Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are unique among dentists in that they all have completed an additional four years of hospital-based training alongside medical residents, and can administer all types of anesthesia.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are unique among dentists in that they all have completed an additional four years of hospital-based training alongside medical residents, and can administer all types of anesthesia. If you have a diseased or impacted tooth that needs to come out, implants to be placed, a suspicious lesion that needs a biopsy, or any other oral health condition requiring surgical diagnosis or treatment, we can help.
At Dental Associates of North Alabama, we offer the following services:
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and usually appear when we are between 17-25 years of old. Wisdom teeth don’t always erupt as they should, and if you have only seen partial impact or eruption of your teeth chances are you’ll be feeling some or even extreme discomfort. We can assist you if you do need to remove wisdom teeth that are causing you pain. Talk to us today if you’re in need of high-quality wisdom teeth removal services.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With implants, you can rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. Implants are expected to last for a lifetime, don’t decay and won’t affect your surrounding teeth. However, if you feel dental implants are right for you, whom you choose to provide them is extremely important. The oral surgeons at Dental Associates of North Alabama have advanced training in dental implant procedures that ensures less pain, faster recovery time, and a perfect smile. When it comes to your smile, dental implant expertise matters.
If you are interested in obtaining dental implants but you have reduced bone density, help is available. Many people seeking dental work express concern after finding they no longer possess enough bone for implants. However, options are available if you are lacking in bone density. Don't wait any longer. Start the process to regain your smile and self confidence. Set up a free consultation today.
Sedation Dentistry & Anesthesia
We want you to have the most comfortable dental treatment experience possible. That's why we offer sedation to help you relax. Many people prefer to be “asleep” – through anesthesia – during procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and implant surgeries. In some case of dental anxiety, even minor procedures can be can be comfortably performed under sedation.
Our oral surgeons are fully trained and licensed in the administration of sedation and general anesthesia. Our assistants are trained and licensed in surgical assisting, patient monitoring and recovery. And our safety record is impeccable.
Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
When it comes to detecting certain oral or systemic (whole-body) diseases, a thorough dental exam may be your first line of defense. At Dental Associates of North Alabama, our oral surgeon will evaluate what is going on in your mouth and put together a plan of treatment. This will prevent your condition from worsening and treat the underlying cause. In order to do this, the doctor will carry out a full oral examination, taking biopsies if required.