Oral Surgery

Your Sarasota Oral Surgery Team

Oral surgery at Sarasota Dentistry can treat a wide range of oral conditions, which can bring you relief from painful tooth problems and give you more confidence about your smile and appearance. Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth by a dentist or oral surgeon. If you need dental implants, tooth extraction, or bone or tissue grafting, Sarasota Dentistry can help you feel great with a new, improved smile.

Oral surgery at our dental office is performed using the latest dental technologies and state-of-the-art treatment. Choosing an experienced, highly trained dentist or oral surgeon in Sarasota is key to achieving a healthy, restored smile. If you need one or more oral surgical procedures to improve your oral health, Dr. Hank Michael and his expert team at Sarasota Dentistry are ready to provide you with exceptional results. In the event that your oral surgery needs are complicated or beyond the scope of Dr. Michael’s surgical training, Dr. Michael will offer a referral to a specialist in oral surgery.

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    Oral Surgery Services at Sarasota Dentistry

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants can benefit those who have lost one or more teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that replaces a damaged or missing natural tooth root. Dental implants are incredibly durable, and they are surgically placed in the jaw to support dentures, crowns, and bridges. Sarasota Dentistry offers single-tooth implants, multiple-teeth implants, full-arch implants, zirconia implants, implant-retained removable dentures, and immediate implants so patients can benefit from same-day restored dental function. In instances where there is not enough bone to support dental implants, this procedure may be combined with bone grafting.


    Teeth Extraction at Sarasota Dentistry

    Tooth Extraction

    Tooth extraction can be performed to remove one or more teeth that are damaged, decayed, fractured, infected, or that are contributing to tooth crowding, such as wisdom teeth. After tooth extraction, your teeth may shift to fill the missing space, or an oral surgeon at Sarasota Dentistry can fill the space with a dental implant and dentures, a crown, or a bridge. This oral surgery may be combined with bone grafting to prevent and reduce bone loss following extraction.

    Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting

    Misaligned teeth, periodontal disease, injury, and osteoporosis are some factors that may lead to bone loss in the jaw. If you do not have enough bone in the jaw to support dental implants, bone and soft tissue grafting may be your ideal solution. Bone and tissue grafting can fill in missing bone to increase the height or width of the jawbone, as well as contribute to improved jaw stabilization and bone preservation. Most bone grafting procedures at Sarasota Dentistry are performed using bone from the patient’s body, though some instances may require bone harvested from cadaver donors or animals.


    Sinus Augmentation & Ridge Augmentation

    Sinus augmentation, one of five bone grafting procedures performed at Sarasota Dentistry, is a procedure in which bone is added to the molar and premolar region of the upper jaw. This oral surgery is often performed following tooth or bone loss in the upper jaw and may be needed to support dental implants.

    Ridge augmentation is a bone grafting procedure in which bone is added to the alveolar ridge—the part of the jawbone to which teeth are anchored. This oral surgery may be performed following tooth extraction or tooth and bone loss and can help bone grow vertically or horizontally to support dental implants.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is considered oral surgery?
    Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed on the teeth, jaw, and tissues in the mouth. Tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and bone grafting are among the most common types of oral surgery. Sarasota Dentistry offers a wide range of oral surgery procedures that can be combined with other services, including teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry.
    What is an endodontist vs. an oral surgeon?
    An endodontist is a dental specialist who diagnoses and treats tooth pain and performs root canal treatment. Endodontists typically receive two to three years of advanced training after dental school.

    An oral surgeon is a dental specialist who is trained to detect, diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon is another name for this specialist.
    How many additional years of postgraduate training does an oral and maxillofacial surgeon receive?
    An oral and maxillofacial surgeon attends four years of dental school and also receives a minimum of four to six years of additional surgical training. These dental specialists are additionally trained to administer anesthesia and handle complex cases. Dr. Hank Michael is not a specialist in oral surgery, but he has perpetually trained in oral surgery, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and oral and intravenous sedation, and offers many other dental services to accommodate nearly every patient with a need for dental treatment. If you are looking for a great dentist in Sarasota, FL that is extremely competent in a wide range of dental services, Sarasota Dentistry is the right place for you!

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