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An oral surgeon is the recognized specialist 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 Miami Beach 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 (786) 838-4176 to see how we can help you.
What are Common Types of Oral Surgery Services?
Oral surgeons are the experts when it comes to identifying and treating problems with the jaw, facial bones, and soft gum tissue. Here are some of the reasons why you might need the services of our oral surgeon in Miami Beach:
Wisdom teeth removal / impacted tooth extractions
While most general dentists can extract teeth, our oral surgeon has received extensive training in how to remove teeth that are stuck in the bone under the gum line. This is commonly referred to as an impacted tooth. Wisdom teeth, which are the final set of molars, are frequently impacted when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate them. 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. READ MORE
If you’re getting a dental implant, our oral surgeon can ensure you have enough bone to hold the implant. Many people don’t realize that gum disease or tooth loss can lead to the erosion of the jaw bone. Bone grafting is the procedure that uses either natural or synthetic bone to help regenerate the jaw bone and create a stable base for a dental implant. READ MORE
Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to oral surgery procedures you may need before you get a denture. The oral surgeon may need to pull any remaining natural teeth you have, 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 identifying the cause of any abnormality in your mouth. It may be a change in color or texture. It may be a bump or a sore in the mouth that does not go away. Our oral surgeon in Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach Dental Center 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 Miami Beach
Rest assured that we will make your safety and comfort our top priority during your visit. Our oral surgeon is highly skilled in several types of sedation. Intravenous sedation, which is also called IV sedation, often makes people feel so relaxed, they fall asleep during the procedure. Our oral surgeon can also prescribe an oral sedative, which is a prescription pill that you take before your appointment to help you feel completely at ease.
Call us today at (786) 838-4176. You’ll leave your oral surgery consultation 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. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.