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6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Oral Surgery in West Palm Beach

Oral Surgery Procedures
South Florida Sedation Dentistry provides oral surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida. Call 561-967-2001 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure involving the teeth or the soft tissues of the mouth. Some oral surgeries are cosmetic and others are for dental or oral health purposes. Oral surgeries range from minor to complex depending on the needs of the patient.

Benefits of Oral Surgery

There are many benefits of oral surgery:

  • Improve appearance. Many oral surgeries can improve your smile by correcting imperfections and giving you confidence.
  • Improve dental health. Surgical procedures like extracting wisdom teeth or severely decayed teeth can prevent dental problems.
  • Improve gum health. Oral surgery can make your gums healthier and less susceptible to gum disease.

Procedures Offered

We offer the following oral surgery procedures:

Gum grafting. When the gum tissue recedes, or pulls away from the teeth due to gum disease or other reasons, a gum grafting procedure can replace the lost gum tissue. Tissue is taken from another place in the mouth and applied to the teeth.

Soft tissue recontouring. In some cases there is excess gum tissue covering the teeth, giving you a gummy smile or an increased risk of gum disease. Soft tissue recontouring removes the excess gum tissue to expose more of the teeth. It is also used to prepare a tooth to receive a crown if there isn’t enough tooth material available.

Frenectomy. The frenulum is the connective tissue that attaches your lips to your gums and your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. In some cases this tissue is too tight, causing a gap to form between your front teeth. It can also affect dentures, causing them to slip out of place. A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that loosens or removes this piece of tissue to allow free movement of the tongue and lips.

Tooth extraction. Tooth extraction is not always considered to be oral surgery. But when a wisdom tooth is impacted or a tooth is difficult to remove, it may require surgery.

Dental implants. Dental implant placement is a type of oral surgery because it involves opening the gum tissue to access the bone underneath.

Why Choose South Florida Sedation Dentistry?

Depending on the complexity, many oral surgery procedures require sedation. South Florida Sedation Dentistry specializes in this, providing a variety of sedation options to help you relax and breeze right through your procedure. We offer nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation, and IV sedation to make your oral surgery more comfortable and feel shorter. We carefully monitor your vitals while administering sedation for the utmost safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does oral surgery require stitches?

In some cases your dentist may need to use stitches after an oral surgery procedure. Oral stitches eventually dissolve or come out on their own once the tissue heals, so you don’t have to go back to the dentist to have them removed.

What is a dry socket?

After having a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms in the socket while the gum tissue heals. If this blood clot becomes dislodged or breaks down in some way, it can cause discomfort in the area, called a dry socket. Contact us if you have severe pain or bleeding from the socket so that we can provide the necessary treatment.

Will I be awake for oral surgery?

The level of sedation required for an oral surgery depends on the complexity and invasiveness of the procedure. IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation used out of a hospital setting. With IV sedation you are still conscious, but unaware of what is going on around you. You are still able to respond to requests and questions but you most likely won’t remember anything following your procedure.

Is oral surgery covered by insurance?

It depends on the reason for the surgery. If the surgery is being done for cosmetic purposes, it most likely will not be covered. But if there is a dental or oral health reason for the surgery, your dental insurance may cover it according to the terms of your plan. We provide a variety of payment options as well as financing to make the cost more affordable.

Call 561-967-2001 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

South Florida Sedation Dentistry
6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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