Oral surgery is the catch-all term for operations undertaken by dentists in which something is changed, implanted, or removed from a patient’s mouth. Although the term “surgery” can sound intimidating, the types of surgery can range from relatively minor, such as a tooth extraction, to more major surgeries, such as root canals.
Oral surgery is only performed by skilled, medically-licensed individuals such as Dr. Zina Gotlieb and Dr. Maxim Podolsky, both of which practice as Beautiful Smiles.
At Beautiful Smiles, we offer a wide range of oral surgeries to help a variety of patient needs. These include extractions, gum treatments, gum surgery, periodontics/scaling/deep cleanings, root canal therapy, and full mouth reconstruction.
In general, oral surgery procedures are performed to alleviate pain, to reconstruct or modify one’s jaw or the teeth within the mouth, treat trauma or infection from a previous injury, restore mouth function, or improve one’s facial appearance.
Whenever you are to have oral surgery performed, you can expect a set of x-rays to be taken beforehand, usually in a session before the day of the actual operation. These x-rays help in diagnosing issues and in planning procedures. If your procedure requires anesthesia, options that are available will be discussed.
Any allergies or medications which you must avoid will be noted during this period as well, to tailor your oral surgery perfectly for your personal needs. It is important that you notify your health care provider of any special requirements or disabilities you may have before procedures begin.
When it comes to recovery, more minor surgeries will have lower recovery times than major surgeries. General health before the procedure plays a big role in overall recovery time, as well.
Should you desire more information or wish to inquire about further information regarding a specific procedure, please feel free to give our office a call so that we or our oral surgeons in 11374 that serve the communities of Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Middle Village, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Maspeth, Whitestone, Flushing, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, East Elmhurst, Sunnyside, College Point, Ozone Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill and Long Island City, NY can answer any questions you have.