What Is Oral Surgery?
An important dental specialty, oral maxillofacial surgery treats mouth, jaw, and facial diseases, injuries and defects. This broad specialty includes many different types of surgical procedures, such as jaw surgery or maxillofacial surgery. Surgical procedures designed to correct misaligned or irregular jaws are a type of oral surgery called orthognathic surgery.
When your dentist recommends oral and maxillofacial surgery, you may wonder, “Where can I undergo dental surgery near me?” We have the answer for you in our office. Our highly qualified, board-certified oral surgeons are dedicated to the good oral health of our patients.
Dental Surgery Near Me: What’s Available?
At our practice, you can expect comprehensive dental surgery services. Below, we list a few of our services, but feel free to give our office a call for more specific information.
Your oral surgeon may find it necessary to extract teeth that are pushing other teeth out of alignment. Tooth extraction is also recommended when dental decay or injury is so extensive that the tooth cannot be restored. We understand that you may be concerned about your tooth extraction cost, but many of our patients find the procedure affordable with the help of dental insurance.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
While tobacco use is most closely linked to oral cancer, it is not the only cause of oral cancer. And, although you can watch for oral cancer symptoms such as ear pain, trouble moving your tongue, or jaw and ear pain, having a routine oral cancer screening is vital to your health. During your oral cancer detection screening, your dentist looks for lumps and patches of mouth tissue that are thick or rough. If you receive an oral cancer diagnosis, your oral surgeon will discuss your treatment options and your oral cancer prognosis, which is often improved when the disease is diagnosed in its early stages.
Your mouth is a complex and vital part of your overall health, and it relies on a number of glands, muscles, bones, and soft tissues to function well. When the mouth or the related salivary glands and jawbone are affected by disease, defect, or injury, our board-certified oral surgeon is available to help restore your oral health. Oral pathology diseases range from common canker sores and benign oral fibromas to more complex oral cancers.
Our sedation services are an important option for our patients who are undergoing jaw surgery, oral pathology treatments, tooth extractions, dental implant procedures, and other dental or oral surgical procedures. Medication is used as a sedation method, but IV sedation is also an option in some cases. Our oral surgeon is expertly trained in providing IV sedation and will discuss whether IV sedation is a good fit for your upcoming procedure. To learn more about our sedation services, give us a call.
Also known as a sinus augmentation, a sinus lift is a surgical procedure performed by your oral surgeon or periodontist. It is a fairly common procedure aimed at protecting your sinuses from damage during dental implant placement. To perform the procedure, your oral surgeon will move the bottom of your sinus membrane upward. Once extra space between the jawbone and the maxillary sinuses is added, oral surgeons can add bone to the upper jaw to support a dental implant.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a new and proven therapy for improving healing after surgery. Our oral surgeons may use PRP during tooth extractions, periodontal therapy and other procedures. PRP comes from blood collected from you during your surgery, so there is no risk to your health with this treatment.
Is It Difficult to Schedule An Oral Surgery Consultation?
We try to make it as convenient as possible for you to schedule a consultation or oral surgery in Florida. Simply call our office during regular business hours, and we will book your consultation with our oral surgeon. From there, our team will walk you through your options and procedures, and provide you with clear instructions for your post-surgical care and recovery.