Oral surgery is an important service for patients who need treatment for facial injuries, chronic pain and certain dental conditions. Oral surgery can treat diseases ranging from defects in the head, face, jaws and neck. While some dental offices do not offer oral surgery in-house, and must instead refer their patients to other oral surgeons outside their office, the patients at St. Anthony Park Dental Care can get oral surgery at their normal dentist office.
At St. Anthony Park Dental Care, we treat a range of conditions including tooth extractions, placement of dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and placement of certain bone grafts. We also provide anesthesia that is both safe and effective, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide and intravenous moderate conscious sedation.
We provide all of these services in-house because we know it’s important for our patients to be able to get their oral surgery from a professional that they know and trust. We also want to provide services that our patients find convenient.
What To Look For When Choosing an Oral Surgeon in St. Paul
It’s important to know what to look for when choosing an oral surgeon in St. Paul. At St. Anthony Park Dental Care, we pride ourselves in taking good care of our patients. We offer the following to our patients seeking oral surgery:
Good customer service. When you call our offices, our knowledgeable and responsive staff can help you with the scheduling process and can help answer your questions about your upcoming procedure. Any questions that can’t be answered by our phone staff can instead be answered by our dental professionals. Our phone staff will be happy to connect you to our dental professionals.
Professionalism. It’s important to find a dental office that displays professionalism and courtesy to patients. Our staff and dental experts display the utmost professionalism with our fast responses to your questions and by maintaining comfortable accommodations for our patients.
Reputation. It’s important to choose a dental professional with a good reputation in your community. You can find out whether your dental professional has a good reputation by reading their online reviews and testimonials, or by checking with friends and neighbors who have visited that dental professional in the past.
Convenience. Is it easy to make an appointment with your oral surgeon? Do they have time available in their schedule? These are important details.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and emerge. Sometimes there is room for wisdom teeth in the mouth, other times they become impacted. When this happens the wisdom tooth may need to be removed. These teeth are often susceptible to tooth decay. They can become painful. They may even lead to gum disease.
If the wisdom teeth are very painful or are at risk for tooth decay, they should be removed. If your wisdom teeth are painful, speak with your dentist to find out if your wisdom teeth need to be taken out.
Dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth. The implant is inserted into the jaw bone, where it fuses with the jaw. This post should never slip or become loose: it is as permanent as your permanent teeth.
Sometimes dental implants require a bone graft to be fused to the jawbone. The bone graft might be from an artificial bone, from an animal bone, or from donated human bone. This helps provide a strong surface that the post can bond to. Both the implantation and the bone graft can be done here at St. Anthony Park Dental Care.
Restoring Smiles, Providing Oral Surgery Services
At St. Anthony Park Dental Care, we provide a variety of other services that can help you recover from a range of conditions and dental diseases. Some of these services include:
- Maxillofacial injuries, or facial trauma
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery
- Corrective jaw, or orthognathic, surgery
- Oral cancer assessment and treatment
Make Your Appointment Today
If you’re in need of oral surgery in St. Paul, contact St. Anthony Park Dental Care today to make an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, help you make an appointment and get you started on the way to oral health.