Oral Surgery in Sharon, MA

Surgical Solutions to Your Oral Health Issues

When people think of surgery, oftentimes they imagine an operating table in a hospital. However, surgery can also be performed in the dentist’s chair by a skilled oral surgeon. Oral surgery is a specialty offered by Dr. Agamov to help enhance and maintain your oral health. If the idea of surgery scares you, rest assured that with the right tools, we can make you feel comfortable while enhancing your smile at the same time. 

What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a broad term that refers to surgical procedures that are performed on any part of your oral structure, including your teeth, jaw, and gums. Oral surgery is often performed for patients who suffer from dental disease, acquired injuries to their mouth, or have cosmetic defects. This broad definition means oral surgery can refer to many different procedures, including: 

  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting and sinus lifts
  • Biopsies
  • Tooth extractions 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered oral surgery, because they involve attaching restorations to titanium posts, which are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Dental implants are often the most recommended option, because they look and act like real teeth. Implants are versatile, with our restorations being available in the form of crowns, bridges, and dentures. 

Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts

Bone grafting and sinus lifts are oral surgeries which are often performed as supplemental procedures. These procedures can improve your candidacy for dental implants and increase the success rate of your procedure. What’s more, these procedures can also be performed to address bone loss (resorption) caused by tooth loss and gum disease — improving your oral health at the same time.

Oral Biopsy

An oral biopsy is an oral surgery used to help your dentist diagnose oral diseases. During an oral biopsy, your dentist removes a small amount of tissue from inside of your mouth. This tissue is studied and examined under a microscope to detect abnormalities and disease. An oral biopsy can help your dentist treat certain oral diseases early to prevent further complications that would require more invasive treatment.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the removal of teeth from the mouth, and it can be a simple or surgical procedure. A simple extraction doesn’t require incisions into the gums, while surgical extraction does. It’s normal to not want to consider the idea of tooth extraction because teeth are valuable and costly to replace, but there are certain cases where extraction is simply the best option.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can become impacted when there isn’t enough room for them to fully erupt, leading to crowding, damage, decay, infection, pain, inflammation, swelling, bad breath, and cysts.

Irreparable Damage: When a tooth is severely damaged, it may not be repairable with a filling, and can become infected or misaligned, negatively affecting the rest of the smile.

Advanced Disease: Oral diseases such as tooth infection, gum disease, and oral cancer can lead to the degradation and death of natural teeth, and extraction may be necessary to protect the health and structural integrity of the rest of the smile.

While losing teeth isn’t pleasant, pulling a problematic tooth may help save you time, money, and discomfort by potentially preventing the need for more costly restorations and invasive procedures later on. If you suspect you have any of the listed problems, please call our Sharon office as soon as possible by dialing (781) 784-8435.

Frequently Asked Questions

The exact cost of your oral surgery will depend on several factors, including the kind of oral surgery you require, the extent of your oral health issues, and your insurance. Your dentist and our team encourage you to call your provider beforehand and ask them which costs they can cover. To help you cover your procedure, we also offer financing options, including third-party financing with CareCredit.

The level of discomfort can vary between different oral surgeries. However, Dr. Agamov and our team prioritize the comfort of our patients, so rest assured that we’ll use anesthetic as needed. We also offer sedation to help you feel relaxed if you experience dental anxiety and we won’t hesitate to answer any questions you may have. Your dentist and our skilled team will take every step to help you feel calm and comfortable as soon as you walk through our doors. 

Please wait until after your anesthetic has fully worn off before eating, especially items that are hot. Otherwise, you risk damaging your lips, mouth, and tongue. Depending on the type of oral surgery you underwent, you may have to avoid certain foods and drinks. Your dentist will be able to provide you with a list of foods and drinks that you can have after your oral surgery.

Learn About Our Gentle Oral Surgery Options, Call Today!

At our Sharon office, Dr. Agamov and our experienced team take a gentle, individualized approach to oral surgery and tooth extraction. That way, you have nothing to fear when you visit our office.

To learn more about our oral surgery options, call us at (781) 784-8435. You can also submit one of our contact forms and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. Your dentist participates in continuing education to help her patients meet their goals and is accepting patients from Sharon and its surrounding areas, including Stoughton, Foxborough, and Canton.