We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. 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.
At Plantation Dental Services, we’re pleased to offer you the services of an experienced oral surgeon to ensure you receive the dental care you need. We know that you’re 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 under one roof.
If you need your wisdom teeth pulled, a tooth extracted, a dental implant placed, or any of the other oral surgery services we provide in Plantation, please call our office today at (954) 651-9315.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An oral surgeon is a dental specialist in the area of diseases, injuries, and defects impacting the teeth, jaws, or other parts of the mouth. After completing dental school, an oral surgeon continues to train for an additional four years, typically in a hospital-based residency program. Oral surgeons and medical residents train side-by-side in general surgery techniques, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medical care, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology services (ear, nose, and throat).
Many dentists in Plantation refer their patients to our oral surgeon for complicated procedures and treatment. Call us today at (954) 651-9315 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 Plantation Dental Services for a variety of reasons. Oral surgeons can correct problems with the jaw, facial bone, and soft tissues. Here is a look at some of the common types of oral surgery services in Plantation:
Difficult tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal
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 implant placement
Dental implants are a popular solution for people who are missing one or more teeth. The implants act like tooth roots. Our oral surgeon places the small implant 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
Are you tired of having a removable denture? Our oral surgeon uses the All-on-4 treatment concept to permanently secure the denture 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
Gum disease can reduce the amount of bone in your jaw. If you have suffered bone 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.
Pre-prosthetic surgery: Denture-related oral surgery procedures
A popular type of oral surgery is called pre-prosthetic surgery. Your general dentist may refer you to our oral surgeon at Plantation Dental Services before you get a denture. Often, that’s so the oral surgeon can remove any remaining teeth before the denture is placed. 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.
Temporamandibular joint treatment (TMJ / TMD)
A problem with the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet can lead to headaches, ear aches, and jaw pain. Sometimes this condition can be corrected through a mouth guard, but other times it needs oral surgery to fix.
Oral cancer diagnosis / Lesion biopsy and removal
Oral cancer is on the rise. Our oral surgeon in Plantation 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 pre-cancerous or cancerous legions 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 that has been impacted by cancer.
Our oral surgeon at Plantation Dental Services 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 Plantation
We understand that many people are anxious or fearful when it comes to going to the dentist. Our oral surgeon is highly-skilled in multiple types of sedation to ensure our patients comfort. We offer general anesthesia, which is also called sleep dentistry, as well as IV sedation, which is also referred to as twilight sedation. We also offer oral sedation, which is a prescription pill such as Valium that helps people relax. Of course, we also have laughing gas.
During your first visit with the oral surgeon, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine the best type of sedation for your specific needs. You’ll leave your 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 (954) 651-9315. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.