1700 Madison Ave(Rt 9), Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 730-8815

Oral Surgery

Impacted teeth, tooth loss and jaw problems are several of the many conditions that can be effectively treated using oral surgery techniques.

X-ray of impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

In most people, the third set of molars, generally called “wisdom teeth,” start coming in around age 17-25. However, the arrival of these teeth is often far from trouble-free. The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year. After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests such as x-rays or a CT scan, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth extracted to prevent future problems or to alleviate a condition you already have.

Wisdom tooth extraction is usually an in-office procedure which may be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. It’s quite possible to have the treatment done with only a local anesthetic (numbing shot) to keep you from experiencing any pain; however, if multiple teeth are being extracted at one time (as is often the case), a general anesthetic or conscious sedation may be administered. Once you have been appropriately anesthetized, the gum tissue at the extraction site may need to be opened if the tooth is impacted. The tooth itself will then be gently removed. When the extraction is complete, you may need to have the site sutured (stitched) to aid healing. After the procedure is over, you will rest for a short time before going home.

Dental Implants

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Loss of bone is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth.

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option.

Additional conditions that can be treated through oral surgery:

  • Treating facial trauma
  • Evaluating pathologic conditions
  • Alleviating facial pain
  • Performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Performing corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery
  • Providing surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Dental implant anatomy

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1700 Madison Ave(Rt 9)
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 730-8815
Fax: (732) 730-8816