Oral Surgeon - St. Louis, MO
Oral Surgery for Families of All Ages
Oral surgery is never undertaken lightly, which is why Dr. Moreland and his team work so hard to provide a treatment experience that is comfortable, personalized, and held to the highest professional standards possible. Whether you are a referral through a trusted nearby doctor, are visiting because you’re interested in wisdom teeth extractions, or need treatment from an emergency oral surgeon, we are here to help! We enjoy welcoming in all patients, whether they come to us through trusted, nearby doctor referrals or are simply seeking these services for themselves or a family member. A comprehensive spectrum of surgical services is available in St. Louis that can improve not only your smile, but your quality of life as well.
We’re focused on doing what is right for YOU and your personal situation.
Every member of the staff has been working in this field for several years.
We take the time to help every patient feel at ease throughout their treatment, with or without sedation dentistry.
Dislodged tooth? Severe pain? We can provide fast assistance here in St. Louis.
With decades of specialty experience under his belt and a prestigious Diplomate distinction from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Moreland’s lifelong dedication as an oral surgeon will be crystal-clear from the very first consultation. He believes in providing focused, comfortable care that is always consistent with the individual patient’s wants, needs, and values – simply put, he wants to earn your trust, whether you want dental implants , need facial trauma repair, or anything in between. He looks forward to welcoming you to his dental office near St. Charles soon!Meet Our Oral Surgeon
When looking for an oral surgeon with years of experience and advanced training, you’re obviously going to do your research. Dr. Moreland and his team want to help in your search by providing answers to some of the most common questions about oral surgery. Whether you are preparing for dental implants or wisdom teeth extractions, we hope to provide the information you need to feel confident about making an appointment with us. Should you not find your question, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
While both dentists and oral surgeons are required to complete dental school, it is the latter group who choose to go on to specialize in oral surgery. This requires an additional four to eight years in dental school. It is most common for general dentists to refer patients to oral surgeons when more complex treatment is needed (i.e. dental implant placement, wisdom tooth extraction, etc.).
Oral surgeons also specialize in TMJ/TMD jaw disorders and facial trauma, providing patients with a breadth of services, each designed to meet a specific need.
Dr. Moreland is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who earned his Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987. Since then, he has been a staff member at Mercy Hospital – St. Louis and served as a State Examiner for the Missouri Dental Board specialty licensing examination in oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1995.
Not all patients with dental problems require a referral to see an oral surgeon. In most cases, patients who are preparing to replace missing teeth and see a dentist who only provides implant restoration will be required to visit an oral surgeon for surgical placement of the implants. Oral surgeons like Dr. Moreland also extract wisdom teeth as well as perform bone grafting procedures, facial trauma repair, oral pathology, sedation dentistry, cleft palate/lip surgery, frenectomies, apicoectomy, and TMJ/TMD therapy.
During your consultation with your dentist, they will determine if it is necessary for you to see Dr. Moreland for oral surgery.
This type of procedure varies when it comes to cost. Not only can the location of the oral surgeon’s office make a difference but also, the type of tooth being removed, and the type of extraction needed to remove it successfully and safely.
While a normal tooth extraction may fall between $150 to $400, wisdom teeth extractions are often far more costly because of the need to have an oral surgeon perform the procedure. Many patients preparing to undergo this type of surgery are doing so because their third molars are impacted. This requires making an incision in the gums and extracting the teeth in pieces, resulting in a more time-consuming procedure.
If you are looking for an oral surgeon near me and choose to see Dr. Moreland for oral surgery, you will need to schedule an appointment first. You can do this by calling our office or requesting an appointment online. The choice is yours, but it is important to know that we value our patient’s time and work hard to stay on time to ensure personalized attention is delivered to every individual. This is why it is far better to schedule your appointment in advance to allow for the most efficient and effective visit.
If you are suffering from a life-threatening injury, you should first call 911; however, if you are suffering from a broken, knocked-out, or dislodged tooth, or even a more serious facial injury, it is recommended that you contact our office and alert us to the situation. Once we are fully informed about the incident, our team can quickly schedule an appointment and provide fast and immediate attention when you need it most.
Instead of rushing to the emergency room where you will likely wait hours before seeing a medical doctor who will only treat the symptoms, Dr. Moreland will be happy to see you the same day, if possible, and deliver high-quality results that will have you back on your feet in no time.
“Dr. Moreland and his team are A+ folks. My daughter and son each had multiple teeth removed and both procedures went extremely well. I also appreciate the relaxed and streamlined atmosphere of the office. It's easy to get an appointment and they don't drown you in paperwork. All Dr. Moreland's assistants are unbelievably knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend this oral surgeon!”
“Dr. Moreland and staff have done surgery for two of my sons and myself. His care and skill are excellent! I have recommended people to him and their experience was the same. And NEVER any issues or complications with his surgeries or recovery!! You can't go wrong choosing Dr Moreland and staff for your care!!”
Ready to replace missing teeth? Need the help of a sedation dentist to relax? Struggling with an impacted canine? Visiting a dental specialist close by shouldn't have to be an overly hard or intimidating experience. Here in St. Louis, we're proud to invite patients into a relaxing and pleasant oral surgery office environment that's infused with plenty of old-fashioned TLC. Our office manager and her experienced team are the true heart of our operations, providing friendly assistance to every person in need and making them feel truly welcomed. If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, don't hesitate to let us know.Ask Us a Question See New Patient Info
Worried about managing or understanding the costs of your upcoming treatment? Our knowledgeable, friendly team is here to make it easy and stress-free. We are proud to be in-network with multiple insurance providers, including Delta Dental, Guardian, and Cigna. No coverage? No worries! We also happily accept third-party financing options like CareCredit, making affordability possible for your dental care. At your appointment, we will go over all your financial options in-depth, so our quality care is the obvious choice for your smile, oral health, and wallet.
Need to visit a trusted oral surgeon in your area? Our office is located at 2821 N Ballas Road #225 in St. Louis. We are just a short drive from I-270 and I-64, which makes us the perfect fit for patients looking for a dental office near Chesterfield or a dentist near Town and Country. You’ll find us at the N. Ballas Road and Clayton Road intersection, close to the Shell gas station and Town & Country Bridal and Formalwear. If you’d like additional information on finding our practice, don’t hesitate to give us a call!