“Is Oral Surgery Right For Me?”
Even with the best preventive dentistry measures, sometimes oral surgery is the best option. When oral surgery is required, New York General Dentistry is here to take excellent care of you.
Whether it’s removing wisdom teeth, restoring a tooth suffering from extensive decay, or helping you recover from gum disease, we’re here to help. Our board-certified dental specialists and oral surgeons provide a variety of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures and the highest quality of care to relieve pain and restore your health. All surgery procedures can be performed in our state-of-the-art New York dental office.
With an emphasis on comfort, precise results, and easy recovery, our team works hand-in-hand with you to ensure your dental surgery procedure is as stress-free as possible.
Types of Oral Surgery
Maxillofacial surgery is focused on the jaw and lower facial regions. This type of surgery is usually recommended by Dr. Chern if you have a misaligned jaw that causes issues with chewing or speaking. Additionally, this type of surgery can help alleviate TMJ disorders, relieving facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms of TMJ. This surgery can not only help your comfort, lifestyle, and oral health but can also improve your cosmetic appearance and function.
A common procedure performed by oral surgeons is tooth extraction. Extractions are usually necessary for resolving extensive decay, trauma, or overcrowding in the mouth. Removing diseased tissue restores the mouth to health and function and prevents further concerns from developing in the teeth or other oral tissues. Often, tooth extraction is performed in tandem with restorative treatments like implants or bridges to make sure your smile remains complete and you don’t experience negative side-effects from gaps in your smile.
Dental implants are usually used to replace missing teeth. They work by placing a socket in the jawbone where a rod can be attached to support a fabricated tooth or bridge. The process is often performed under local anesthesia and requires several months of healing prior to final crown placement. Dental implants can restore your oral function and fill in missing gaps where teeth were lost or extracted.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Although some people don’t experience any problems with their wisdom teeth, many people need them removed at some point. This is because they can cause concerns like crowding, shifting, problems with your bite, or even discomfort if the wisdom teeth aren’t removed within the right timeframe.
Bone grafting is a minor surgery where bone material from elsewhere on your body (or from another source) is deposited into the jaw to combat bone loss. Bone loss usually happens as a result of decay, but it may also be necessary to perform a bone grafting procedure onto the jaw in order to place implants.
This type of oral surgery is used to expose more of the tooth structure by reshaping the gum and bone tissue. This can have a lot of benefits including cosmetic (to address a gummy smile) or for certain restorative procedures.
Tooth Extraction FAQ’s
Are you awake during tooth extraction?
Can a dentist pull an infected tooth?
Can I brush my teeth with toothpaste after tooth extraction?
Can I drink cold water after tooth extraction?
Do I keep gauze in overnight after tooth extraction?
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures in the same day?
Can you see the blood clot after tooth extraction?
Can you shower after tooth extraction?
Do dentists prescribe painkillers for tooth extraction?
How do you get a tooth out painless and fast?
How do you sleep after a tooth extraction?
Do I need time off work after tooth extraction?
Do I sleep with gauze after tooth extraction?
How long do you have to use salt water after tooth extraction?
How do you eat after a tooth extraction?
How long do you have to wear gauze after tooth extraction?
How long will I spit blood after tooth extraction?
How many teeth can be extracted at once?
How long does it take for a clot to form after a tooth extraction?
How painful is a tooth extraction?
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
How soon after tooth extraction can I eat?
How long should you wait to drink water after getting a tooth pulled?
Is it OK to spit after tooth extraction?
Is it safe to swallow blood from tooth extraction?
What does blood clot after tooth extraction look like?
Should I get a root canal or extraction?
What happens after tooth extraction?
What happens if you have a tooth pulled and dont replace it?
Should you rest after tooth extraction?
What is the best mouthwash to use after a tooth extraction?
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When can I return to work after tooth extraction?
Why does my tooth extraction hurt more at night?
How long do I keep gauze in after a tooth extraction?
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“I have been Dr. Chern’s patient for several years now and I have no intention of ever finding another dentist. When you find an amazing dentist, you stick with them. She’s honest, professional, and knows what she’s doing. Her staff is just as amazing.”– David K.
The Oral Surgery Process and What to Expect
Your First Appointment (30-45 minutes)
Dr. Chern will speak with you during a consultation to discuss your oral surgery options in Midtown. A surgical treatment plan will be formulated, and our team will coordinate your subsequent appointments. We are partnered with experienced oral surgical specialists all around New York and can ensure you receive consistent and high-quality care.
Your Surgical Appointment (60-90 minutes)
Your oral surgeon will make sure you know what to expect during your surgery. Most oral surgeries are performed using a local anesthetic or IV sedation, meaning you’ll be comfortable and relaxed throughout. You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions to follow, as well as what to expect from follow-up with your oral surgeon or our office. Your oral surgeon will coordinate any relevant information with us as well so that we can keep track of your treatment.
Your Follow-Up Appointment (15-30 minutes)
As you recover, it’s important to keep an eye on your progress and take the right steps for the next part in your treatment plan, whether this includes restorative devices or further care from Dr. Chern. We’ll make sure you know whether to come back for another follow-up and can help you schedule accordingly.
Caring for Your Oral Surgery Results
Your oral surgeon will provide detailed instructions to follow to ensure a successful recovery. When it comes to maintaining your results for the long term, make sure to follow these steps:
- Eat a healthy diet (with moderate amounts of sweets and soft drinks)
- See your board-certified dentist regularly for check-ups and hygiene appointments (every 4-6 months)
- Brush your teeth twice daily for 2 minutes with a soft or electric brush
- Floss every day or use a water flosser (Waterpik)
Are you awake during IV sedation?
Can I be sedated for tooth extraction?
Can you eat and drink before dental sedation?
Can you request to be sedated at the dentist?
Do I need sedation for tooth extraction?
Does sedation dentistry cost more?
Can you feel anything under sedation?
How does sedation dentistry work?
Is dental IV sedation safe?
How long after sedation can you drive?
How long does dental sedation last?
Is dental sedation safe?
What are the side effects of oral sedation?
How long does it take conscious sedation to wear off?
Is conscious sedation safer than general anesthesia?
What drugs are used for sedation?
What is minimal sedation?
What kind of sedation is used for tooth extraction?
What sedation is used for dentistry?
What can I expect after sedation dentistry?
What should I do before dental sedation?
Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?
Why no food or drink before IV sedation?
What Makes Our Office the Right Fit for Your Dental Needs?
Dr. Chern will evaluate your dental health, working carefully with our team to diagnose the problem and recommend the best surgical treatment. We’ll create a treatment plan personalized just for you.
When you visit our Midtown East, New York dentist office with surgical needs, we’ll help you feel calm, relaxed, and confident about your dental health future. Your comfort is our top priority.
Using our advanced network of surgical specialists, we’ll ensure you get the highest quality care and amazing results. From start to finish, our attention to detail is unparalleled!
Meet With Dr. Chern &
Our Manhattan Team
New York General Dentistry was built on the foundation of genuine care for patients, their health, and our community. We’ll work with you each step of the way in your oral health journey. If your dental health requires surgical intervention, we’re here to help. To get started, we invite you to schedule an appointment with the board-certified dentist and oral surgeon, Dr. Chern, by calling or filling out our online form.
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