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What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgeons offer oral and maxillofacial surgery services, typically in a comfortable office setting. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and treat diseases, defects, and injuries to the mouth, jaws and face. Maxillofacial surgery corrects facial injuries and disorders, which includes orthognathic surgery or jaw surgery. Oral, or dental surgery, includes surgical procedures involving the teeth or gums. Oral surgeons are specialist dentists who have completed at least a four-year surgical residency.
If your dentist says that you need to see a specialist, you should begin to look for, “dental surgery near me.” Our office strives to provide excellent service, and we would be glad to answer any of your questions about the following services. Contact us to arrange an appointment.
Which Oral Surgery Services are Available?
If you would like to learn more about the following oral surgery services, please contact our office.
Some teeth cannot be saved if decay or an infection is too extensive to treat and it is affecting the patient’s oral health. Oral surgeons will pull teeth that have broken at the gum line and teeth that have not emerged yet as well. Your tooth extraction cost will depend on why extraction is necessary and the condition and location of the tooth, therefore, our fees vary widely for tooth extractions. Please contact us for an appointment with an oral surgeon who can give you an estimated cost after a thorough examination.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
Dentists often check their patients for evidence of oral cancer during their routine exam because everyone is at risk, not just heavy tobacco users. The disease is devastating if it is not caught in the early stages. However, the treatment success rate is very high if it is caught early. If your dentist or oral surgeon detects an abnormality, a sample of the suspicious tissue is biopsied.
Oral pathology refers to the treatment of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions, including oral cancer and pathological dental conditions. Our oral surgeons work with other healthcare providers to coordinate effective and comprehensive care for our patients, providing surgical care as part of the treatment plan.
During procedures such as implant placements, our oral surgeon can provide IV sedation, also known as twilight or sleep dentistry, for the patient’s comfort. We have an adept oral surgeon who provides IV sedation for prosthodontic procedures and other procedures performed by general dentists and periodontists. Sedation dentistry allows an oral surgeon to perform more work, instead of having the patient return for a second appointment.
A sinus lift is a jaw surgery that replaces bone lost because of jawbone deterioration. When a person has missing back teeth and desires dental implants, additional bone is added between the jaw and cheekbones that hold the maxillary sinuses if there is not enough bone to hold the implant. Our skilled oral surgeon lifts the sinus cavity in the bottom of the bone to make room for the additional bone, so the patient can once again have a full set of teeth.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy includes deriving the PRP from a patient’s blood to accelerate healing. PRP allows the body to grow new host tissue faster in a wide range of oral maxillofacial surgery procedures without the risks associated with donated plasma.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation with an Oral Surgeon?
If your general or family dentist tells you that your only option is surgery, you will ask, “Where is there dental surgery near me?” If you are seeking services in oral surgery in College Park that you can count on, contact our office today to request an appointment. We do our best to ensure positive outcomes, including providing you with jargon-free aftercare instructions.