What Is Oral Surgery?

What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery encompasses a variety of surgical procedures aimed at diagnosing, treating, and correcting oral conditions. Our oral surgeons at SPA Dental Group perform these procedures with extensive training and expertise in addressing complex dental and facial issues. 

Our team performs a wide range of oral surgeries in New York City and Washington, DC, to help maintain oral health and enhance overall well-being. 

The role of an oral surgeon

You can rely on the expertise of our oral surgeons. Here’s why:

Specialized training

As oral surgeons, we undergo rigorous training beyond dental school. This training equips us with the skills to perform intricate surgical procedures on the teeth, jaws, and facial structures. Our extensive knowledge covers both the dental and medical aspects of your care.

Diagnosis and treatment

We also play an essential role in diagnosing and treating various oral conditions. We determine the most appropriate treatment plans for your unique needs through advanced imaging techniques and comprehensive examinations.

Anesthesia and pain management

Oral surgery often involves the administration of anesthesia to ensure your comfort during procedures. We’re well-versed in various anesthesia techniques and have the expertise to manage pain and anxiety to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience.

Oral surgery procedures

Our oral surgery procedures at SPA Dental Group cater to various dental and facial including the following:

Tooth extractions

Tooth extractions are standard oral surgical procedures. They involve the removal of damaged, impacted, or infected teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is a prime example, where we address impacted third molars that can cause pain and other oral health problems.

Dental implants

Dental implant placement replaces missing teeth with artificial tooth roots and prosthetics. To perform this procedure, we insert an implant into your jawbone, providing a stable foundation for dental crowns or bridges. Dental implants significantly improve your aesthetic appearance and chewing and speaking functionality.

Corrective jaw surgery

Also known as orthognathic surgery, this procedure focuses on correcting jaw misalignments that can lead to speaking, eating, and breathing difficulties. During this surgery, we realign your jaws, often in collaboration with orthodontists, to improve function and facial symmetry.

The importance of oral surgery

Oral surgery may be recommended for various reasons, including:

To restore oral function

Many oral surgery procedures focus on restoring or enhancing oral function. From improving bite alignment to replacing missing teeth, these interventions enable you to enjoy normal chewing, speaking, and facial expressions.

To enhance aesthetics

Oral surgery can significantly enhance a patient's facial aesthetics. Procedures like dental implants restore functionality and contribute to a natural-looking smile, boosting self-confidence and overall quality of life.

To alleviate pain and discomfort

Certain conditions, such as impacted wisdom teeth or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, can cause significant pain and discomfort. Oral surgery provides effective solutions to alleviate these issues, allowing patients to lead pain-free lives.

We play a vital role in fostering optimal oral health, functionality, and aesthetic appeal by addressing a wide array of oral and maxillofacial conditions. You can feel confident putting your oral health in our hands through our specialized training, precise techniques, and patient-centered approach.

If you have questions about oral surgery, we’re happy to answer them. Give us a call at either office in New York City or Washington, DC, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

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