Oral Surgery

In dentistry, oral surgery applies to a broad range of different procedures, from tooth extraction to the treatment of tooth abscesses, to removal of broken roots, to biopsy and excision of oral lesions, and apicoectomies and retrograde fillings.

At Affinity Dental, we offer several options for sedation to make the procedure as painless and comfortable as possible for our patients. Depending on the type of procedure, we may utilize oral sedation, intravenous sedation, topical anesthesia, local anesthesia, or analgesia to maximize your comfort during oral surgery.

Oral surgery can seem like a scary procedure to some. At Affinity Dental, our motto is quality care delivered with compassion. Our comprehensive group practice located at 4 East Rolling Crossroads is a warm, friendly environment, where we strive to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. At Affinity Dental, we place the welfare of our patients above all else.

Our staff has a combined 170 years of experience treating patients that need all levels of dental care. We will act as an advisor, helping you determine the best course of action for your oral surgery. We accept most insurance plans and even offer interest-free financing options through several banks.

Wisdom Teeth

temporomandibular jointThe extraction of wisdom teeth is one of the most common oral surgery procedures we perform at Affinity Dental. Wisdom teeth are the third set of permanent molars that grow into all 4 quadrants of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right), normally around age 18-20 years. If the wisdom teeth grow in properly, with a proper bite relationship and healthy surrounding gums, they are no different from the other molars and function properly. However, this is not always the case.

Wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning they are unable to erupt correctly into the patients’ mouth. The Affinity Dental team can examine your mouth in conjunction with x-rays to determine if impaction is occurring. If impaction does occur, it can cause infection, decay in the adjacent teeth, gum disease, and other significant issues.

Even when wisdom teeth do erupt, they may still need to be removed. If the tooth is interfering with the bite, decayed, or interfering with an adjacent tooth, an erupted wisdom tooth may need to be removed.

H2>Temporomandibular Disorder Temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, describes several conditions that affect the jaw muscles, nerves, and joints, often causing chronic facial pain. Other symptoms may include earaches, jaw pain when chewing, clicking when moving the mouth, difficulty moving the mouth, stiff or locked jaw, and sensitive teeth without an obvious dental problem. Questions about oral surgery? Contact us here or call us at 410-719-7900.