Oral Surgery Procedures – New York

Understanding Oral Surgery

Trusting your dentist is essential when you are undergoing routine dental care. The dentist you see regularly is familiar with you and your dental history. They can provide care that protects and preserves your teeth and gums. However, even with the finest dental care possible, there are times when an oral surgeon is required. When your dentist does not feel comfortable treating a complex problem or feels your results will be better under the care of an oral surgeon, you may be referred to our office.

Why See an Oral Surgeon?

There are many advantages to seeing an oral surgeon for any invasive procedure. Your oral surgeon began their career as a dentist, then pursued between four and six years of additional training in surgery, anesthesia, and complex oral health issues. Oral surgeons are not only dentists but trained medical doctors. If there are complications or you experience a dental emergency, our oral surgeons are experts at resolving any problems.

While a dentist may occasionally perform procedures such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implant placement, it is not what they do routinely. Oral surgery is the only thing we do, performing oral surgery daily. Over the years, our surgeons have honed their skills and kept current with the latest advancements in surgical procedures and anesthesia options. We use this knowledge to ensure outstanding results.

Although a dental office is properly equipped for routine dental care and simple procedures, most do not have fully stocked and meticulously designed surgical suites. Our offices are designed and constructed specifically for all types of oral surgery, including those performed under general anesthesia.

What Types of Oral Surgery are Available at Syracuse Oral Surgery?

Our oral surgeons perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, including:

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Oral Surgeon

Choosing the best surgeon to perform your oral surgery can be daunting. While all oral surgeons have received years of training beyond their dental degree, you want to find the ideal practitioner for you. Here are a few questions you should ask when deciding who should perform your oral surgery.

How many times have you performed my procedure?

An experienced oral surgeon will have performed the type of treatment you need hundreds, if not thousands, of times. Look for an oral surgeon specializing in that specific procedure, whether wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, or corrective jaw surgery. At Syracuse Oral Surgery, each of our surgeons is experienced in various techniques to ensure we can meet the needs of every patient.

Can you explain the procedure I need?

Do not be afraid to ask questions. Never undergo oral surgery unless the surgeon has thoroughly explained the process and answered all your questions. This should include how long the procedure takes, what to expect during recovery and the success rate of the surgery.

Do you have hospital privileges? If so, where?

While many types of oral surgery can be performed in a surgical suite in an office environment, some must be performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia. In rare instances, in-office surgical complications may require transfer to a hospital. Ask your surgeon where they have hospital privileges and at which hospitals to ensure they have access to every possible care option for your benefit.

Why Syracuse Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

The Syracuse Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery group is dedicated to providing our patients the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. We have carefully selected only the finest surgeons to join our practice. Each has an exemplary education, years of experience, and residencies at some of the country’s finest teaching hospitals. Their devotion to their work and compassionate care for each patient as an individual have placed them among the most respected oral surgeons in the area.

If you need oral surgery or have been referred to our office, contact us at the office most convenient for you. Our staff will arrange an appointment for an initial consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help.

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