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We know you’re busy. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the dental care you need all in one place. At Garden State Dental of East Brunswick, we have an oral surgeon on our team who can complete a wide variety of dental procedures right in the comfort of our office.
If you’re nervous about having an oral surgery procedure, don’t be. Our oral surgeon is trained in IV sedation, which is also called twilight sedation or sleep dentistry. The sedative is delivered intravenously, ensuring your comfort during the procedure. Your health and safety is always our top priority.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
All oral surgeons are dentists, but very few dentists are oral surgeons. While both general dentists and oral surgeons earn a dental degree from an accredited dental school, an oral surgeon must continue to train for an additional four years, typically in a hospital-based residency program. Oral surgeons train alongside physicians in general surgery techniques, internal medicine, plastic surgery, emergency medical care, anesthesiology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat).
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). These dentists have the skills, training, and experience needed to diagnose and treat many diseases, injuries and defects associated with teeth, jaws, and other parts of the facial structure.
Many dentists in East Brunswick refer their patients to our oral surgeon because of our reputation, expertise, and results. Call us today at (732) 276-4135 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 Garden State Dental of East Brunswick for a number 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 East Brunswick:
Difficult tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to come in. Sometimes these teeth become partially trapped under the gums, which is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. Other times, they may start to crowd the surrounding teeth, moving them out of proper alignment. Other types of teeth can also be impacted, meaning they’re trapped either completely or partially in the jaw bone. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, and gum infection. Our oral surgeon can remove these problem teeth in the comfort of our own office. READ MORE
Bone grafting / Sinus lift
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. If the bone is being added to the upper jaw near the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of the nose, then the bone grafting procedure is called a sinus lift.
Denture-related oral surgery procedures / Pre-prosthetic surgery
In some cases, your dentist may refer you to our oral surgeon at Garden State Dental of East Brunswick before you get a denture. You may need our oral surgeon to pull teeth before the denture can be 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)
If you suffer from headaches, earaches, or jaw pain, there may be a problem with the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. Ask our oral surgeon whether surgery is needed to correct this condition or if it can be addressed through a mouth guard or another non-surgical option.
Oral cancer diagnosis / Lesion biopsy and removal
Oral cancer is on the rise. Our oral surgeon in East Brunswick can take samples of abnormal tissues or growths and send them to a laboratory for testing. In many cases, our oral surgeon can remove suspicious or cancerous legions or will work in tandem with another specialist to address your specific needs. Early oral cancer detection saves lives.
Our oral surgeon has received extensive training in other specialty services as well, such as cleft lip and cleft palate repair; facial injury repair; sleep apnea treatment that involves removing the soft tissue of the oropharynx in the back of the mouth; and orthognathic surgery, which is corrective jaw surgery that addresses problems with a protruding jaw, receding chin, jaw joint pain, and lip position. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon. Our team looks forward to seeing how we can help you.