Oral Surgery Specialist

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My Orthodontist

Orthodontists located in Lawrenceville, NJ & Bayonne, NJ

Oral surgery can provide your smile with long-lasting relief from pain and further damage. At My Orthodontist – which has nine locations in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Deptford Township, Lawrenceville, Medford, Bayonne, West New York, West Orange, Cherry Hill, and Paterson, New Jersey – the team uses the latest 3D tools and techniques to perform oral surgery in a relaxed environment. To learn more about how oral surgery can improve your severe dental issues, schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Oral Surgery

When do I need oral surgery?

Some of the conditions that might require your My Orthodontist provider to perform oral surgery include:

  • Impacted teeth or wisdom teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth that require extraction
  • TMJ disorder
  • Severe gum disease

In addition to oral surgery, the skilled providers at My Orthodontist also perform cosmetic alterations, including dental implants.

What are my sedation options for oral surgery?

The team at My Orthodontist wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your oral surgery. They take measures to ease any anxiety you might have by providing cozy amenities and oral sedation during your procedure.

Why do I need to extract my wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop in your mouth. Most patients don’t have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth, so they need to have them removed to prevent crowding.

Even if you have enough room in your smile for your wisdom teeth, they might still need to be removed to prevent complications with your other teeth. Wisdom teeth can sometimes grow in crooked or misaligned, or they can get stuck under the gum line and grow against other teeth (a condition known as impaction), where they can cause swelling, abscesses, and pain.

While it happens more frequently with wisdom teeth, other teeth can become impacted, too, which might also require surgical removal.

How can oral surgery correct missing teeth?

My Orthodontist might recommend a dental implant if you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or an accident. A dental implant is a small metal post that’s surgically implanted into your bone, where it mimics a natural tooth root.

As your mouth heals from the implant surgery, your bone fuses to the implant. Once your implant is fused, and your mouth is healed, your provider permanently affixes a crown to it to restore its look and feel.

How can oral surgery help TMJ disorder?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition that affects the complex joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull and can cause pain, headaches, and difficulty opening and closing your mouth. If your provider thinks that a joint irregularity is to blame for your TMJ, they might recommend surgery to fix it.