Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants

When it comes to the rehabilitation of incomplete smiles, there are few dental professionals better qualified to provide the precise and gentle care required than an experienced oral & maxillofacial surgeon. At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we provide skilled care for a wide range of complex dentofacial problems requiring surgical intervention. Whether you are thinking about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, or you are in need of a bone graft, corrective jaw surgery, or a sinus lift, you can rest assured that our office is well equipped to address your needs. New patients are always welcome to our state-of-the-art facility, your resource for the latest advances in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s a good idea to discuss rebuilding a complete and beautiful smile with dental implants. An innovative treatment option that comes the closest to replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, implants are distinctly different from other teeth replacement options. This is due to the fact that they behave in much the same way as the roots of actual teeth, and are implanted directly into the jawbone over the course of a minor procedure. At our office, our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon has both the comprehensive knowledge of dentofacial anatomy as well as the technical expertise to place dental implants with the ultimate precision for proper alignment and optimal function. In cases where there is not enough bone available to support the successful placement of a dental implant, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can perform a bone grafting procedure to ensure your implant has the necessary support for a durable and long-lasting result of care.

Patient care and comfort are our top priorities. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, we also offer a range of sedation options to make any procedures at our office more comfortable and stress-free.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

Options in Dental Sedation

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in addressing many complex dental issues that require skilled surgical intervention such as apicectomies, facial trauma, bone grafts, complex extractions, orthognathic surgery and more. Our office is well aware that the prospect of certain procedures, especially ones that are surgical in nature, can leave patients feeling anxious and fearful. To address this apprehension and make each visit a more comfortable experience,we offer a range of options in dental sedation. It’s because oral and maxillofacial surgeons have years of advanced training and are qualified in offering multiple levels of sedation, that they are able to provide surgical care that is more comfortable and stress free.

Depending on your unique needs and level of apprehension, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will determine the form of sedation that is most suitable for your treatment. Types of sedation commonly used for dental procedures include nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, or IV sedation, which is an option typically offered in cases where extensive work is required or a high level of anxiety is present. We will carefully examine your medical records, taking into account any existing health conditions prior to prescribing sedation. You can trust that we will cautiously monitor the dosage and effects of your sedation, always prioritizing your safety and overall health.

A commonly used sedation option is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a gas that can be inhaled through the nose during treatment and acts almost immediately. As a safe, effective, and fast-acting option, nitrous oxide can ease your nerves and make your procedure much more comfortable. Because its effects wear off rather quickly, you will not require an escort to drive you home. In some cases, oral sedatives can be prescribed and taken in advance of treatment. Oral sedatives induce feelings of calming relaxation, and the effects can last for hours after the appointment. Typically, patients taking an oral sedative prior to a procedure require an escort both to and from the office. The same is true with IV sedation, as the medications are directly supplied to your bloodstream, providing immediate effects. For more complex surgical procedures or to provide care for patients with special needs or complex medical conditions, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can also provide care in a hospital setting with general anesthesia.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

If You’re Suffering From Obstructive Sleep Apnea

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in treating oral pathology and facial trauma as well as performing a wide range of surgical procedures on both the hard and soft tissues in the mouth, head, and neck area. From complex dental extractions, biopsies, apicoectomies, and corrective jaw surgery to bone graft procedures, sinus lifts, and the placement of dental implants, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon provides the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care.

As everyone knows, a full night of uninterrupted sleep is vital to one’s overall health and well-being. If your loud snoring is keeping everyone in your household awake, or if you’re not getting the restful night’s sleep you require, obstructive sleep apnea may be to blame. According to statistics, obstructive sleep apnea is a widespread condition that affects approximately 25 million adults throughout the United States. If you are one of the many struggling with this condition, our office can help. We understand the complex relationship between airway function and oral anatomy.

The symptoms and potential consequences of obstructive sleep apnea

In addition to the intermittent blockage of airflow and breathing cessation, those who suffer from sleep apnea can also experience abrupt awakenings and episodes of gasping for air. Because sleep apnea interrupts the normal sleep cycle, sufferers also tend to experience daytime symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. And there are broader implications as well. Obstructive sleep apnea is often a factor in motor vehicle accidents and may contribute to the development of serious medical conditions such as:

• Cardiovascular problems
• Diabetes
• Cancer
• Glaucoma
• Cognitive and Behavioral Issues

Solutions in Care

As a skilled specialist, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is well equipped to treat sleep apnea and can provide a wide range of therapeutic services ranging from behavior modification, oral appliances, or a CPAP device, to surgical procedures to improve airway function and alleviate the symptoms of the condition.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Addressing Traumatic Oral and Facial Injuries

When a facial or dental injury occurs, it not only affects your appearance, but it also causes a host of other issues. A blow to face, jaw, or teeth can severely limit such basic functions as your ability to speak and eat or even breathe with any measure of comfort.At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is trained to provide treatment for all types of facial trauma including the emergency management of dental and maxillofacial injuries, as well as perform a range of facial reconstruction procedures.

Whether you’ve fallen, experienced a sports or work related accident, were involved in a car crash or were the victim of an assault, any measure of direct physical trauma to the teeth, mouth and face has the potential to produce damage that ranges from a minor chipped tooth to more extensive soft tissue injuries and complex fractures of the facial bones. Moreover, maxillofacial trauma can also alter one’s bite, impair oral function, cause facial asymmetry, and even affect one of more of your five senses.

If the extent of an injury exceeds a chip or fractured tooth that can be managed by your regular dentist, it’s always a good idea to see a skilled and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon for care. In this way, any involvement of the surrounding alveolar bone, soft tissue lacerations, or facial bone injuries can be properly evaluated and appropriately treated. With years of advanced training in dentistry, medicine, the complexities of head and neck anatomy, oral function, and facial aesthetics; an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has the expertise to achieve the best outcomes in care.

It’s important to note that facial trauma, which has resulted in a suspected dislocation or jaw fracture requires the immediate attention as significant problems with eating and breathing can ensue. By providing prompt care to address oral and facial injuries, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can minimize complications, accelerate the healing process, restore function and achieve optimal facial aesthetics.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Oral and Facial Trauma: Types and Treatments

Just as traumatic injuries can occur to the body, they can also occur in and around the mouth. Oral trauma can range from dental lacerations to more severe damage to the soft tissues and many bones of the face and skull. These injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, assaults, sports or work related injuries, and falls.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon is trained to provide treatment for all types of facial trauma including the emergency management of oral and maxillofacial injuries, as well as any required facial reconstruction procedures.

Some of the most common injuries include:

Injuries of the teeth and surrounding bone: These include teeth that have been dislodged with or without a part of the surrounding bone, or a tooth that has been completely “knocked out” of its socket. Treatment of these injuries needs to be performed without delay to reposition and stabilize the involved teeth and/or bone in the correct positions.

Soft Tissue Injuries: These include lacerations within the mouth and facial lacerations. The diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries involves repairing the injury to achieve the best cosmetic result, and to maintain function and sensation in the involved area.

Facial Bone Fractures: These include fractures of the upper or lower jaws, fractures to the orbit of the eye, the cheekbone, and nasal fractures. Facial bone fractures are treated in much the same way as fractures of other parts of the body. The goals are to restore alignment, prevent any infections from developing, reestablish function, and to maintain normal facial appearance.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Extraction of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When it comes to skilled and experienced surgical care for issues affecting the teeth and jaws, or head and neck area, you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands at the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon has several years of advanced hospital based training in the complexities of head and neck anatomy and in treating a comprehensive range of oral and maxillofacial defects, disorders and injuries. Whether it’s the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth, a bone graft or a sinus lift for the placement of dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, or facial reconstruction surgery following a traumatic injury,our office is well equipped to provide the precise and effective treatment that is required.

Because oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training and experience in the areas of anesthesia and pain control, our office is able ensure your comfort whether you have sustained dental or facial trauma, are experiencing a dental infection, or are having a regularly scheduled surgical procedure.In fact, all methods of in-office sedation are available for patients who are anxious or may be undergoing an extensive procedure. We also treat some cases in a hospital setting when general anesthesia is indicated or required.If your visit to our state-of-the-art facility is for an emergency, you can feel confident that our staff will get you in for care as quickly as possible.

We take pride in providing the most precise and advanced care to treat a wide range of issues. Our office utilizes leading edge technology to diagnose the source of any emerging or existing problems and provides the highest quality of care. General dentists, as well as other dental specialists, often refer their most complex and challenging extractions and other surgical procedures to our office. We also provide comprehensive diagnostic services and care for TMJ disorders, as well as for individuals afflicted with sleep apnea.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Why A Bone Graft May Be Needed

Missing teeth can do more than create unsightly gaps in your smile. They can also make you look older as the surrounding dental bone gradually resorbs without teeth to provide ongoing stimulation. Fortunately a procedure known as bone grafting can help restore the shape of your smile! At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery we’re well equipped to perform the most advanced and effective bone grafting procedures. In addition to rebuilding areas of hard tissue deficits with bone grafting procedures, we provide a full range of services to treat dental or facial trauma, perform biopsies, manage oral pathology or infections, carry out simple or complex extractions, and place dental implants. We are also well equipped to provide a number of other essential oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures.

Why see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a bone graft?In the hands of a skilled and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental bone can be restored to its original dimensions to support your natural facial contours and repair the damage caused by gum disease, oral trauma, or extractions. Bone grafting procedures are often recommended to facilitate the successful placement of dental implants.

While dental implants demonstrate a long-term success rate of well over 95%, their longevity and stability rely in large part upon the presence of adequate bone support. In our office, we can perform a bone graft at the time of a tooth extraction to preserve the volume needed for the eventual placement of dental implants, or do a bone grafting procedure in areas where teeth had been previously extracted to rebuild a supportive amount of bone. In cases where bone height for a dental implant to replace an upper back tooth is insufficient, we may recommend a procedure known as a “sinus lift.” During this surgical procedure, the maxillary sinus membrane is lifted and bone graft material is added between the jaw and the floor of the sinus to provide the needed depth to successfully support a dental implant.

In addition to bone grafting for purposes of ridge preservation or augmentation to allow for the placement of dental implants, we can also perform what are known as pre-prosthetic surgical procedures to create the ideal support and tissue contours for patients who require fixed bridgework or dentures.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in addressing all types of dental surgical needs as well as treating any pathology or trauma affecting the orofacial area. From corrective jaw surgery to bone graft procedures and sinus lifts, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is experienced in providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it’s a good idea to consult with our office. With years of advanced specialty training, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is well versed in the complex relationship between airway function and oral anatomy.

As everyone knows, a full night of uninterrupted sleep is vital to one’s overall health and well-being. If your loud snoring is keeping everyone in your household awake, or if you’re not getting the restful night’s sleep you require, obstructive sleep apnea may be to blame. According to statistics, obstructive sleep apnea is a widespread condition that affects approximately 25 million adults throughout the United States. In addition to the intermittent blockage of airflow and breathing cessation, those who suffer with sleep apnea can also experience abrupt awakenings and episodes of gasping for air. Because sleep apnea interrupts the normal sleep cycle, sufferers tend to experience daytime symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches and difficulty concentrating. Unfortunately, these symptoms can have dangerous consequences that may result in accidents as well as become contributing factors in the development of serious illnesses. As a skilled specialist our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is well equipped to treat sleep apnea, and can prescribe a custom fabricated oral appliance or other modes of care to alleviate the symptoms of this condition.

At the office of Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.