No one is excited to hear they need oral surgery. However, it is sometimes necessary in order to protect your overall health. At National Dental Hicksville, we have specialists onsite who can perform dental treatments requiring surgical intervention. We understand that visiting the dentist can be nerve-wracking. That is why we are committed to creating a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for our patients. Our oral surgeons in Long Island can put your mind at ease and help you achieve optimal oral health for long-term benefits.
Traditionally, oral surgeries were performed with scalpels, dental drills, and other conventional instruments. While effective, these invasive treatments caused quite a bit of discomfort for patients, and often required a lengthy recovery. As technology improves, our team at National Dental is committed to staying on the cutting edge of the field. As a result, we use laser dentistry whenever possible. Dental lasers use light energy, air, and water to contour both soft and hard oral tissues. These modern instruments are much less invasive, resulting in reduced post-operative swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. In addition to providing a more comfortable experience for the patient, dental lasers also help our doctors perform with the utmost accuracy and precision.>> Learn more about laser dentistry
At National Dental Hicksville, we offer a wide array of surgical treatments. Below, we will briefly explore some of the most common procedures.
As dental professionals, we have a passion for saving natural teeth. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. There are times when a tooth has been so compromised that leaving it intact would lead to further oral health issues. If a tooth must be extracted, our oral surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques to gently remove it. If replacement is necessary, we will discuss your options with you in detail.
Even though we prefer to leave natural teeth intact, there is one exception to that rule. Wisdom teeth – the third and final set of molars – do not serve a purpose for us today. In fact, most of the time, wisdom teeth become impacted in the jaw or erupt at an angle. This can lead to serious oral health issues, such as decay, gum disease, and other forms of infection. Generally, it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed preventatively, to preserve the health of your other teeth. This routine procedure can be completed in about one hour in our office.>> Learn more about wisdom teeth
Gingivitis and mild periodontal disease can be treated with nonsurgical methods. However, if the condition persists, it can lead to advanced periodontitis, which causes the jawbone to erode. Once gum disease reaches this point, surgical intervention is necessary to correct the problem. At National Dental Hicksville, our surgeons can perform a variety of gum treatments to remove infection and improve your oral health.
Nervousness or anxiety is normal, particularly if you must undergo a surgical procedure. At National Dental, we never want fear to inhibit your oral health. That is why we offer IV sedation for our patients. This sedation option induces a state of deep relaxation, in which patients are carefree during the entire course of their treatment. >> Learn more about IV Sedation
To learn more about the oral surgery options offered at National Dental Hicksville, schedule a visit at our practice. You can call us at (516) 629-5086 or contact us online anytime.