Oral Surgery Specialist

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Wappingers Falls, NY

The word ‘surgery’ is intimidating for many: Surgical procedures usually involve potential risks and complications. At Wappinger Falls Dental Arts in Wappinger Falls, New York, you can ease your mind about your upcoming oral surgery and other emergency dental treatments. Many oral surgeries are performed right in the familiar office and by the providers that you already know. To learn more about oral surgery and find out if you need it, call Wappinger Falls Dental Arts or book an appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Why do I need oral surgery?

Your dentist has decided that you need oral surgery because it will alleviate pain, improve health and functioning, or save a tooth. Oral surgeries are very common and your dentist can perform them and another emergency dental treatment in their office. 

You might need oral surgery because you:

  • Have an impacted tooth
  • Have obstructive sleep apnea
  • Want permanent replacement teeth with implants
  • Have a crowded mouth with too many teeth
  • Were injured in an accident
  • Need a tooth extracted with sedation for any reason

Your dentist decides whether or not surgery is necessary on a case-by-case basis. Any type of surgery can be intimidating, but it’s often necessary for a favorable outcome and you’ll be happy you got it later.

What are some types of oral surgery that I can get?

At Wappinger Falls Dental Arts, you can get several types of oral surgery and emergency dental procedures. In the comfortable office, your dentist can perform:

Tooth extractions

You may need a tooth extracted for one of many reasons. At Wappinger Falls Dental Arts, your provider may recommend a tooth extraction because you have an impacted or diseased tooth or if your teeth are too crowded. You may need to be sedated during your tooth extraction to minimize your pain.

Prosthodontics

Some types of prosthodontics require oral surgery to restore your smile. For example, you need surgery to place implants into your jawbone to hold your new false teeth.

Reconstructive surgery

You might need reconstructive oral surgery if you were injured in an accident. Reconstructive surgery can restore a damaged tooth, treat gum damage, or realign your jaw.

Sleep apnea treatment

Some cases of sleep apnea can be greatly improved with a simple oral surgery. Your dentist can remove tissue from the back of your mouth or throat that makes it hard for you to breathe properly at night.

How should I prepare for my oral surgery?

There are several ways you can prepare for the day of your surgery to set yourself up for a successful procedure. Many surgeries are performed under conscious sedation to keep you comfortable and pain-free. If you’re getting conscious sedation, you must avoid eating and drinking for eight hours before your appointment. 

Our surgeon will give you a specific plan for preparation before your surgery. During your initial consultation, you need to tell your dentist about any medications that you take and be transparent about your medical history.

If you have an upcoming oral surgery or if you need emergency dental work, you can relax knowing that it’s in expert hands. To find out if you need oral surgery or how to best prepare for yours, call Wappinger Falls Dental Arts or book an appointment online today.