Most dental issues, like cavities and gum disease, respond to conservative and noninvasive treatments. Even so, if you have significant tooth decay, broken teeth, or experience chronic jaw pain, oral surgery might be necessary. At his practice in Midtown Manhattan, experienced dentist Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, boasts over 40 years of experience performing oral surgery. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.
Oral surgery refers to various procedures that correct issues with your teeth, gums, tongue, or jaw. Oral surgeons like Dr. Geller, complete four years of traditional dental school, followed by residency and fellowship training.
Whenever possible, Dr. Geller recommends conservative and non-invasive treatments. If these measures don’t provide lasting relief, oral surgery might be necessary.
At his self-titled practice, Dr. Geller uses oral surgery to treat various issues, including:
You might also benefit from oral surgery if you have a benign (noncancerous) oral growth.
Dr. Geller performs several types of oral surgery, including:
Dental implants are titanium posts that replace your permanent tooth roots. During surgery, Dr. Geller inserts a series of implants into your jaw. Afterward, your mouth heals for several months while the implants fuse with your bone.
When the fusion process finishes, you return to the practice. Then, Dr. Geller covers your implants with crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
A sinus lift is a type of oral surgery that increases the bone volume in your upper jaw. During a sinus lift, Dr. Geller uses special tools to insert a piece of natural or synthetic bone into a small incision. Once placed, the graft encourages your body to create new and healthy bone tissue.
A bone graft is similar to a sinus lift. The difference is that Dr. Geller inserts the graft into your lower jaw. Once placed, the bone graft encourages your body to create new bone tissue.
If you have an impacted tooth that’s unable to break through your gum line or a severe cavity, Dr. Geller might recommend extractions.
Before pulling your tooth, Dr. Geller numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic. Then, he uses special tools to access and gently remove the affected tooth.
If you have a severe case of gum disease, you might benefit from periodontal surgery. Dr. Geller offers several types of periodontal surgery, including gingival flap surgery and soft tissue grafts.
To explore the benefits of oral surgery, make an appointment at the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, by calling the office or booking online today.