Frequently Asked Questions
What is an apicoectomy?
An apicoectomy is a treatment sometimes referred to as “root end” or “root tip” treatment. If patients experience a failed root canal, we are often able to save the tooth by removing one of the root tips and extracting the decayed tissue.
Who should consider implant supported tooth replacements?
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for many patients because they replace both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. Schedule an implant consultation to find out if this replacement option is right for you.
Do I have to have my wisdom teeth extracted?
Not always. There are a number of oral health concerns that lead a general dentist or oral surgeon to encourage patients to remove this third set of molars, but the underlying cause of these issues is typically the same – lack of space. Most patients simply don’t have adequate jawbone space to accommodate four extra molars. Thus, wisdom tooth extraction is the best way to preserve oral health.
How does an oral surgeon treat sleep apnea?
Dentists and oral surgeons all have advanced training to understand the inner workings of the oral and facial structures. This includes the airway. We use this extensive knowledge to offer both surgical and non-surgical solutions for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.
What can I do to heal more quickly following surgery?
First and foremost, rest. Most patients who experience problems following oral surgery rush back to their daily routine without giving their bodies adequate time to recuperate. Follow the post-operative care instructions we’ll provide geared toward your specific treatment, and contact us right away if you experience any complications.
What types of spa services are available in your office?
We offer a full range of spa services to help you look and feel your very best including eyelid surgeries, Botox, dermal fillers and hair removal/ Contact our team to find out more.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to work with patients to process and file dental insurance claims in order to maximize their coverage.