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What Is Dental Surgery?
If you have pre-emergent wisdom teeth that need to be removed, or if you have sustained a jaw, face or mouth injury, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Our oral maxillofacial surgery specialists are local, providing skilled, compassionate oral surgery in West Palm Beach.
The term “oral surgery” actually covers a broad range of surgical procedures, including maxillofacial surgery, which involves the face or jaw, and orthognathic surgery, which refers to the correction of irregularities or misalignments of the jaw or mouth.
What Services Are Available for Dental Surgery Near Me?
While restoring your teeth is often the goal, there are some cases in which pulling teeth that are severely damaged or diseased improves oral health and function. In other cases, tooth extraction is necessary when one or more teeth are keeping an impacted tooth from coming in properly. If you require tooth extraction, your cost depends on issues such as the location of the tooth and the type of extraction you need. Your dental insurance may cover part of the tooth extraction cost, so check with your insurance provider for details.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
Many dental professionals provide important oral cancer screenings. While the disease can sometimes develop without noticeable oral cancer symptoms, your dental professional will examine your mouth for areas with abnormally thick tissue and lumps. You should also watch for symptoms such as difficulty moving the tongue or jaw, swelling of the jaw, problems chewing, difficulty swallowing, and ear pain. A patient’s oral cancer prognosis for recovery is more positive with early oral cancer detection.
It can be worrisome to suddenly notice that you have a tongue fibroma, canker sores, patchwork tongue, or some other unusual oral condition. Fortunately, our oral surgeons specialize in treating pathologies that affect the mouth, jaw, and salivary glands. With a simple phone call to our office, you can easily schedule a consultation with an experienced oral surgeon to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
Our oral surgeons are adept at using sedation to help keep patients comfortable during dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Sedation can be in the form of medication or IV therapy, but in most cases, the patient is awake throughout the procedure. Our oral surgeons are highly skilled with IV sedation, frequently providing the sedation for patients undergoing tooth extractions and dental implant procedures.
A sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation, is a procedure performed by your oral surgeon or periodontist to prepare for a dental implant on the upper jaw. This procedure is necessary if you do not have enough bone in the upper jaw to support a dental implant or if your sinuses rest too close to your upper jaw bone. During the procedure, the sinus membrane is raised to provide adequate space between the bottom of the sinuses and the top of the jawbone.
A relatively new approach to promoting healing in the oral surgery setting, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is available at our practice. The PRP used during your tooth extraction, jaw surgery, or periodontal surgery is derived from your own blood, so it’s a low-risk process. The benefit of applying PRP to tooth sockets, implants, and surgical areas is that PRP can help soft tissues and bones to regenerate and heal more quickly following surgery. It can also reduce bleeding after treatment.
What Do I Need In Order to Schedule An Oral Surgery Consultation?
When your dentist or physician refers you for surgery, you may be asking yourself, “Where can I find dental surgery near me?” At our practice, we provide comprehensive oral surgery services, whether you need jaw surgery, a wisdom tooth extraction, or a dental cancer screening. Call us today to schedule your consultation.