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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: When Your Smile Needs an In-Depth Solution

Do you need to have a tooth extracted? Do you need to build bone mass for a dental implant procedure? Oral surgery from Smile Design Dental in Newburgh, NY can give you solutions you need for these types of complex problems. With her decades of experience performing oral surgery, you can trust your smile to Dr. Petrosino. Besides her strong background in oral surgery, Dr. Petrosino is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology

 

What is oral surgery used for?

Oral surgery is used to address issues that need a more in-depth approach than standard dentistry techniques provide. Issues involving removal of material from an area or the grafting of material to an area are examples of the types of needs oral surgery can address. Oral surgery is the most invasive type of dental treatment that you can have. Dr. Petrosino will always look to use the least invasive methods she can, but she will safely use surgical procedures when the situation dictates.

Does Dr. Petrosino do tooth extractions?

Dr. Petrosino can perform the vast majority of extractions in our office in Newburgh, NY. A small portion (the more complicated cases) may be referred out to specialists, but this is rare and done only to make sure you get the best care possible for your situation.

Does Smile Design Dental extract wisdom teeth?

Dr. Petrosino will remove all wisdom teeth, except lower wisdom teeth. These will be referred to a specialist to make sure that they are done properly. This way, you will get the highest level of care available. We work with some of the best specialists in the area and are sure you will be in wonderful hands during your wisdom tooth removal.

What is a ridge augmentation?

When you have a tooth or teeth extracted, you run the risk of bone loss. This deterioration may cause you to lose the natural contour of your jaw. A ridge augmentation uses bone material to restore that contour to a natural-looking state and improve the overall look of your face and jawline. Dental implants are useful in preserving bone structure after an extraction and avoiding the need for future work to restore lost bone mass.

What do gum grafts help to treat?

Gum grafting primarily treats gum recession. The recession can be caused by gum disease, facial injury, or bad habits such as tobacco use. In any event, the point of gum grafting is to replace missing or damaged gum tissue with healthy tissue and promote new tissue growth in the area. Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino will take healthy gum material, generally from another area of your mouth, and place it in the area affected by gum recession.

Why would I need a bone graft?

You may need a bone graft to build bone mass in an area of your jaw. The bone may have deteriorated due to a tooth extraction or an infection, such as that from gum disease, that took a toll on your dental structure. Many times, bone grafts are used to prepare a thin area of your jaw for placement of dental implants.

Call Smile Design Dental office today at 845-670-5423 to set up your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.