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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may be required to diagnose or treat injuries and diseases in the mouth. Biopsies can determine the presence of oral cancer or tumors, which may then be surgically removed. Tooth extractions prevent or treat damage caused by impacted wisdom teeth or crowding. Surgical contouring of the jaw or gum line can correct jaw alignment problems, TMJ, malocclusion ("bad bite"), or other problems.

The oral surgeons at Dental Health Associates, P.A. are experienced and skilled in all areas of oral surgery, including wisdom teeth, dental implants, and tooth extractions with sedation.

Wisdom Teeth

When they are correctly aligned, wisdom teeth pose no threat to the mouth and may even be helpful. Often, though, problems develop that necessitate their removal.

When the jaw is too small to accommodate the extra teeth, they may erupt sideways (impacted), part of the way, or not at all. Improperly erupted wisdom teeth have the potential to damage nearby teeth, bone and roots, and invite bacterial infection, which in turn leads to pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and other problems. Removal by an oral surgeon is swift and effective.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a stable base for replacement teeth that look, feel, and work like natural teeth. With dental implants, a person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat and smile with confidence. Implants can replace one tooth or several missing teeth.

Dental implants are cylinders made of titanium that are surgically implanted into the jaw. The jaw bone grows around the base of the implant, while the top protrudes through the gums. Once they are secure in the jaw, the posts serve as anchors for tooth replacements such as fixed crowns and bridges and secure removable dentures.

Extractions with Sedation

Nervous or sensitive patients can relax thanks to dental sedation. Patients feel no pain during or after treatment and have little or no memory of the visit. Sedation also allows extraction treatment to be done in a single appointment.

Oral surgery is available at Dental Health Associates, P.A., and we gladly accept most insurance plans. Call our central toll-free number (888) 995-8095 for more information and to schedule an appointment with a New Jersey oral surgeon near you.