You brush and floss regularly. You attend all of your routine dental visits. You do all the right things. Unfortunately, even diligent patients will sometimes require oral surgery for one reason or another. At National Dental’s Upper East Side practice, we have experienced in-house oral surgeons who consider patient care their top priority. Whether you require dental extractions, bone grafts, or gum surgery, we can deliver the high-quality dental care you deserve with Manhattan oral surgery.
Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are routinely removed for preventative purposes when patients are in their late teens or early twenties. While our ancient ancestors had a need for this extra set of molars, we no longer require them in our modern times. In most cases, wisdom teeth only erupt partially or grow in at awkward angles. Some never erupt at all and become trapped within the jawbone. These conditions can lead to problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, overcrowding, infection cysts, and other types of dental damage. Therefore, the majority of patients will require wisdom teeth removal at some point for long-term optimal oral health. At National Dental, our oral surgeons can perform this procedure in about one hour, using advanced techniques to minimize post-surgical discomfort. >> Learn more about wisdom teeth
Fewer innovations have improved the field of dentistry as much as laser technology. Used for both hard and soft tissue procedures, dental lasers replace traditional dental drills. These handheld devices can be loud and noisy, resulting in unnecessary anxiety for the patient. In contrast, our dental laser can remove decay and smooth tooth structures using a combination of light energy and water, providing a much more comfortable experience while you are under our care. We also use a diode laser during soft tissue procedures, rather than a scalpel. This revolutionary device cauterizes as it incises, resulting in far less bleeding during treatment. This means reduced bleeding, swelling, and discomfort during recovery. Dental lasers can be used to treat a wide array of oral health conditions, including tooth decay, gum disease, damaged teeth, and more. When used appropriately, laser technology is incredibly safe and effective. Our doctors are highly skilled and trained in the use of dental lasers and can provide less invasive treatment with this revolutionary method. >>Learn more about laser dentistry
Dental anxiety is a very real phenomenon. If you panic before your dental appointments, you are not alone. Many patients skip dental visits altogether due to anxiety. Over time, this can lead to a host of oral health problems. Fortunately, Upper East Side National Dental offers IV sedation to help you relax during treatment. This sedation option is an excellent solution for those who suffer from:
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- A severe gag reflex
- A low pain tolerance
- A health condition that affects movement, such as Parkinson’s or cerebral palsy
IV sedation is also a fantastic option for those who are undergoing several procedures at once, such as a smile makeover. This will allow your doctor to complete multiple treatments in one visit, so you can achieve your goals faster.
To administer IV sedation, your doctor will introduce sedative medications directly to your bloodstream. Because the surgical team will be able to adjust the dosage during the entire procedure, you will remain at a comfortable level of relaxation. Sedation drugs will temporarily affect your cognitive abilities and motor skills. Therefore, 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
Learn More about Manhattan Oral Surgery
With today’s modern advances, oral surgery procedures are less invasive and more comfortable than ever before. To learn more, schedule an appointment at our Upper East Side practice. Call us at (646) 736-2206 or contact us online.