Bayside Oral Surgery

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Oral Surgery may be necessary for a variety of dental issues that could be causing a patient substantial pain. At Queens Village Dentist, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of modern dental procedures in the realm of Bayside oral surgery. One of the most common causes for oral surgery is impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last set (third set) of molars to come in. Many times these last teeth give us the most problems.

When a tooth does not have the room to come in, it may become what’s called impacted. Although any tooth could become impacted, impacted wisdom teeth are the most common. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that are trying to make their way into your mouth but have become stuck at some point under the gums. They may be stuck on the second molar in front of them, or they might just not have enough room to make their way down. Either way, you will need oral surgery in order to properly extract them. If impacted teeth are left untreated, they could lead to permanent damage to nearby teeth, bones and gums, or even lead to the formation of cysts and tumors; potentially destroying sections of your jaw.

Other conditions which may require Bayside oral surgery include temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), unequal jaw growth, or to improve the fit of dentures. The TMJ is located in front of the ear, where the skull and lower jaw meet. Often times problems with this joint are a precursor to common headaches and facial pain. At Queens Village Dentist, we will determine which course of action is right for you. Most TMJ disorders can be treated with medication, physical therapy, and/or splints. When we see a specific problem with the joint or notice an advanced case of the disorder, we may suggest oral surgery to the patient.

Some people suffer from improper teeth alignment, which is usually caused by unequal jaw growth. When the jaw fails to grow properly it could cause issues in speaking, eating, breathing or swallowing. Sometimes Bayside oral surgery is required to move parts of the upper or lower jaw into a new position that will create balance and function for the patient.

Most commonly oral surgery is needed to repair broken facial bones due to serious injury to the face after major accidents. Oral surgeons may also be called on to remove lesions or abnormal growths and send them for biopsies, when a patient has a facial infection that can be life-threatening, or when impacted teeth are getting in the way of other oral procedures. Oral surgery is required when babies are born with cleft-palates or when patients suffer from severe sleep apnea.

Whatever the reason, we at Queens Village Dentist want you to know that you’re in good hands. Our experience has allowed us to develop a team of caring professionals that assess each patient individually and execute the most advanced surgical procedures. We are not only called upon by our own patients, but we’re also often referred to by our many colleagues in our field.