Family Dental Group of Brewster
1620 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509
The dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery involves diagnosing, treating, and correcting diseases, injuries, and defects of the mouth, jaw, and face. Although commonly referred to as dental surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery is distinguished by various names depending on the type of surgery being performed. Oral surgery includes procedures involving the mouth. Maxillofacial surgery includes face and jaw surgery. Orthognathic surgery is another type of jaw surgery used to correct misalignment and other irregularities of the jaw.
The following are a few of the services our dental office provides for oral surgery in Brewster.
If a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or damaged to the point that it cannot be saved, extraction may be the only option. Extractions may also be necessary when the teeth are overcrowded or to make room for the teeth to move during orthodontic treatment. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common types of oral surgery since these teeth frequently become impacted or emerge through the jaw at an angle that can damage the jaw or surrounding teeth.
Most oral cancers have a high cure rate if caught early. An oral surgeon has the advanced training necessary to diagnose cancers of the mouth, face, and jaw and can recommend appropriate treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Oral surgeons also specialize in other diseases and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial area. Our oral surgery specialists use a variety of methods to treat a wide range of oral health conditions, including salivary gland disorders, palatal cysts, and hairy or patchwork tongue.
Our goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure. Depending on the type of procedure being performed, we offer oral sedation, IV sedation, and local and general anesthesia. The surgeon will help you choose the appropriate sedation or anesthesia when you discuss your treatment plan.
A sinus lift is typically done to prepare the jaw for dental implants. The procedure involves adding bone between the upper jaw and sinuses on either side of the nose. This ensures that the jaw has the necessary bone height to support dental implant posts, among other purposes.
Platelet rich plasma therapy involves using your own blood to reduce bleeding and promote tissue regeneration and healing following oral or maxillofacial surgeries.
Every patient that we see has unique dental care needs. Many of our patients are referred to us by their primary care physician or dentist. If you believe that you are a candidate for surgery or any of the procedures that we offer, call us at (845) 764-9263 to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options. Our staff is also happy to answer any questions that you may have about the insurance plans that we accept and the financing plans that we offer.