Oral Surgery Specialist

Dental Professionals of Jersey City

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Jersey City, NJ

Certain dental procedures and treatments require the expertise of specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Paul Lustiger, DDS, Seonha Park, DMD, and the expert team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City includes experienced and highly qualified oral surgeons who play a vital role in looking after your oral health and treating complex tooth and facial conditions. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, clinic today to find out more about the oral surgery services available or book an appointment online.

Oral Surgery

What is oral surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty for which surgeons undergo extensive training in carrying out surgical procedures on the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have to complete a four-year course at an accredited school of dentistry followed by a further four to six years training in the specialty of oral surgery.

What conditions might require oral surgery?

The specialist expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon covers an extensive range of head and neck conditions, including injuries and malformations. Some of the more common problems oral surgeons deal with include:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Facial pain
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extractions
  • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Apicoectomy
  • Oral cancers
  • Tumors, cysts, and biopsies
  • Sleep apnea
  • Facial cosmetic surgery

While qualified dentists can carry out some procedures on your teeth, you need a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to treat these types of conditions, and Dental Professionals of Jersey City is proud to offer patients access to expert oral surgery facilities.

When would I need to see an oral surgeon?

In many cases, oral surgeons work with your dentist or another dental professional like an orthodontist, restorative dentist, or cosmetic dentist.

For example, an oral surgeon helps with the planning process when you’re having tooth implants and can reconstruct bone and modify gum tissue around the implant so the finished result is as natural as possible.

Oral surgeons can also repair facial fractures and other forms of trauma, such as damage to nerves, oral tissues, and other parts of the face.

They have specialist expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of benign and malignant growths on the face and in the mouth. They also manage conditions such as serious infections in the mouth, jaw, and neck.

If a dental or oral problem causes any kind of dysfunction or disfigurement, an oral surgeon can carry out reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, often using tissues from other parts of the body to carry out reconstructive procedures.

They can also perform surgeries to correct deformities in the facial bones and orthognathic surgery on the jaw to improve function and appearance.

Find out more about the range of specialist services and oral surgery procedures available at Dental Professionals of Jersey City by calling the clinic today, or book an appointment online.