Tooth extraction and dental implant placement are common surgical procedures that can optimize oral health and make your smile beautiful. At Hartsdale Dental Care in Hartsdale, New York, cosmetic dentist Andrew Woo, DDS, and his team offer numerous types of oral surgery to improve the appearance of your smile and prevent oral health complications. Schedule a consultation with Hartsdale Dental Care by phone or book online to determine if oral surgery is right for you.
Oral surgery at Hartsdale Dental Care includes minor surgical procedures that restore your teeth or gums, replace missing teeth, or remove teeth that are damaged, infected, or too crowded. The Hartsdale Dental Care team uses the most advanced, innovative oral surgery technology and procedures to give you the best outcome.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery at Hartsdale Dental Care, Dr. Woo and his team look at your teeth and gums and take dental X-rays. If you require full mouth rehabilitation, they ask about your desired outcome to find a solution to best meet your needs.
Before oral surgery, follow Dr. Woo’s instructions. He might ask you to stop taking certain medications and avoid foods and drinks the morning of your surgery. Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
Just before oral surgery, Dr. Woo numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain. He offers a sedative to help you relax. Depending on the type procedure you undergo, Dr. Woo might complete the following:
Dr. Woo makes a tiny incision in your gums to remove wisdom teeth or teeth that are decaying, damaged, or too crowded. He closes the incision and applies gauze to the treatment area to control any bleeding.
During dental implant placement, Dr. Woo places titanium artificial tooth roots into your jawbone. After a period of healing, he can bond crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants to replace missing teeth.
If you have a receding gum line associated with gum disease, Dr. Woo might use soft tissue grafts to restore your gums and better support your teeth.
If you have an inadequate amount of bone mass in your jaw to support dental implants, Dr. Woo can use grafts to restore and strengthen the bone.
When recovering after oral surgery, get plenty of rest. Eat a soft foods diet as directed, take medications prescribed by Dr. Woo, and ice the treatment area. He might ask you to avoid drinking through a straw or chewing on hard foods for a set period of time.
Attend all follow-up dental appointments, and call Hartsdale Dental Care if you experience new or worsening symptoms after oral surgery.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery, call the Hartsdale Dental Care office or schedule a consultation online today.