No one enjoys hearing that they might need oral surgery. Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to stabilize your oral health and protect your smile. Our specialists at National Dental Douglaston can perform a number of procedures for patients who require surgical intervention. From extractions to bone grafts and gum treatments, we are equipped to address any need you may have. We will briefly explore some of the most common procedures performed by our oral surgeon in Queens, NY.
Laser technology has improved upon time-tested procedures, making them more accurate and predictable. At our office, we can use our dental lasers for hard and soft tissue treatments. For example, rather than use a dental drill, our doctors use a handheld laser to remove decay and reshape the bone. When it comes to gum treatments, our laser takes the place of a scalpel. Cauterizing as it incises, our soft tissue diode laser reduces surgical bleeding and diminishes post-operative discomfort and swelling. We use laser dentistry whenever possible to provide our patients with effective, comfortable care.>>Learn more about laser dentistry
We prefer to save teeth whenever we can. After all, even with the latest advances, natural teeth are still superior to anything we have to replace them. However, in some cases, a tooth must be removed in order to preserve your overall oral health. If a tooth is infected, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the oral cavity, compromising the adjacent teeth. Therefore, if a tooth cannot be repaired through restorative treatments, it must be extracted. Our modern techniques are far less invasive than treatments in the past, and far more comfortable for our patients. If you must have a tooth removed, we can speak with you about your replacement options.
One of the most common procedures we perform is wisdom teeth removal. While we try to save most of the natural teeth in the mouth, wisdom teeth are the only exceptions. These third molars generally erupt by the time patients are in their early twenties, and in most cases, they cause problems. For example, they may grow in crooked or sideways. They may not even erupt at all, becoming trapped in the jawbone. In all of these scenarios, wisdom teeth can lead to more complex oral health issues, such as decay, gum disease, infections, and more. Therefore, it is widely recommended that patients have them removed in order to preserve the rest of their dentition. >> Learn more about wisdom teeth
No matter how simple or complex your procedure, it is normal to feel anxious. At National Dental Douglaston, patient comfort is incredibly important to us. That is why we choose to offer IV sedation for patients who can benefit from it. This treatment induces a state of relaxation by delivering sedative medications directly to the bloodstream so patients can be comfortable during their procedure. Those who choose this option will need a responsible adult to accompany them to and from our office.>> Learn more about IV Sedation
Contact Your Oral Surgeon in Queens, NY
If you require oral surgery, or if you would like to explore your treatment options, schedule an appointment at National Dental Douglaston. Call us at (718) 407-0574 or contact us online anytime.