Maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile sometimes requires oral surgery. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, a team of experienced aesthetic and family dentists provides surgical services to enhance your smile. From dental implant surgery to wisdom teeth removal, Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights offers a broad range of surgical treatments at their office in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Call or book an appointment online now to learn more.
Oral surgery refers to any type of surgical procedure that affects the mouth and jaw. While maxillofacial surgery focuses on conditions affecting the face and jaw, dental surgery specifically treats conditions inside the mouth. These procedures typically involve the soft tissues of your mouth, such as your gums or inner cheeks.
Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights offers several oral surgery treatments, including:
Dental implants are thin titanium posts that replace your natural tooth roots. They’re recommended as a permanent solution to missing teeth. During dental implant surgery, the team makes an incision in your gum tissue and inserts the implant through the socket left behind by your missing tooth. The implant then connects to your replacement tooth.
Wisdom teeth are often called your third molars because they develop between the ages of 17 and 21. By this time, your jaw is already fully developed and may not be able to support these new teeth. As a result, wisdom teeth can become partially or fully impacted beneath your gum line. To prevent further complications, the team may recommend removing these teeth.
A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. This individualized procedure typically involves a combination of treatments, such as dental implants and crowns or endodontic therapy and tooth-colored fillings. If you need implants or a gum graft, the team performs oral surgery.
Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights offers sedation dentistry, with a number of options to keep you calm and free of pain during oral surgery. Oral sedation uses medications that relax your body to enhance your comfort during surgery. Deep sedation may even cause you to fall asleep during your procedure. Along with sedation, the team applies a numbing agent to your treatment area.
Most surgical procedures of the mouth require at least a few days of recovery time. The team may send you home with gauze to staunch your bleeding and prevent infection. They may also recommend anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and swelling in your mouth. It’s important to rest and stay hydrated while you recover from oral surgery.
Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods until you heal from your procedure. The length of time it takes to fully heal depends on your specific procedure.
To learn more, call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or schedule an appointment online today.