Colorado Oral Surgery, newly open at 2373 Central Park Blvd., offers a wide range of medical expertise from wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery.
“A lot of people don’t know what oral surgeons do,” said Dr. Gregg Lurcott, owner of the practice. “An oral surgeon takes out teeth, does a lot of bone grafting to build a foundation for implants, places dental implants, does jaw surgery and does trauma surgery. We’ll take care of head and neck trauma, such as fixing broken eye sockets. We do sedations in the office.”
“There are different types of treatment. We give the patients all the treatment options, and they can decide what’s best for them,” including nonsurgical options, says Lurcott.
During consultations, the doctors help each patient decide the best approach. “A lot of people are missing teeth,” says Lurcott. “They used to do bridges made in a lab to replace a missing tooth. But a lot of people don’t want the adjacent teeth cut down. We put in an implant; then the dentist will put a crown on it a few months later.”
Lurcott works with Swedish Medical Center, Medical Center of Aurora and Sky Ridge Medical Center and is on call for trauma patients at those hospitals.
“In an emergency room, as part of a facial trauma team, I handle everything from dog bites to injuries and personal violence,” Lurcott says, adding his goal as an oral surgeon is always for patients to regain function and look as normal as possible cosmetically.
About 90 percent of the Colorado Oral Surgery patients are referred by a dentist, orthodontist, root canal specialist or a medical doctor who has found a mouth abnormality.
Lurcott has been in private practice for about 10½ years, spending his first six years of practice in Detroit, Mich.
“I’ve been in Denver four and a half years,” he said. “I came here because of the weather and the economy. The winters in Michigan are very difficult and we don’t have the big mountains there. Denver’s one of the nicest cities in the world. It’s easy to meet people here.”
Lurcott has been married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, for 15 years. She is an ophthalmologist in Boulder. Their children are: 11-year-old Reese, 9-year-old Max, and 7-year-old Josee. Lurcott is an avid snowboarder and spends time on the slopes in Summit County when he can get away.
For further information about Colorado Oral Surgery, visit www.coloradooralsurgery.com or call 303.955.5587.