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Oral Surgery Specialist

Central Avenue Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Central Avenue Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Valley Stream, NY & Tribeca, New York, NY

If non-invasive treatments aren’t enough to address potentially serious dental issues, oral surgery may be necessary. At Central Avenue Dental in Valley Stream, New York, and the Tribeca area of Manhattan in New York City, the team offers several types of oral surgery, including root canals, extractions, dental implant placement, and prosthodontics. To make an appointment, call the office to speak with a friendly staff member or click the online booking tool.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to various procedures that address problems affecting the teeth, gums, or jaw. These treatments use special tools and anesthesia to ensure positive outcomes and limit pain. 

Most oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease, respond to conservative measures like fillings or scaling and root planing. But if the issues persist or affect your quality of life, surgical intervention may be necessary.  

What are the types of oral surgery?

Central Avenue Dental offers several types of oral surgery, including:

Root canal therapy

A root canal is a type of surgery that removes the inflamed or damaged pulp, preserving your tooth and preventing the need for an extraction. Following root canal therapy, your provider seals your tooth with a custom crown, limiting the risk of future problems.

Extractions

Extractions use tools like dental forceps to remove one (or multiple) teeth. Many young adults undergo wisdom tooth extractions to prevent oral health problems in the future. Other factors that might merit extractions include deep decay, severe damage, or crowding. 

Dental implant placement

Central Avenue Dental uses cutting-edge technology to provide implant placement treatment plans, ensuring precision and accuracy and allowing for quicker recovery times and a lower risk of complications.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a type of oral surgery that prepares your teeth to receive a dental restoration. The team might recommend prosthodontics if you need a dental bridge, crown, or a set of veneers.

Who is a good candidate for oral surgery?

Central Avenue Dental only recommends oral surgery as a last resort. Whenever possible, he recommends conservative, noninvasive treatments to manage oral health issues.

To determine the best course of treatment for your situation, your provider conducts an oral exam, asks about your symptoms, and takes oral X-rays. They use this information to develop a care plan that aligns with your needs. 

What is recovery like following oral surgery?

Following oral surgery, it’s normal to experience some swelling, pain, and increased sensitivity. The team provides you with care instructions and might also write a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication. Take it easy for at least 24 hours and eat only soft foods. Attend each checkup as scheduled and continue to brush and floss as normal.

To see if you’re a candidate for oral surgery, make an appointment at Central Avenue Dental by calling the office to speak with a caring administrative staff member or clicking the online booking tool.