Oral Surgery in Tenafly, NJ

Are you in need of oral surgery in Tenafly, NJ? At East Madison Dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery is designed to address a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the hard and soft tissue of the head, neck, face, and jaws. Our expert dentists at East Madison Dental Tenafly offer a long list of oral surgeries, so you can receive the comprehensive treatment you deserve from the same dental team you know and trust!

Oral Surgeons: Changing Lives, one Smile at a Time

woman showing off the results of an oral surgery procedureOral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years.

Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the face, mouth and jaws, and their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in this part of the body.

When you choose East Madison Dental Tenafly for oral surgery, you can trust that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon has many years of education and hands-on training to provide treatment for a wide range of conditions.

We offer the following oral surgeries at our dental office in Tenafly, NJ:

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Also known as orthognathic surgery, corrective jaw surgery is performed to address misalignment of jaws and teeth. At East Madison Dental, jaw surgery can improve essential functions like chewing, speaking and breathing. Conditions like difficulty chewing or biting, excessive wear of teeth, a receding chin, a protruding jaw or sleep apnea may indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes, the jaw is large enough to safely allow room for the wisdom teeth, but more often, they fail to emerge and become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections and even gum disease. For many patients, the wisdom teeth will need to be removed to avoid pain and excess crowding. 

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be removed by the time the patient is a young adult in order to prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing. Our team at East Madison Dental Tenafly will help you determine the best timing for you or your child to undergo wisdom tooth removal surgery!

Cleft Palate Treatment 

Cleft lip and cleft palate result when all or portions of the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow together properly during fetal development. The result is a gap in the lip or a split in the opening in the roof of the mouth. Until it is treated with surgery, a cleft palate can cause problems with feeding, speech and hearing. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons work as part of a team of health care specialists to correct these problems through a series of treatments and surgical procedures.

Surgery for Facial Trauma

Maxillofacial injuries or facial trauma encompass any injury to the mouth, face and jaw. One of the most common types of serious injury to the face occurs when bones are broken. Fractures can involve the lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, eye sockets or combinations of these bones. These injuries can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak and swallow. Because of this, the expertise of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is indispensable. Avoiding injury is always best, so it is extremely important to use seat belts, protective mouth guards and appropriate masks and helmets for everyone who participates in athletic pursuits at any level.

TMJ Surgery

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet and allows the lower jaw to move and function. If you experience jaw pain, earaches, headaches, a limited ability to open or close your mouth, clicking or grating sounds, you may have Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). TMJ treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery. If non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful or if there is clear joint damage, surgery may be indicated which can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are long-term replacements for missing teeth that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, dental implants never slip and never decay. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.

Sinus Lift Augmentation

Often the sinuses will enlarge following loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size, and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.

Autogenous Bone Grafting

man smiling after bone grafting procedureOccasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the desired area. 

Implant Site Development

When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed, to facilitate the healthier placement of a dental implant at a later date.

Sedation Dentistry and Outpatient Anesthesia for Oral Surgeries

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have the ability to provide patients with safe, effective outpatient anesthesia including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, IV sedation and general anesthesia. At East Madison Dental Tenafly, we offer several sedation dentistry options to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible throughout their oral surgery experience.

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Is it time to schedule an oral surgery in Tenafly, NJ? Contact us at East Madison Dental to schedule your consultation!

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