Oral surgery is considered a dental specialty. Only certain dentists go through the rigorous training and extra education that is required to be considered an oral surgeon. We are very excited to have oral surgeons who are exceptional at what they do!
Oral surgery involves any surgery to the oral cavity whether you suffer from dental disease, acquired injuries to your mouth, or have a defect.
Some of the surgeries we perform are tooth removal (especially with impacted teeth) and dental implants. We also diagnose and treat diseases using surgery. We often have to biopsy tissue to figure out what is wrong with our patients. We are also proud to offer cosmetic surgeries so our patients can be happy with their smiles.
Our practice is proud to offer oral surgery to our patients. We are constantly learning and upgrading so we offer the very best techniques to our patients. We want to be able to help in ways that are easy as possible on our patients.
Tooth extractions can be necessary for many reasons. Some teeth are too diseased to save. There are times when a tooth is too damaged. We also like to remove teeth if your mouth is overcrowded.
We will always do a thorough examination with x-rays to determine the best course of action for you. We will go through your options so we can make the right decision for you and your mouth.
If we decide you need an extraction, we will numb the area prior to starting. We will then pull the tooth. There is usually a small amount of bleeding because your mouth will form a blood clot to fix the area.
The aftercare of your mouth is important. We will go over the correct way to care for your mouth after a tooth removal. Your mouth may be sore for a few days as it heals. We do not recommend smoking, drinking with a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate your mouth. You are going to have to continue to take care of the rest of your teeth, so you will just have to be extra careful around your missing tooth.
We are here for you if you have any problems after surgery. Some people have extra discomfort and pain, so we can recommend certain pain medications. Some people notice swelling in the area, and they need to come in and be seen.
If you think you may need oral surgery or a tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (781) 236-3586.