Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
At Jupiter Dental Group, we’re pleased to offer you the services of an experienced oral surgeon to ensure you receive the specialty dental care you may require. We know that you and your family are busy and it may not be easy to drive to different dental offices; that’s why we offer both general dentistry and specialty dental services all in one place.
If you need your wisdom teeth pulled, a tooth extracted, a dental implant placed, a denture permanently secured, a suspicious lesion diagnosed, or any of the other oral surgery services we provide in Jupiter, please call our office today at (561) 459-1399.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dentist who has is an expert in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and defects involving the mouth and face. After earning a degree at an accredited dental school, an oral surgeon continues to train for an additional four or more years, typically in a hospital-based residency program. Oral surgeons train alongside medical residents in general surgery techniques, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medical care, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology services (ear, nose, and throat).
Many dentists in Jupiter refer their patients to our oral surgeon to appropriately diagnose and complete treatment. Call us today at (561) 459-1399 to see how we can help you.
What are Common Types of Oral Surgery Services?
Your dentist may recommend you visit our oral surgeon at Jupiter Dental Group for many reasons. Oral surgeons specialize in correcting problems with the jaw, facial bones, and soft gum tissues. Here is a look at some of the common types of oral surgery services in Jupiter:
Wisdom teeth removal and other types of tooth extractions
While most general dentists can pull teeth, an oral surgeon is trained to remove teeth that are partially or fully impacted, meaning they are still trapped below the gum line. This frequently happens with wisdom teeth, which are the third set of molars that typically emerge in the late teen years. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, and gum infection. They can also press against nearby teeth, shifting those out of position. Our oral surgeon can remove these problem teeth in the comfort of our own office. READ MORE
Dental implants are a popular, long-lasting solution for people who are missing one or more teeth. The implants act like tooth roots; each tiny implant is embedded into the jaw bone, where it fuses to the bone and provides a stable support for a crown, bridge, or denture. READ MORE
All-on-4® treatment concept
How would you like to have a permanent denture that never needs to be taken out? Our oral surgeon uses the All-on-4 treatment concept to permanently secure a row of artificial teeth in place. It attaches the denture 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 Jupiter Dental Group 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 cancer diagnosis / Oral pathology
Oral pathology refers to any aberration in the mouth. It may be a change in color or texture. It may be a bump or a cold sore that does not go away. Our oral surgeon in Jupiter 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.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Ask our oral surgeon about platelet rick plasma (PRP), which accelerates the body’s own healing process. This by-product of blood helps with blood clot formation and the release of growth factors that help heal wounds and surgical incisions.
Our oral surgeon at Jupiter Dental Group 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 Jupiter
Our team understands that many people are afraid to go to the dentist, and the thought of going to an oral surgeon can be even scarier. During your first visit with the oral surgeon, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and talk to you about the different methods we have available to ensure your safety and comfort during your visit.
Our oral surgeon is trained in several types of dental sedation including IV sedation. The sedative is delivered intravenously, and patients often feel so relaxed, they fall asleep and wake up with no memory of the procedure. We also offer oral sedation, which is a prescription pill such as Valium that is designed to help you relax. Of course, we also have topical sedatives like novocaine that can numb a small area, and laughing gas.
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 (561) 459-1399. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.