Long Island Oral Surgery
Sachem Dental Group has provided comprehensive dental and oral surgery services for over three decades. Because we are a team of multi-specialty general dentists, we are able to better accommodate the unique needs of our patients without referring them off-site to 3rd party providers.
From wisdom teeth to jaw surgery, our experienced dental team is able to facilitate the highest quality of care for our patients in Suffolk County.
Type of Surgical Services We Provide
Oral surgery encompasses a variety of different techniques and procedures, all of which affect the bone or soft tissues surrounding your teeth (some more complex than others.) As your primary oral health provider, we partner with you and your family to determine when such services are necessary.
In most cases, an oral surgery is due to dental rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction, or the result of disease/injury.
Here are some of the types of surgical services that we offer in our Long Island practice:
- Tooth Extractions (Simple and Surgical) — When a tooth is damaged past the point of being able to restore, it’s typically best to remove it. Not only does an extraction eliminate the source of pain, it prevents infection from spreading elsewhere into the mouth or adjacent teeth. Removing diseased teeth is often an essential step in full mouth rehabilitation.
- Wisdom Tooth Removal — Impacted and partially erupted 3rd molars often suffer from decay, gum disease, or create pressure and swelling inside of the mouth. As they push into the adjacent teeth, crowding may result. Removing these extra teeth can help to maintain optimal oral health on an overall scale.
- Bone Grafting and Augmentation — Bone loss is often associated with periodontal disease, tooth extractions, or wearing a denture for an extended period of time. If you’re planning to get dental implants or preserve a tooth affected by bone resorption, grafting can optimize the area for lifelong stability and support. Has a previous dentist told you that you’re not a candidate for implants because of bone loss? Talk to our experienced team to find out if bone augmentation is the right solution.
- Soft Tissue Grafts — Receding gum lines can leave tooth roots exposed, causing significant sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and major aesthetic concerns. It’s typically due to trauma, aggressive tooth brushing, orthodontic treatment, or gum disease. By grafting tissue over these areas, you can prevent embarrassment, root surface cavities, and further stabilize the tooth. We implement advanced soft tissue techniques to minimize discomfort and ensure a successful, speedy recovery.
- Jaw Surgery — A broken or misaligned jaw may require surgery in order to facilitate proper function and occlusion (alignment of the teeth.) This complex surgery requires precision and experience upon the part of the surgeon. In many cases, broken jaw treatments are best handled by a dental specialist instead of a general surgeon.
- Oral Cancer Surgery — The most effective oral cancer treatment is early screening. By diagnosing signs of pathology earlier, we can significantly improve the outcome and quality of life of our patients. If precancerous or pathological tissues have come back positive after a biopsy, we can arrange to have the area surgically removed to help prevent it from spreading elsewhere. Our dentists will directly discuss your case with your oncologist or medical doctor to determine the appropriate care plan as it relates to surgery and/or other cancer therapies.
- Reconstructive Surgery — An automobile accident, traumatic injury, or facial deformity can affect everything about your oral anatomy. When your smile or area around the mouth needs to be reconstructed, you want a provider who understands orofacial anatomy better than anyone else! Your procedure is completed in a completely confidential manner that is attentive to your comfort and time concerns.
- Cleft Palate Surgery — During fetal development, it’s possible for certain tissues in and around the mouth to fail to grow and fuse together. This can result in cleft lips and palates, which inhibit feeding and/or speech development. In most cases, children will require several different cleft surgeries as they grow and physically mature. Our Suffolk County dentists understand that cleft surgery is just as important anatomically as it is to the emotional health of our patients and their families.
Oral Surgery Consultations in Long Island
If you’ve been told that you need a particular oral surgery, want a second opinion, or simply have questions about how a particular procedure could help you achieve better dental health, Sachem Dental Group is happy to assist you.
During your surgical consultation we will discuss your concerns, answer any questions that you may have, and then assess the area in question. A series of X-rays, images, and/or impressions may be needed to further evaluate your case. If it’s determined that you do need surgery, a more in-depth examination may be necessary.
Before scheduling your surgery, our patient coordinators will fully review your recommended care plan with you, including all fees involved, the number of appointments necessary, and how dental and/or medical insurance will come into play. You will have all of the information that you need to make an educated decision about your surgical needs. Sedation options are available!
Keeping You Comfortable
As with any type of surgery, your comfort is a primary concern. That’s why our Long Island dentists provide safe and effective sedation and analgesia options for longer and more complex procedures. Your safety is extremely important to us; only licensed sedation providers administer your medication and oversee the treatment. Additionally, all of our support staff are certified to assist during sedation appointments.
Whether you want to “sleep through the entire visit” or remain in a lighter, conscious state, we have appropriate levels of anesthesia and sedatives to choose from, including:
• Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
• Light oral conscious sedation
• Intravenous (IV) sedation
• General anesthesia
If fear of your surgery has been the main reason you’ve put it off for so long, it’s time to call Sachem Dental Group. We’ll be happy to discuss how we can make your procedure as comfortable and straightforward as possible. Contact us today to schedule a no-pressure consultation!