Oral surgery includes any surgical procedure we perform in and around your mouth or jaw to help you get rid of various problems. Some dental issues require more than just a straightforward procedure or medication. When you visit our clinic with your dental concern, we look into your problem, examine it, and then suggest whether or not you are a candidate for oral surgery. After knowing your case, we may perform a suitable surgery as a part of your treatment.
Extreme tooth decay, when unable to be saved by other procedures, leads to tooth extraction surgery. During your oral surgery for tooth extraction, we put a numbing agent on the site of the surgery so that the procedure becomes painless. We extract the tooth, clean the socket, and place a suture in the wound to promote healing. You may be put on medication and asked to refrain from eating hard foods.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the additional molars which when erupting improperly, lead to crowding in your nearby teeth. Sometimes, your wisdom teeth may not fully erupt at all. Both these cases require oral surgery. This outpatient procedure involves light sedation that we may give to relieve anxiety and pain. The recovery is quick and easy.
Dental implants have become a popular treatment option to restore your smile when you lose teeth in a visible location. We replace your missing teeth with artificial ones that are supported by implants. An implant made using titanium acts as a tooth root and is placed into your jawbone for each replacement tooth. We may recommend this treatment if you have poor bone structure. Dental implants improve your smile significantly.
When a root canal treatment cannot be completed because your root is hooked at the bottom, we may perform apicoectomy to address the concern. This surgery involves removing the top of your tooth root and filling the cavity with an inert material. The surgery keeps infection away.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Some people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea that causes a lot of discomfort at night. This condition leads to a low level of oxygen while you are asleep. It must be addressed on time. We perform surgery to alter the structure of your palate, jaw, or upper airway. The surgery also includes removing the tissue from your throat and soft palate. Several types of OSA surgeries may be performed after diagnosing your condition.
How Does Dental Sedation Help?
Sedation has been used in dentistry for a long time, and is mainly intended to ease the patients’ nerves, numb the oral tissues, and in some cases, put them to deep sleep. Some of the common types of sedation we use are Nitrous Oxide, oral sedatives in the form of pills, and intravenous sedation that is administered directly into the vein. They help our patients stay calm and composed during oral surgeries, and keep them from enduring pain and discomfort.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (973) 927-8800 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.