Oral Surgery

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The doctors at Hoorfar Dental Group are proud to offer patients of all ages the professional & compassionate dental care that we are known for.  Using the most advanced techniques, procedures and technology, we can meet the needs of all our patients in our three office locations in Richboro, Willow Grove and Spring House PA. 

While the word “surgery” often brings to mind a hospital stay and a lengthy recovery period, oral surgery is typically very different than that. Oral surgery is done in a dental office under local anesthesia with a typically short recovery time. Types of oral surgery procedures can vary from routine tooth extractions and dental implant placement to more complex procedures such as surgery to treat facial trauma or jaw realignment surgery. 

When Is Oral Surgery Needed?

Procedures and conditions that commonly require oral surgery include: 

Tooth Extractions

There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. Many patients have badly decayed teeth that cannot be saved. Some patients have teeth that are overcrowded wherein one or more teeth must be extracted before undergoing orthodontic treatment so there is sufficient room to facilitate tooth movement. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are tooth replacements which are surgically placed into the jawbone. This is a minor type of oral surgery that many people choose over other tooth replacement options. Dental implants are durable, permanent, long-lasting and completely normal looking. Once the titanium post of a dental implant has been placed beneath the gumline and into the jawbone and allowed to heal, an artificial crown is placed on top of the post to complete the procedure. 

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies

If a dentist finds an oral lesion in a patient's mouth during an examination, he or she can remove a tiny sample of tissue. The tissue is then analyzed at a laboratory to determine whether or not the patient has oral cancer. 

Corrective Jaw Surgery

When a patient's jaws do not fit together properly, corrective jaw surgery can be performed to improve jaw function and appearance. 

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Patients with sleep apnea often snore in their sleep due to not getting enough air while asleep. Excessive tissue in the back of the throat can be removed in some sleep apnea patients to help them sleep better and snore less. 

TMD

If a patient is not provided with relief from his or her chronic jaw pain caused by TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), surgery can be an option to provide relief. 

Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

Oral surgery can be performed on patients with facial trauma for better jaw function and improved appearance. Oral surgery can also be done to replace knocked out teeth via tooth re-implantation or dental implants 

Cleft Lip/Palate 

A cleft lip or palate is a very common defect that usually affects about 1 in every 700-800 babies born in North America. Through oral surgery, the cleft lip or palate can be fixed, giving the child a better chance of growing up with good oral health.  

What To Expect 

Before you have oral surgery, X-rays will be taken to help your dentist diagnose and plan your treatment. Your dentist will talk with you about the oral surgery procedure you are scheduled for. You should plan on asking your dentist any questions you may have and state your concerns. How long it takes you to fully recover from oral surgery depends upon the type of procedure you had and the state of your overall health. 

Contact Hoorfar Dental Group

 The doctors and staff at Hoorfar Dental Group always put the needs of our patients first!  We want each of our patients to have a very positive experience while spending time with us. We are always happy to speak with you, so if you have any questions about oral surgery, please contact us as we're always available to help!  

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