Oral surgery is the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of injuries and defects in the mouth, teeth, face, jaws and soft tissues of the mouth and jaw region.
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that are hard to reach because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully (e.g. impacted wisdom teeth).
Oral surgery is used to place the dental implant sockets into the jawbone. Photographs, dental models and X-rays are first analyzed to obtain a clear vision of the final restoration. Dr. Garelick uses 3D Cat Scanner to determine the exact oral problem and for the placement of the dental implant before the surgical visit.
Oral surgery is typically performed in the office of the oral surgeon and most cases are accomplished within a few hours.
Surgical extractions and implant placement require an incision, and may be performed using sedation such as oral sedation or nitrous oxide.
Types of procedures include:
- Cyst or tumor removal
- Dental Extraction
- Dental implants
- Dry Socket Correction
- Tooth extractions
- Wisdom Teeth Removal