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Oral Surgery in Dunwoody
If you have jaw pain, a persistent toothache, or another ongoing dental concern, it’s possible that having oral surgery in Dunwoody will help you find relief from a wide variety of problems affecting your mouth, teeth, or facial region.
What Is Oral Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is also known as dental surgery, and it’s a term used to describe any surgical procedure performed on the tissues in or around the mouth, including the teeth and gums. Maxillofacial surgery is performed on the face, head, or jaw. Orthognathic surgery, which is a type of jaw surgery that corrects alignment issues and other jaw irregularities, is also performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Our Oral Surgery Services
You may need treatment from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you require a procedure that goes beyond the expertise and training of a general dentist. Take a look at some of the oral surgery services we provide:
- All-on-4® by Nobel Biocare
- Dental Implant Services
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- One Day Teeth™
Tooth extraction is a common procedure that may be recommended when a tooth is so severely affected by infection, decay, or injury that it can’t be restored. The procedure may also be required if one or more teeth are poorly positioned, affecting the alignment of other teeth, or in the case of wisdom teeth, when there’s not enough room for them to emerge properly. Teeth also may be removed to make enough space for orthodontic treatment. The cost of this procedure will vary based on the unique needs of each patient, which can include how many teeth are being extracted and the complexity of the procedure.
Oral pathology is a specialized field involving the diagnosis and treatment of any disease affecting the facial muscles, salivary glands, mouth, jaws, and other similar areas. The tissue lining the inside of your mouth is called mucosa, and there are a variety of abnormalities that can affect these soft tissues. With the help of our board-certified oral surgeon, any irregularities or noticeable changes in these tissues can be quickly diagnosed so an effective treatment plan can be designed. The following can be signs of dental conditions requiring oral pathology:
- White or red patches
- Palatal cysts
- Geographic tongue
- Sores that bleed
- Hairy tongue
- Prolonged hoarseness or sore throat
To treat these types of issues and restore your oral health, we’ll use a variety of methods, including antibiotics and surgery.
IV sedation or general anesthesia is a method we use to ensure that patients feel comfortable during their procedure, whether they’re coming to our office for a tooth extraction or oral pathology treatment. Our oral surgeon has the training and experience necessary to provide effective IV sedation or general anesthesia. Medications are typically administered intravenously and have a short duration of action enabling you to feel more “normal” later in the day.
If you need dental implants but lack the bone necessary to properly support the implant, you may need a sinus lift. This procedure is usually needed if you’ve lost teeth in the upper jaw, especially near the back teeth.
Post-Op Care Instructions
If you’re planning to or have had an oral surgery procedure, please use the following care instructions. Please call us at (770) 648-1402 if you have any questions.