Mid-Manhattan Oral Surgery and Hoboken Oral Surgeons offer oral surgery services in New York City and Hoboken, NJ. To schedule an appointment call 212-696-2677 (Manhattan) or 201-659-6999 (Hoboken).
Oral surgery can be loosely defined as any dental procedure that requires cutting into the tissues of the oral cavity. Many people fear oral surgery, but with modern techniques in the hands of a specialist, oral surgery can be painless. Here are some common oral surgery procedures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last of three sets of molars to erupt, and typically cause the most issues. If your wisdom teeth are deemed problematic, such as impacted or growing in sideways, they will be removed to avoid future complications. The gum tissue is opened and if necessary any tissue covering the tooth is removed, and then dental forceps are used to gently remove the tooth.. In some cases, we may need to cut the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal. You might receive stitches afterward. In our office, we prefer to use stitches that are self dissolving and do not require removal
Dental implants are similar in shape to a natural tooth root and are most commonly comprised of biocompatible titanium. They provide a strong and secure base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. The implants are placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse for several months. Abutment posts are inserted by your dentist, and are used to attach the replacement teeth. High-quality replacement teeth in the form of crowns, bridges, dentures, or even a full arch of teeth are made from dental impressions or dental scanners.
An impacted tooth fails to fully emerge from the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth should be evaluated to see if they are causing problems and need to be removed. In some cases, a non-wisdom tooth such as a canine does not fully erupt into the mouth. Treatment of this situation, requires collaboration with a your oral surgeon, orthodontist and dentist. Braces can be used create space so that the impacted tooth can be exposed and a gold bracket and chain can be placed. Your orthodontist then slowly guides the tooth into its proper space.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and maxillofacial pathology refers to any diseases of the mouth or jaw. Treatment options vary according to the exact nature of the problem. Any abnormalities in the smooth, pink mucosa of the mouth, sores that refuse to heal, or unusual lumps may be referred for a biopsy to properly determine the diagnosis and best course of treatment.
When a tooth is lost or extracted, the bone surrounding it begins to resorb and shrinks. Bone grafting with either natural bone from another part of the body or from a synthetic material can reverse this bone loss. Evaluating if bone grafting is necessary is very important for patients planning to have dental implants, since the easiest and most predictable time to do a bone graft is at the same time a tooth is removed. This can eliminate the need for a second procedure.
A sinus lift adds bone to the upper jaw in the premolar and molar regions. First, an incision is made to expose the bone. Then a small circular shape is cut in the bone to access the sinus. The sinus membrane is gently pushed up and back, and bone graft material is put in place. The incision is then closed, and the mouth allowed to heal.
We also provide a variety of other services. These include, but are not limited to:
- Second Opinions
- Laser Surgery
- Dental Emergency Treatment
- TMJ Disorder Treatment
Note About Anesthesia
You will have the option to have your procedure performed with local anesthesia, where we thoroughly numb the area. Or you may choose to have your procedure performed with IV sedation anesthesia and local anesthesia. The primary difference, is that with IV sedation you are safely asleep for the local anesthesia injections and the procedure.
If you need oral surgery and are in Manhattan or Hoboken, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Call our office at 212-696-2677 (Manhattan) or 201-659-6999 (Hoboken) today.