Brookhaven Oral Surgery
Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating complex oral and maxillofacial conditions. Over the years, advancements in oral surgical techniques and technologies have revolutionized the field, leading to improved patient outcomes and greater comfort during procedures.
At Brookhaven Dental Associates, our oral surgeons offer quality and reliable care if you are in need of oral surgery. Give us a call today with any questions or concerns you may have!
Scope of Oral Surgery
Oral surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures aimed at addressing various oral and maxillofacial conditions. These conditions may include impacted wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), dental implants, oral pathology, facial trauma, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Additionally, our oral surgeons may also collaborate with other medical professionals to treat patients with more complex conditions such as head and neck cancers. The scope of oral surgery extends beyond routine dental procedures, and its importance lies in providing effective solutions to critical dental and facial issues.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally invasive procedures in oral surgery have revolutionized the field, offering patients a range of benefits compared to traditional surgical techniques. These procedures utilize advanced technology and innovative approaches to perform complex oral surgeries with reduced trauma, minimal scarring, and shorter recovery times. In minimally invasive oral surgery, small incisions are made, and specialized tools such as endoscopes and lasers are used to access and treat the affected areas with precision and efficiency. This approach not only minimizes postoperative discomfort but also lowers the risk of complications and infections. Patients can now undergo treatments like wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, and gum surgeries with confidence, knowing that they will experience less pain and downtime, while achieving excellent results and preserving their oral health in the long term.
Dental implants are one of the most remarkable achievements in oral surgery, providing a permanent and reliable solution for patients with missing teeth. These implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. The success rate of dental implants is exceptionally high, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Innovations in implant materials and techniques have made the procedure more predictable and efficient. Patients who opt for dental implants experience improved oral function, enhanced aesthetics, and a boost in self-confidence, highlighting the transformative impact of oral surgery on patients' lives.
Anesthesia and Sedation
Our oral surgeons prioritize patient comfort and safety during surgical procedures, and advancements in anesthesia and sedation techniques have played a crucial role in achieving this goal. Local anesthesia remains a standard practice for numbing the surgical site, but for more extensive procedures or anxious patients, sedation options are available. Intravenous (IV) sedation and general anesthesia are administered by our trained professionals to ensure the patient's comfort and manage pain effectively. These techniques allow patients to undergo complex oral surgeries without experiencing stress or pain, leading to a more positive surgical experience overall.
Oral surgery continues to be a vital field of dentistry, addressing complex oral and maxillofacial conditions with precision and expertise. The advancements in surgical techniques, the advent of dental implants, and the integration of advanced imaging technologies have significantly improved patient care and outcomes. Through continuous research and innovation, our oral surgeons strive to further enhance our practice, making oral surgery an essential component of modern dental care. If you require any oral surgical procedures, it is crucial to consult with our qualified oral surgeons to discuss the best treatment options for your specific needs. Contact us today!