Dental Specialty Center of Miami Beach
333 Arthur Godfrey Road, Suite 818, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes a broad category of dental surgery procedures used to diagnose and treat oral diseases, injuries, conditions, and malformations. Oral surgery addresses issues within the mouth. Maxillofacial surgery is facial or jaw surgery intended to correct facial or jaw injuries and restore proper facial or jaw function. Surgical procedures that correct misaligned jaws and other jaw skeletal issues are categorized under orthognathic surgery.
Our practice is proud to include highly trained oral surgeons who are adept with all areas of oral surgery in Miami Beach. Give us a call if your dentist refers you for a surgery consultation and you’re asking yourself, “How do I find the right type of dental surgery near me?” Our skilled team of professionals is always ready to provide you with experienced, reliable care.
Our oral surgeons are trained to provide many different surgical services. We list a few of our services below so you have a brief understanding of what to expect.
There are a wide variety of reasons a tooth may need to be extracted, including severe decay or impaction. Tooth extraction is also often advised if the tooth is blocking the eruption of another tooth or pushing other teeth out of alignment. If you are preparing for orthodontic treatment, dental implants, or dentures, pulling teeth may also be necessary. These procedures are often affordable since many dental insurers provide coverage for tooth extraction costs.
An oral cancer diagnosis may be frightening, but the disease is treatable. Since a patient’s oral cancer prognosis is improved with early oral cancer detection, most dental professionals conduct oral cancer screenings as part of routine exams. Your dental professional will look for oral cancer symptoms such as lumps, lesions, and thickened patches of tissue. If abnormalities are detected, your oral surgeon may biopsy the tissue for analysis and diagnosis.
When patients experience unusual lesions, growths or defects in their mouths, they rely on our experienced oral surgeons to help address these oral pathologies. Our oral surgeons are well-versed in diagnosing and treating these issues, whether they require a simple course of antibiotics or more complex treatment.
We provide sedation therapy to ensure our patients comfort during procedures such as tooth extractions, dental implants, and oral pathology treatments. Your oral surgeon will discuss your sedation options, which can range from medication to IV sedation.
During a sinus lift, your oral surgeon will raise the bottom of your sinus membrane so that there is more space between the sinus and the top of the upper jawbone. This procedure ensures that your maxillary sinuses are not affected by the insertion of a dental implant post into the upper jawbone. Your periodontist or oral surgeon will discuss sinus lift recommendations with you as part of your dental implant procedure.
New technology now makes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy possible during outpatient oral surgical procedures. The benefits of using PRP during oral and jaw surgery are many. PRP encourages tissues to regenerate. It fosters bone growth and maturation. It reduces bleeding, and it helps surgical wounds to heal. Also, PRP is derived from your own blood, so there’s no risk to your health with this treatment. PRP is especially beneficial for older patients who may have difficulty with healing.
If you need the specialized skill of an oral surgeon, simply call our office and we will take care of the rest. Once you meet with your oral surgeon, we will outline your treatment options and walk you through the next steps. Throughout your oral surgery or treatment, we are always here to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call today.