Oral Surgery

Adler Dental Group

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Brooklyn, New York, NY

If you develop a severe infection or severely damage a tooth, oral surgery can ease your pain, prevent further complications, and restore your smile. At Adler Dental Group in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, Robert Adler, DDS, and the team offer several types of oral surgery, including dental implant placement and all types of tooth extractions. To make an appointment, call the office in Brooklyn, New York City, or book online today.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any procedure where your dentist uses instruments to cut into the soft tissues within your mouth. In some cases, oral surgery may use advanced treatment techniques to treat and prevent potentially serious oral health problems. 

Whenever possible, we use conservative, noninvasive treatments to manage cavities, gum disease, and other related issues. If more conventional methods of care don’t provide adequate relief, surgical intervention may be necessary.

What are the types of oral surgery?

At Adler Dental Group, we offer several types of oral surgery, including:

Placement of dental implants

Dental implants are small posts made of titanium placed beneath your gums. Following placement, they integrate with your jawbone, providing a strong base for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or overdentures. 

With good oral hygiene and routine dental exams, dental implants often last a long time. They’re just as sturdy as your permanent teeth and help preserve your oral health.

Tooth extractions

If your tooth is severely decayed or damaged, your dentist may need to perform a surgical extraction to remove it. 

Wisdom teeth extraction

In many cases, your mouth doesn’t have the space to accommodate your third set of molars, commonly known as your wisdom teeth. This can cause crowding or impaction, which can result in other oral health complications. 

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Before performing oral surgery, our team conducts an oral exam, asks about your symptoms, and takes a series of X-rays. 

During the appointment, let your provider know about any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you take regularly. In addition, alert them to any underlying health problems you’re living with, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. It’s important these and other conditions are stable before you undergo anesthesia. 

Depending on the type of surgery performed, sedation may be necessary. If you take any medication stronger than nitrous oxide, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you home. 

Dr. Adler developed a special, patented injection technique that numbs your mouth without causing the numb, puffy feeling, ensuring your comfort throughout your procedure. 

To learn more about oral surgery, make an appointment at Adler Dental Group by calling the office to speak with a team member or using the online booking tool today.