Oral Surgery

Cedar Mountain Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Newington, CT

If you require oral surgery, you can trust the expert team of dentists at Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, Connecticut, with your care. Zach Korwin, DMD, and Gary Toubman, DDS, offer tooth extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and other oral surgeries to restore your teeth, gums, and smile. Call the office for an appointment today or book using the online scheduling tool.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a procedure used to remove a tooth, restructure gums, or build bone in your jaw. Common treatments your dentist offers utilizing oral surgery include:

  • Root canals
  • Bone grafts
  • Dental implants
  • Gingivectomy
  • Apicoectomy
  • Tooth extraction
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Reconstructive dental surgery

Reasons your dentist might recommend oral surgery include severe tooth decay, tooth crowding, a tooth infection, gum disease, or other oral health problems. Treatment can improve the function and appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile.

Which type of oral surgery is right for me?

To find out if you need oral surgery, and which procedure is best, your Cedar Mountain Dental specialist asks about your symptoms and dental history, examines your mouth, and takes dental X-rays. They let you know if you have tooth decay or another oral health problem and review treatment options to find one that’s right for you.

What happens during oral surgery?

What to expect during oral surgery varies based on which procedure you undergo. Your dentist first numbs the treatment area so you don’t feel any pain. They also offer sedation to relax you and ease any dental anxiety you're experiencing.

Your provider makes a tiny incision in your gums or creates a small hole in your tooth. They might insert dental implants, restore your tooth’s root, insert a bone graft, remove damaged tissue from your tooth’s pulp, or extract teeth. The length of time treatment lasts depends on which types of oral surgery you require.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After the procedure, your teeth or gums may feel a little tender. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to eliminate discomfort. You might have to follow a special soft foods diet while your mouth heals or come back for a second appointment to receive a crown, bridge, dental implants, or dentures.

After healing is complete, adopt good oral hygiene habits at home by brushing your teeth regularly, flossing daily, and seeing the Cedar Mountain Dental team every six months for cleanings and exams.

Don’t let oral health problems lead to serious dental complications. Schedule an appointment with Cedar Mountain Dental by phone or online to find out if you’re a candidate for oral surgery.