There are several specialties under the umbrella of dentistry. Oral surgery focuses on the treatment of dental conditions requiring surgical intervention. This includes extractions, bone grafts, dental implant placement, and corrective jaw surgery, among other things. At National Dental East Meadow, we have oral surgeons on staff to assist patients who require dental surgery. With advanced technology and innovative techniques, we provide the highest level of care possible so that patients can enjoy a comfortable experience and a quick recovery.
Laser technology has vastly improved the way we do dentistry. There are two kinds of lasers we use at our practice. First, our water laser can remove decay and shape hard tissues, such as teeth and bones. This type of laser replaces a traditional dental drill, which can be loud and unsettling for patients. In addition, a dental laser offers maximum precision, meaning more of your natural tooth structure is left intact. We also use a diode laser for soft tissue surgeries. This device cauterizes tissues as it incises, resulting in reduced surgical bleeding. Consequently, this means diminished post-treatment discomfort, swelling, and bleeding as well. >>Learn more about laser dentistry
Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. In some cases, patients even skip appointments altogether due to the fear of going to the dentist. At our practice, we offer IV sedation to help our patients relax during oral surgery procedures. Because the sedative medications are administered intravenously, the effects are virtually immediate. Patients who choose this option will enter a state of relaxation referred to as “twilight sleep”. While individuals will be able to respond to the surgical team if necessary, most will simply sleep through the procedure. >> Learn more about IV Sedation
Types of Oral Surgery
At National Dental East Meadow, we offer a variety of oral surgery procedures. In the sections below, we will explore a few of the most common.
While a third set of molars were beneficial for our primitive ancestors, they do not serve a purpose for us today. In fact, most of the time, wisdom teeth grow in sideways, or they become partially or fully impacted in the jawbone. These complications can result in further problems, such as decay, gum disease, abscesses, and pain, among other things. For this reason, dentists widely agree that wisdom teeth should be removed preventatively to improve the overall condition of your teeth and gums. >> Learn more about wisdom teeth
Although we prefer to save your natural teeth if we can, there are instances when extracting them is the best choice for long-term oral health. For example, a tooth compromised by decay or disease can have a negative impact on the neighboring teeth. It is important to remove the source of infection so that overall oral health can be maintained.
If a tooth must be removed, we almost always recommend replacing it. Dental implants are the most sought-after teeth-replacement solution available today. Our doctors can talk with you about your options and determine if dental implants are right for you. At National Dental, we can place and restore your implants, all in one location.
Contact National Dental East Meadow
If you are in need of oral surgery, consider scheduling a visit at National Dental. Contact us online anytime or call us at (516) 962-2292.