Oral Surgery Brooklyn
We provide oral surgery procedures at our Brooklyn practice, including extractions, placement of dental implants, and wisdom tooth removal. These procedures can improve the quality of your life if you have experienced advanced tooth decay, tooth loss, or impacted wisdom teeth. Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and E. Lisa Reid have the advanced training and experience needed to restore health, function, esthetics and comfort to patients with very serious needs. If you are suffering with a smile compromised by decay, missing teeth, TMJ, or impaction, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Third molars, often referred to as wisdom teeth, typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Although wisdom teeth can develop in proper alignment with the rest of your teeth, they are often impacted. This means that instead of erupting into their proper position, they erupt at an angle and lean against the in front of them. Wisdom teeth can be partially impacted where part of the tooth is above the gum line and part of it is below the gum line. Wisdom teeth can also be fully impacted where the entire tooth is below the gum line.This can result in damage to surrounding teeth, infection, cysts, and considerable pain. If your wisdom teeth have become impacted, we can provide wisdom tooth extraction under local anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation makes the extraction of wisdom teeth more comfortable for the patient because the patient is asleep. IV sedation also allows antibiotics and pain medications to be administered during the procedure which leads to less post operative swelling and discomfort..
If you have teeth that are severely damaged or decayed, that cannot be salvaged through a root canal therapy or periodontal treatment, an extraction may be necessary. By extracting these teeth, we can begin the process of treating any underlying gum or bone defects and restoring your function and smile with dental implants or other restorations. Difficult tooth extractions can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Dental implants are small, threaded titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Dental implants are widely considered to be the treatment of choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants fuse directly to the jaw bone by a process known as osseointegration. In addition dental implants prevent the loss of bone which occurs when a tooth is extracted or when an extraction site has been left untreated. Implants mimic the roots of natural teeth thereby maintaining the height, width, and density of the supporting bone. Implants can also be used to support overdentures. During the first phase of dental implant surgery the threaded titanium post is placed into the jaw bone. The implant will remain in the bone and continue to heal over the following three to six months. After this process is complete the implant is uncovered and restored with a crown which looks and feels just like a natural tooth.On occasion a temporary crown can be placed immediately after implant placement. Dental implant surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Dr. Stanislaus also performs bone grafting for patients who require the preparatory procedure.
TMJ Disorder Surgery
While oral appliances and physical therapy are often enough to correct most cases of TMJ disorder, sometimes patients require surgical treatment. If you suffer from jaw pain, have difficulty opening your jaw, or notice pops and clicks when you open your mouth despite other options, Dr. Stanislaus can perform a variety of procedures to realign your jaw joint and relieve discomfort. In milder cases, the joint can be easily washed out with needles. Other patients may need a deeper level of examination and correction. Most of these procedures are performed while patients receive general anesthesia to minimize their discomfort.
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Your oral health is paramount to your overall health, comfort, and quality of life. If you are in need of advanced dental care, please contact our offices today to schedule a consultation.