Oral Surgery at Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Saint Jean and the entire Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry staff understand that dental surgery can cause patients to become anxious. Other than anxiety, some patients feel that their questions go unanswered. Still, our patients are treated like family because we practice patient-centered care. Our valued patients leave feeling confident that they’ve received the best possible oral surgery care.
Having worked in Charlotte, North Carolina, for many years, we have established Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry as a leader in solving oral health problems.
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized field of dentistry that diagnoses and treats facial pain and conditions in the jaws, mouth, and neck. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have completed several years of additional training in surgical procedures, general anesthesia and iv sedation, and other aspects of medical care.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons work closely with other medical and dental specialists, including orthodontists, plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and otolaryngologists. They provide comprehensive care for patients with complex facial injuries, TMJ disorders, and multi-disciplinary needs.
Other common surgeries are:
- Cleft palate or cleft lip surgery, read more here.
- Cosmetic and restorative dental work
- Placement of dental implants
- Bone grafting when required in the placement of dentures
- Facial trauma surgeries
- TMJ treatment when non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful
- Oral cancer biopsies
- Dental implants
- Outpatient anesthesia
What Types of Oral Surgery Services Does Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry Offer?
We are proud to have built lasting relationships with our community in Charlotte and look forward to building a great relationship with you. We focus and specialize in the following oral surgery procedures:
What are tooth extractions?
Tooth extraction is the complete removal of one or more teeth from the mouth, usually performed by a dental surgeon. Some of the reasons patients would need tooth extraction are:
- Tooth decay or periodontal disease that your dentist cannot treat with a dental filling, crown, or root canal work
- Injury or trauma that has led to a broken or damaged tooth that is beyond repair
- A dental or gum abscess that has weakened the root of the tooth
- Malocclusion or crowding of teeth
What is wisdom tooth removal?
Wisdom teeth, also called ‘third molars,’ are your last set of adult teeth to grow in and are located in the very back of your mouth.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow and never cause any trouble. But more often than not, they become partially or fully impacted in the gums or jawbone and require your dentist or oral surgeon to remove them.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can replace one tooth, several missing teeth, or the whole arch of teeth.
When Should You Call Your Oral Surgeon in Charlotte?
You will need an oral surgeon if your emergency involves tooth extraction, concern with your gum tissue, or an issue with your jaw bone. Surgeons are trained and can practice a full scope of oral surgeries such as impacted teeth, corrective jaw surgery, bone loss, and wisdom teeth.
Do you need dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, dental bone grafting, or treatment for facial trauma? If so, call Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry.
What is the Role of an Oral Surgeon?
Oral surgeons have years of additional, specialized training in treating problems of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth and face. Learn more by following this link.
When you are referred to an oral surgeon, it’s often because a general dentist cannot treat the problem. But in some cases, dentists refer patients simply because a surgeon can better provide the type of specialized care they require. And sometimes your dentist is also your oral surgeon.
Oral surgery has the latest technological and surgical advances in treating a full range of problems related to the teeth, jaws, and facial regions. No matter what type of treatment you require, you’ll be in good hands with our professional team. Rest assured; we’ll do everything possible to give you a positive, comfortable experience.
Get Your Oral Surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina
Our Mission is to listen to your needs and impart expert knowledge while delivering state-of-the-art care in a relaxing and compassionate atmosphere. Midtown General & Cosmetic Dentistry strives to provide patients with only the best surgical experience possible.
We pride ourselves on our comprehensive services and offer the latest technological advancement in oral surgery.
If you need a dentist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and would like to receive a consultation about the removal of wisdom teeth or other dental services, please call (970) 241-1313. We look forward to serving you the best dental care possible.