Dental Specialty Center of Homestead
925 NE 30th Terrace, Suite 114, Homestead, FL 33033
Many conditions and issues may lead your dentist to recommend that you seek care from an oral surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists treat oral diseases, injuries and skeletal issues. Dental surgery usually refers to surgery performed on the mouth, while maxillofacial surgery involves procedures to correct or resolve issues of the face or jaw. If you have a misaligned jaw or another skeletal mouth or jaw irregularity, you may be referred to our oral surgeon for orthognathic surgery.
Whatever your needs, our surgeons are prepared to help restore your mouth and jaw’s function with oral surgery in Homestead.
Occasionally, tooth decay or injury is so extensive that tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your dental health. Our oral surgeons may also need to extract teeth that are forcing other teeth out of alignment or are otherwise preventing other teeth from coming in properly. Sometimes, pulling teeth is also necessary to make room for orthodontic appliances or dental implants. Your insurance may provide some coverage for the total tooth extraction cost.
Early oral cancer detection is important as it provides patients with greater treatment options and a better oral cancer prognosis. While oral cancer symptoms are sometimes not present, you may notice rough or thick patches in your mouth, unexplained lesions, difficulty with swallowing or pain in your ears. If you have lesions or growths, your dental professional will biopsy suspicious tissues during your oral cancer screening.
The mouth plays an important role in many of your body’s systems, but it can sometimes be vulnerable to disease, defect, and injury. Our board-certified oral surgeons are highly trained in treating these oral pathology issues, including oral cancer, tongue and lip fibromas, hairy tongue, canker sores, and salivary stones. Our oral surgeons use a wide variety of methods to address these conditions, from antibiotics to oral maxillofacial surgery.
The goal of sedation dentistry is to keep patients calm and comfortable during tooth extractions, dental implant procedures, and oral pathology treatments. Sometimes, a medication is used to encourage relaxation. Other times, our highly trained oral surgeons use IV sedation to keep our patients comfortable. Call our office today to find out more about your sedation dentistry options.
Your oral surgeon or periodontist may recommend a sinus lift if you are planning to have a dental implant placed in your upper jaw. This is a fairly common procedure, designed to prevent your new implant from impinging on your sinuses. During the procedure, the sinus is lifted upwards to create greater space between the upper jawbone and the sinus membrane. Some patients report mild discomfort after the procedure, but your oral surgeon may recommend pain relievers to help manage that discomfort.
If you are scheduled to have jaw surgery, a periodontal procedure, or a dental implant, your oral surgeon may recommend using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during your procedure. The use of PRP is relatively new to the outpatient setting, thanks to new technology that allows your oral surgeon to collect a small amount of your blood during surgery. The platelets derived from your blood are rich in growth factors and other healing components, and when the PRP is used during and after your surgery, it can help soft tissues to regenerate, bones to grow and bleeding to slow.
Usually, a physician or a dentist can make a referral to our office if you require dental implants, an oral cancer diagnosis, or jaw surgery. Since you have a direct line to our office, there is no need to wonder, “Where should I go for dental surgery near me?” Once you give us a quick call, we will schedule your oral surgery consultation and help walk you through the rest of your treatment.