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Who Needs Oral Surgery?
A variety of diseases and injuries may require oral surgery, and if these issues affect the function of your mouth, jaw or teeth, your dentist may refer you to our practice for skilled oral surgery in Jupiter. Dental surgery can include the following procedures:
- Maxillofacial surgery, which involves resolving issues of the jaw and face
- Orthognathic surgery, which corrects misalignment and other irregularities of the jaw or mouth.
When your dentist recommends oral maxillofacial surgery, you do not have to wonder, “Where do I find dental surgery near me?” Our oral surgeons stand ready to help care for all of your oral and maxillofacial surgery needs, whether you have wisdom teeth that need extraction or oral cancer.
What Surgery Services Are Offered By Our Practice?
We offer our patients a number of oral surgical services, including:
Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons, including making room for orthodontic treatment or allowing other teeth to erupt properly. Extraction may also be necessary if you are suffering from extensive tooth injuries or decay and if you are preparing for a dental implant. Your oral surgeon will outline your customized treatment plan and review your expected tooth extraction cost. Keep in mind that your dental insurance may cover part or all of the cost of pulling teeth.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
Your dentist provides a routine oral cancer screening as part of your regular check-up. While there are many causes of oral cancer, tobacco use is often linked to the disease. Oral cancer symptoms may vary, ranging from lumps or lesions to problem with moving your tongue, swallowing, or speaking. Luckily, a patient’s oral cancer prognosis improves with early oral cancer detection. Treatment options are also greater when the disease is diagnosed in its early stages.
From salivary glands to facial muscles, your mouth depends on the health of a number of related systems to function well. Occasionally, an illness, injury, disease, or defect affects the mouth and its associated systems. Our oral surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating these issues, which can range from canker sores to oral cancer. We use many different methods to help resolve these conditions, including antibiotics and surgery.
Sedation is an important tool used in our practice to help keep our patients comfortable during dental implant procedures, oral pathology treatments, tooth extractions, and other surgeries. Our oral surgeon will discuss your sedation options with you before treatment, whether you simply require a medication to encourage relaxation or you need IV sedation therapy.
Sinus lifts are recommended for dental implant patients whose sinuses are too close to their upper jawbone or who need bone augmentation prior to implant surgery. Bone augmentation procedures add bone height to the upper jaw. To make room for this additional bone mass, your sinuses may need to be raised so that they are not affected by the insertion of the dental post. Sinus lifts are fairly common procedures, but they are surgical procedures so they need to be performed by your periodontist or oral surgeon.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a new method for promoting healing following oral surgery. PRP uses your own blood’s growth factors to encourage soft tissue restoration and bone growth and to reduce bleeding. Our oral surgeon may use PRP during jaw surgery, periodontal therapy, tooth extractions and dental implant procedures.
Is a Referral Required Before I Schedule Dental Surgery Near Me?
Your dentist or general physician can refer you to our office for care, whether you require jaw surgery or an oral cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are always happy to answer your questions about your care, so feel free to give us a call at your earliest convenience.