Complete Oral Surgery Care in Lake County, FL
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When you’re in need of surgical care, time is of the essence, but that doesn’t mean the team at New Frontier Oral Surgery in Lady Lake, FL doesn’t take the time they need to ensure patients feel comfortable and completely confident in the service they’ll receive at our office. We strive to ensure every patients receives both the highest quality and most precise surgical care as well as compassionate and gentle service from the moment they arrive. Contact us for questions or to schedule a consultation.
Complete Overdenture Fabrications
One thing that makes patients hesitate before receiving dental implant supported tooth replacement is the thought of waiting several weeks or months between implant placement and smile restoration. This is especially true for patients in need of a more complex prosthetic such as partial and full dentures. That’s why we offer patients temporary overdentures and overpartials that can typically be worn immediately following implant placement. These custom crafted restorations protect the implantation sites, and help preserve patients’ oral health, ability to consume a varied diet, and clarity of speech. Once the dental implants have time to fuse with the gums and jawbone, we’ll attach a fixed or removable partial or full denture custom crafted for each patient. This makes the dental implant placement and restoration process much more feasible.
Dental Implants Learn More
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that mimic the function of tooth roots. Implanted below the gums, these titanium posts are versatile enough to support any number of replacement teeth. Unlike more traditional tooth replacement methods, dental implant supported tooth replacement allows patients to replace the entire lost tooth structure – roots and crowns – without relying on support from healthy teeth and gums that may be damaged or weakened when supporting replacement teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Learn More
Third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are often extracted because they pose a threat to the overall state of patients’ oral health. Many people do not have adequate space in their smile line to accommodate this final set of teeth. The result is shifting teeth, inability of the wisdom teeth to erupt from the gums (impaction), and other oral health concerns. Rather than undergo complex procedures to accommodate these unnecessary teeth, we typically remove them to prevent issues from arising.
Treatment of Impacted Canines
Many young patients experience impaction, the inability of a tooth to erupt from the gums, as their primary or adult teeth develop. For children who experience impaction in their primary canine teeth, we’ll surgically remove the baby tooth and place a guide that encourages the adult tooth to develop and erupt naturally. If children do not have impaction of their primary canines, they may still have on or more impacted adult canine teeth. When this happens, we perform a combination of surgeries and orthodontic treatments to guide the tooth into the proper position within the smile.
Following facial trauma, we work with patients to repair damaged bones and soft tissue with two main goals. First, to renew as much of the natural form function as possible, and second, to restore the appearance of the face to its natural beauty. Depending on the location and extent of the traumatic injury, treatments can take a number of appointments, but we’ll work with patients’ to create a procedure schedule that fits within their schedule.
Patients may need jaw surgery for a variety of reasons. Following traumatic injury, the jawbone or muscles may need to be reconstructed to restore function. Jaw surgery may be necessary to prepare patients to receive dental implants. One of the most common jaw surgeries offered are treatments for patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The TMJ are tiny joints connecting the jaw to the skull. When these are strained or damaged, the result is pain, limited jaw mobility, and other concerns. In some cases, surgical treatment is necessary to relieve TMJ pain and renew function.
Sometimes referred to as root end surgery, apicoectomies are performed as a last effort to save teeth following a failed root canal procedure. Root canals are necessary when damage or decay affects the interior layer of the tooth known as the pulp.
A root canal removes the pulp and nerve of the tooth, replaces it with a biocompatible material, and reseals the treated tooth. In some cases, additional decay or damage may happen for a number of reasons:
- Decayed or infected tissue was not completely removed
- The tooth was not adequately sealed following treatment allowing additional damage
- The tooth is broken or cracked leading to further decay
In these and any other instances where a root canal procedure is not completely successful, an apicoectomy can be performed to save the tooth. Rather than drilling through the top of the tooth as is done to remove decayed tissue during a root canal, we remove the tip of one of the tooth roots and extract damaged tissue from below. We then refill the tooth and restore the root tip.
Frenotomies, sometimes referred to as tongue tie surgery, is a procedure where we remove a small amount of excess soft tissue connecting the tongue to the bottom of the mouth, known as the frenum. In most patients, this connective tissue gives them the ability to control their tongue movement for clear speech, but if there is an excess of tissue, the tongue may not be able to move freely as patients speak, chew, and swallow. This can be uncomfortable, but more importantly, it can make daily activities difficult or impossible. During a frenotomy, we carefully remove a precise section of the frenum to improve mobility without impeding patients’ ability to control the motion of their tongues. Most patients undergo these procedures at a very young age, and we take the utmost care to provide gentle treatment for these young patients.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Whether patients have experienced facial trauma, have difficulty with regular daily functions due to irregularities of oral and facial structures, or are simply unhappy with the shape of their face, we offer a variety of cosmetic facial surgeries to renew or enhance facials structures.
Our team takes the cosmetic ramification of any surgical procedure into consideration before beginning a treatment plan, and some of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries we perform include the following:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to reshape or sagging or puffy eyelids
- Face, chin, and neck lifts to give a more youthful appearance
- Rhinoplasty to reshape the nose for cosmetic reason or to improve function
- A variety of facial reconstruction procedures that may be necessary following trauma
- Otoplasty to change the shape of ears to improve the appearance or function
Sleep Apnea Therapy Learn More
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea, the unconscious cessation of breathing while asleep, know how detrimental this sleep disorder can be to their health. Patients who experience chronic sleep apnea often are exhausted, have elevated blood pressure, struggle to concentrate, and may even experience memory loss. While a visit to a dentist or oral surgeon for sleep apnea treatment isn’t necessarily patients’ first instinct, we are uniquely qualified to treat these disorders as many of them stem from airway blockage due to bite misalignment or improper function in the oral and facial regions.
Surgical Anesthesia Learn More
We offer a full spectrum of Surgical Anesthesia services to ensure patients are free from pain, relaxed, and comfortable throughout even the most complex surgical treatments. From mild local anesthesia to fully unconscious general anesthesia, we have the training and certifications to safely perform any level of sedation in our Lady Lake, FL dentistry practice. Don’t hesitate to ask our team about your Surgical Anesthesia options before we begin treatment.