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Frequently Asked Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Questions – Roslyn, NY

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Do your wisdom teeth have to be removed? Are dental implants really your best tooth replacement option? Will you be sedated for your treatment? We get all kinds of questions from our patients every day, and we take the time to answer each and every one of them in as much detail as possible. After all, a well-informed patient is one that can take their oral health into their own hands! If you don’t see your own question listed among the common inquiries below, give us a call.

What unique services do you offer?

What services do you offer?

Should everyone have their wisdom teeth removed?

What is Teeth in a Day?

What are Zygomatic Implants?

What are the benefits of Jaw Surgery?

What are my Sedation options?

Benefits of Growth Factor Therapy?

How Can Implants Improve Dentures?

What Advanced Technology do you use?

How do you treat Oral Cancer?

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Anyone who has lost at least one tooth can be considered a potential candidate for dental implants. In order to undergo the surgery, you need a healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and a jawbone that’s capable of fusing with and supporting dental implants. There are certain procedures that we can perform – such as bone grafting – in order to make implants a viable option for those who wouldn’t be able to get them otherwise.

How Long Will It Take to Get Teeth After Implant Surgery?

When normal surgical techniques are used, it’s usually a minimum of 3 months before you can have new teeth attached to your dental implants. However, the Teeth in a Day procedure inserts implants into your jaw at a specific angle to take advantage of the densest areas of the bone, which gives them the stability to support a temporary restoration right away. Also, zygomatic implants are inserted into bone tissue that does not resorb, again making it possible to attach a restoration right away. We will discuss the different implant procedures in more detail during your initial consultation and determine whether same-day implants are an option in your case.

Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth that don’t cause pain, don’t damage other teeth, and don’t significantly increase your risk for cavities and gum disease can be kept. But if they’re currently causing significant complications or could cause complications later, we highly recommend having them removed as early as you can.

Can a TMJ Disorder Be Treated with Surgery?

If more conservative treatment options have already failed, you may consider surgery to relieve TMJ-related pain and restore full use of the joint. You may be a candidate for TMJ surgery if:

  • You experience intense pain or tenderness when moving your mouth.
  • You can’t fully open or close your mouth.
  • Your jaw pain is interfering with your ability to eat and drink.
  • Your pain is growing worse even with nonsurgical treatments.

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

A bone graft may be necessary after surgical tooth extraction since the bone will start to resorb once it’s no longer receiving stimulation from the tooth. The procedure is also often necessary for patients who have spent some time wearing traditional dentures before opting to get dental implants. We’ll only recommend a bone graft after examining your mouth and considering your long-term oral health goals.

Will I Feel Pain During My Surgery?

We can numb your mouth for the procedure, and a local anesthetic can be used to put you in a completely relaxed state where you don’t experience pain or fear for the duration of your treatment. Feel free to ask about the steps we take to ensure your comfort before your appointment.

Will You Take My Insurance?

We accept a variety of dental and medical insurance plans. We can answer questions about your coverage and the overall insurance process, and we’ll electronically file all of the necessary claims on your behalf at the end of your visit.