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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in Laurel, MD

Oral surgery is any surgical procedure of the teeth, gums, jaw, or the bones and tissues of the mouth. You may need oral surgery if you have impacted wisdom teeth, a severe tooth infection or dental abscess, a broken jaw or tooth, or if you need a surgical tooth extraction. At Dr. Batz & Weiner Family Dentistry, we have over 30 years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery. We do everything we can to provide as comfortable an experience as possible for our patients who need oral surgery, including using the latest techniques, technology, procedures, and pain relief available. Our dental oral surgeons have extensive training, education, and experience and will do everything they can to minimize pain and discomfort, prevent complications, and restore your smile and health. Call us today to schedule a consultation for oral surgery in Laurel, MD.

What Does an Oral Surgeon Do?

Man to undergo oral surgery to fight pain in Laurel, MD

Our experienced, knowledgeable oral surgeons always begin with a complete evaluation of your face, jaw, neck, teeth, gums, and mouth. We may take x-rays to look for signs of hidden injury or infection or to determine the most effective treatment method. We will always do everything we can to save your tooth, but there are times when a tooth extraction is the safest possible solution. If an extraction is necessary, we will discuss your options for restorative dentistry. Our dental and oral surgeons specialize in:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Surgical tooth extraction
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • TMJ treatment
  • Obstructive sleep apnea treatment
  • Orthodontic surgery
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Anesthesia administration and dental sedation
  • Assessment and surgical intervention after facial or dental injuries or trauma

When & Why You Might Need Oral Surgery

If you need routine dental care like a dental exam, teeth cleaning, checkup, or x-ray, you do not need to see an oral surgeon. If you need a more complex procedure, like a complex tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement, or other surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, you should see an oral surgeon. We may recommend oral or dental surgery if:

  • You have severe tooth decay.
  • You have a tooth infection or dental abscess.
  • Your teeth are significantly damaged or broken.
  • You have severe gum disease.
  • You have impacted teeth.
  • You have one or more missing teeth.
  • You have severe TMJ disorder.
  • You have severe sleep apnea.
  • You are suffering from bone loss in your jaw.
  • You need a biopsy to determine if you have oral cancer.

Our Dental Oral Surgery Services

Our oral surgeons and staff treat each patient with care, patience, and compassion. We do everything we can to make sure every patient is comfortable. At your initial appointment, we will thoroughly assess your overall dental and oral health, do a complete exam, including x-rays, and determine the best treatment method for your specific situation. Our dental and oral surgery services include:

  • Wisdom Teeth ExtractionIf your wisdom teeth are impacted, they are trapped in your gums or jawbones and can’t fully erupt or come in. This can cause misalignment of your other teeth, infection, tooth decay, or gum disease. We may recommend surgical wisdom tooth extraction to protect your oral and dental health and your smile.
  • Dental Implant SurgeryDental implants can replace one or more missing teeth. During dental implant surgery, we cut into the gum and drill a small hole in the bone beneath to place a titanium rod. The rod acts as the tooth root for your prosthetic tooth, dental bridges, or fixed dentures. Your new tooth or teeth will look natural and will last a very long time.
  • Root Canal SurgeryRoot canal surgery is a treatment method for significantly infected or diseased teeth. If your tooth nerve, root, or dental pulp is infected, you may end up losing your tooth. We can try to prevent that by performing root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, we drill a small hole in your tooth, remove all infected matter, clean the tooth, and seal it up again to prevent further infection. We then place a dental crown on top to stabilize and strengthen the tooth.
  • TMJ Treatment SurgeryWe may recommend surgical intervention for TMJ disorder if other treatment methods have failed. TMJ surgery can relieve pain, swelling, tenderness, and other complications of TMJ. Types of TMJ surgery include arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, and open-joint surgery.
  • Tooth ExtractionsA tooth extraction is one of the most simple and common types of oral or dental surgery. You may need a surgical tooth extraction if you have significant decay or infection, gum disease, an impacted wisdom tooth, or dental trauma. We may also recommend a tooth extraction to prepare your mouth for dentures or other reconstructive dentistry services.

Call Our Dentist for Oral Surgery Services

To learn more about oral and maxillofacial surgery or to schedule a consultation for dental surgery in Laurel, MD, call us today or contact us online. At Dr. Batz & Weiner Family Dentistry, our goal is to preserve your health and restore your smile using safe, effective treatment options and state-of-the-art dental technology. In addition to oral and dental surgery, we also specialize in restorative and cosmetic dentistry services, including dental implants, crowns and bridges, dentures, removable dentures, dental veneers, and teeth whitening.

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