Common Type of Oral Surgery
If you have a lesion in your mouth that looks suspect, we will perform a biopsy to check for oral cancer. We will remove a small piece of tissue and then send it to the lab for analysis.
If your jaws aren’t properly aligned, this can cause problems not only with appearance but also with function. Surgery is often necessary to correct this problem and restore function.
If other conservative treatments don’t help serious sleep apnea sufferers, then we can remove excess tissue from the back of the throat to significantly reduce symptoms.
Knocked-out teeth and facial injuries can make even the most everyday functions a challenge (e.g. eating). These procedures replace missing or damaged teeth, treat jawbone and gum damage, and correct jaw joint issues.
Before surgery, we will provide you with an outlined treatment plan. We will also discuss anesthesia options with you and you can feel free to ask any questions you may have about your surgery. Most surgeries are done under general anesthesia to ensure that the patient doesn’t experience any discomfort.
As with any surgery, there will be a recovery period. If you’re under general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home afterwards. You will want someone to pick you up, as you will be groggy and tired. We may prescribe painkillers for treating recovery-related pain. We will provide you with some detailed do’s and don’ts for after surgery.