COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
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.
Our goal is for you to have a healthy smile that you are proud to show off; we consider this our best advertising. Schedule a consultation with us if you are considering restoring your smile and we will walk you through all of your options.
Why Was I Referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the expertise to handle complex surgeries, including plastic surgery to the face. They are specialists who have continued their education after dental school so they have experience in disciplines such as emergency medical care, anesthesiology and general surgery techniques, which they perfect in a hospital-based residency. Local dentists trust us with their patients who have complex issues.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty that the American Dental Association acknowledges as one of the nine specialties in the dental field.
Which Types of Oral Surgery Services Are the Most Common?
We perform a full scope of services; however, extracting impacted wisdom teeth is probably the most common procedure that oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform. Here is a list of common procedures that our oral and maxillofacial surgeon in South Philadelphia performs on a routine basis:
Wisdom Tooth Extraction and Difficult Removals
Wisdom teeth often do not fit into an adult’s mouth. They may remain trapped in the gum or partially emerge, pushing against other teeth. Our oral surgeon in South Philadelphia will remove wisdom teeth that may cause problems in the future, using the appropriate anesthesia to make you as comfortable as possible. We also accept referrals from dentists who have patients with broken or cracked teeth that present a difficult extraction situation.
Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that provide a foundation for an artificial tooth. The tooth will look and feel like a natural tooth, therefore, you will retain the contours of your face. With missing teeth, your face will sag making you look older. Unlike dentures, artificial teeth anchor themselves into your jawbone, so you can eat your favorite foods again without worrying about your teeth falling out.
Bone Grafting Procedures
Bone grafting restores the jawbone which is vital for other procedures. This includes dental implants, which need a bone to anchor to so the artificial tooth will function like a natural tooth. When you have missing teeth, the jawbone deteriorates in that spot because it no longer receives stimulation from chewing. Schedule an appointment with our office if you would like to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Denture Related Procedures
We routinely see patients who have small bony bumps in their mouth. As a denture-related procedure, we remove mouth bumps through oral surgery in South Philadelphia. Additionally, we perform any extractions that prevent a person from having dentures made.
Temporomandibular Joint Treatment (TMJ / TMD)
Our oral surgeon in South Philadelphia will sit down with you to learn what is happening with your TMJ disorder and uncover which actions cause you pain. We understand that you have been trying to track down the source of your headache or earache for a long time. Call us for a consultation and to learn what treatment options are available to you.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis: Lesion Biopsy and Removal
We are passionate about early detection of oral cancer at our oral surgery in South Philadelphia. If your family dentist referred you to us for a diagnosis, the first step is to take a sample of the suspicious tissue and have it tested. We remove lesions, if necessary, from the comfort of our office. Please call our oral surgery office as quickly as possible if your dentist suggests that you call. Early detection is the best defense.
We want you leave our office after your initial consultation and feel as if you can trust your health to our dental professional, who strives to be regarded as the best oral surgeon to meet your specific needs. We perform a number of other surgeries as well as offering sleep apnea treatments. Call our office for a consultation if you would like to see how we make every effort to earn your trust.