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Do you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted or a dental implant placed? Do you have a suspicious spot in your mouth and you’re wondering if it may be oral cancer or another condition? Call our oral surgeon in Aventura today at (305) 921-0539.
We know you and your family are busy. That’s why we make it as easy as possible for you to get the oral health care you need all in one place.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is the expert when it comes to diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and defects involving the mouth and face. After earning a degree at an accredited dental school, an oral surgeon trains for at least four more years in a hospital-based residency program, rotating through different departments just like medical residents training to become doctors do. Oral surgeons master general surgery techniques, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medical care, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology services (ear, nose, and throat).
We’re proud to be the preferred oral surgery office in Aventura for many local dentists. They trust us to take care of their patients and to provide a comprehensive report on the oral surgery services provided. Call us today at (305) 921-0539 to see how we can help you.
What are Common Types of Oral Surgery Services?
Oral surgeons specialize in correcting problems with the jaw, facial bones, and soft gum tissues. Here are some of the reasons why you might need the services of our oral surgeon in Aventura:
Wisdom teeth removal / impacted tooth extractions
While most general dentists can extract teeth, an oral surgeon is trained to remove teeth that are stuck in the bone under the gum line. This is a common occurrence with wisdom teeth, which are the final set of molars that typically emerge in the back of the mouth when people are in their late teens or early 20s. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, gum infection, and other problems. They can also press against nearby teeth, shifting those out of position. Our oral surgeon can remove these problem-causing teeth in the comfort of our own office.
Dental implant placement
If you are missing a tooth, our oral surgeon can place a dental implant. The implant is a small post that acts like the roots of a tooth; it’s placed in the socket of the missing tooth and fuses to the bone. It can then be topped with a natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture. READ MORE
Implant supported dentures
How would you like to have a permanent denture that stays in your mouth around the clock? Our oral surgeon uses implant supported dentures to permanently secure a denture in place. The denture is attached to four dental implants, which prevents the denture from sliding, eliminates the need for denture paste, and helps keep the jaw bone from shrinking. That in turn helps prevent premature wrinkling around the mouth. READ MORE
Bone grafting and sinus lifts
If you have suffered bone loss because of gum disease or tooth loss, then our oral surgeon can build up the bone again through a procedure called bone grafting. Some people may need bone grafting to ensure there is enough bone to hold a dental implant in place. If the bone graft is needed in the top jaw near the sinus cavity, then it’s called a sinus lift.
Pre-prosthetic surgery before dentures are placed
A popular type of oral surgery is called pre-prosthetic surgery. Your general dentist may refer you to our oral surgeon at Dental Center at Aventura before you get a denture. Often, that’s so the oral surgeon can pull any remaining natural teeth. Or you may have small, bony bumps in the mouth called tori that can interfere with the denture’s ability to sit on your gums comfortably. The oral surgeon can remove the tori, smoothing out the bone protrusions on the roof or the bottom of the mouth so the denture will fit better.
Oral pathology refers to any abnormal change in the mouth. It may be a change in color or texture. It may be a bump or a sore that does not go away. Our oral surgeon in Aventura can take samples of suspicious-looking tissues or growths and send them to a laboratory for testing. In many cases, our oral surgeon can remove the lesions or will work in tandem with another specialist to address your specific needs. There are many surgical procedures available to remove a tumor and restore the appearance and function of tissue, even if it’s been affected by oral cancer.
Our oral surgeon at Dental Center at Aventura has been trained in orthognathic surgery as well, which is corrective jaw surgery that addresses problems with a protruding jaw, receding chin, jaw joint pain, and lip position.
Oral Surgery with Sedation in Aventura
We understand that many people would rather be anywhere than at the dentist. We have several options to ensure your comfort and safety during your visit. Our oral surgeon is trained in multiple types of sedation, including general anesthesia, IV sedation, oral sedation, and local anesthetics. During your first visit with the oral surgeon, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and talk to you about the best way to treat any anxiety you may have.
You’ll leave your first appointment understanding your treatment options, the timeline, and the costs. We’ll be happy to work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits. Our goal is to make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Call us today at (305) 921-0539. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.