Dentistry is more than just generalized care. While preventative and restorative treatments can address a wide array of dental conditions, sometimes oral surgery is necessary to protect your smile. Oral surgery is often needed in cases of trauma or in instances where congenital defects are present. At National Dental Williston Park, we have specialists on staff to address your unique dental needs. Our oral surgeons in Williston Park can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health through surgical intervention.
One of the most common surgical procedures we perform is wisdom teeth extractions. Our primitive ancestors required an extra set of molars to chew efficiently, as their diets were coarse and harsh. Because they lacked proper oral hygiene, most individuals had lost several of their teeth by the time they reached their twenties. That is why wisdom teeth were so important for their nutritional needs. In today’s world, we understand the importance of dental health, and we eat a wider variety of foods. As a result, these extra teeth are unnecessary. In fact, when most wisdom teeth erupt, they grow in crooked or misaligned. Oftentimes they even become impacted in the jawbone. When this happens, it can lead to a host of dental problems, such as infections, decay, discomfort, and more. Therefore, most dental professionals agree that wisdom teeth should be removed in most cases. Typically, this is recommended when individuals are in their late teens or early twenties. Due to modern advances, wisdom teeth extraction is fairly straightforward, and requires only a couple days of downtime. By removing these teeth preventatively, you can preserve your oral health for years to come. >> Learn more about wisdom teeth
At National Dental Williston Park, we believe in staying up to date on the latest technological advances. That is why we utilize dental lasers whenever possible. These revolutionary tools can be used for both soft tissue and hard tissue procedures. Unlike dental drills, lasers are quiet and minimally invasive. We use them to remove decay and prepare the teeth for restorations, as more of your natural, healthy tooth structure can be left intact. When performing soft tissue procedures, we use a diode laser. Because it cauterizes and sterilizes as it cuts, it results in less surgical bleeding for the patient. Consequently, this means reduced post-operative bleeding, swelling, and discomfort as well. >>Learn more about laser dentistry
With today’s medical technology, there is no reason to be stressed or anxious during a dental visit. At National Dental Williston Park, we offer IV sedation for maximum patient comfort. Before beginning your oral surgery procedure, your doctor will administer sedative medications directly into the bloodstream for an immediate effect. This will induce a state of deep relaxation and “twilight sleep”, in which you will feel carefree and comfortable. Because the dosage can be adjusted throughout the entire procedure, you will remain in a constant state of relaxation. Oftentimes, upon waking, patients do not even remember most of their procedure. It is important to note that patients who choose this option will need a friend or family member to accompany them to and from our office. >> Learn more about IV Sedation
Contact Your Oral Surgeon in Nassau County
If you require oral surgery, consider visiting National Dental Williston Park. Call our office at (516) 686-9780 or contact us online anytime.