As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we perform a wide variety of procedures in the office and in the hospital. Training beyond dental school involves a four to six year residency that incorporates extensive training in anesthesia administration, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. We use these methods of anesthesia appropriately, competently and safely in our office to meet the unique requirements of the patient and the procedure. Office-based surgery is often the most efficient and cost effective way to perform many procedures while maintaining maximum patient comfort and safety.
Our practice is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you are in pain or have an oral surgery emergency, we will make every attempt to see you that day.
Dental Implants for Replacement Teeth
A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that replaces a missing natural tooth root. The implant is placed in your jawbone and the surrounding bone fuses with the titanium implant, creating a strong foundation for replacement teeth (also referred to as artificial teeth, crowns, prosthesis, restorations) that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Crowns supported by implants look and feel natural. Also, the implants prevent bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, resulting in the preservation of facial contours. Patients with dental implants can smile and eat with confidence.
Removing your Wisdom Teeth
We will remove your wisdom teeth in one of our surgical operatories. The surgical approach will vary depending on the position of your wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted or impacted, and how close the roots of your wisdom teeth are to your sinuses and nerves. An incision is frequently made in the gum and is closed with resorbable sutures. Upon discharge, we will give you post operative instructions after dental extractions / wisdom teeth, a prescription for pain medication (and possibly one for an antibiotic), and extra gauze pads. If you have any concerns after your surgery, you may contact your surgeon at any time for assistance.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
We perform orthognathic surgery when a patient’s jaws don't meet properly and the non-functional bite requires surgical correction. Treatment involves straightening the teeth orthodontically prior to surgery, then surgically repositioning the jaws. This surgery not only ensures that the teeth meet correctly and function properly but also improves facial appearance. Orthognathic surgery can eliminate jaw muscle pain and prevent abnormal wear or loss of teeth.