomy is the removal of the end of a tooth’s root or apex. This is done after your dentist or endodontist has completed a root canal on the offending tooth. If you continue to have pain or swelling in the area despite sound root canal therapy, then an apicoectomy is indicated. Sometimes roots can be complex and have tiny branches that aren’t accessible by conventional root canal treatment. In this procedure, we access and remove the residual infection and end of the tooth root. The end of the root is then sealed.

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Palatal and Lingual Tori Excision

Palatal and lingual tori are relatively common and benign bony outgrowths. Some can grow to be quite large. As they grow, the tissue over them can become thin. This can result in small incidental trauma leading to large ulcerations of the bone. These can also interfere with your dentist’s ability to make a partial or full denture. In this procedure, we recontour the bony outgrowths so that the bone has a normal architecture.

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Reliable, High-Quality Care

Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can provide the surgical care you need to maintain your health. Our surgeons are committed to helping you achieve your goals and will always serve your best interest. If you would like to learn more about our oral surgery services, call us at (865) 240-2977 or contact us online

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Meet Our Doctors

At Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., in Knoxville, TN, Drs. Emery, and Rizzo have advanced training to ensure that the results of your oral surgery exceed you expectations. 

Our Office Locations

We have two office locations in Knoxville, TN.

West Knoxville Location

6207 Highland Pl Way, Ste 207
Knoxville, TN 37919

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (865) 584-6207

North Knoxville Location

2939 Essary Dr, Ste 1
Knoxville, TN 37918

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (865) 240-2977

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