Oral Surgery Procedures – New Jersey
Why See an Oral Surgeon?
If you have been referred to Hudson Oral Surgery by your dentist or physician, it is because they trust your health and safety in our hands. While many treatments are best handled by your dentist or physician, in some situations, an oral surgeon is better equipped to perform the procedures required.
Every oral surgeon was first a dentist, with all the training and experience of a dentist. However, after finishing dental school, an oral surgeon pursues a minimum of three additional years of intensive training in surgical procedures involving facial trauma, infection, oral pathology, jaw deformities, dental implants, complex tooth extractions, dental restorations, and more. Oral surgeons perform these procedures routinely, while dentists may perform them only occasionally.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery encompasses the teeth, gums, oral cavity, jawbone, and facial structure. It ranges from tooth extractions to complete dental and jaw reconstruction. These procedures may reveal unexpected complications during surgery, so dentists typically refer their patients to an oral surgeon when any invasive procedure is required. Our expertise lies in our extensive education, training, and experience.
Any of the following procedures fall under the oral surgery specialty:
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Dental implants
- Bone grafting
- Ridge Augmentation
- Sinus Lift
- Tooth extractions
- Socket preservation
- Gum grafting
- Pre-prosthetic surgery
- Oral biopsy
Oral Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
Can My Dentist Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
Some dentists do routine wisdom teeth removal. However, if the surgery is complex or the teeth are impacted, they usually refer their patients to an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth removal is an invasive surgery requiring precision. It can lead to complications such as sinus problems, bleeding issues, infection, or nerve damage. Oral surgeons perform wisdom teeth surgery regularly and can avoid these issues and, in the rare instances when they occur, treat them safely with a low risk of complications.
What About Dental Implants?
Oral surgeons place more dental implants than any other type of dental specialist. The Journal of the American Dental Association recently confirmed that the highest likelihood of success for dental implant surgery results is when patients have the implants placed by an oral surgeon. Precision placement, familiarity with dental surgical guides, and the latest in robotic technology and computerized equipment are all part of the exceptional service an oral surgeon brings to the table during dental implant surgery.
Do Oral Surgeons Offer Anesthesia Options?
Yes! A full range of anesthesia options is one of the most significant advantages of seeing an oral surgeon instead of your regular dentist. Anxiety or fear can make oral surgery traumatic. Oral surgeons are trained in and familiar with using all forms of anesthesia, from local anesthetics to numb the area to general anesthesia to make a patient wholly unconscious. At Hudson Oral Surgery, our operating suite is fully equipped to administer all forms of anesthesia, including IV sedation. Our dental care team is trained in every aspect of monitoring and caring for you while you are sedated and during recovery.
Does Insurance Cover Oral Surgery?
Most oral surgeries are covered by medical or dental insurance if deemed medically necessary. However, it depends on the type of procedure. If wisdom teeth are impacted, they will usually be covered. Depending on your plan’s coverage, dental implants may not be covered in part or whole. Contact your insurance coverage to determine what your plan covers. Our insurance coordinator is always available to answer your questions and help you navigate the complexities of insurance coverage.
If you have additional questions regarding oral surgery or would like a consultation with one of our oral surgeons, contact our office at Hackettstown Office Phone Number 908-852-3100 to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer your questions.