Oral Surgeon

Oral Surgeon

apicoectomy

Apicoectomy

Apicoectomy Below the hollow enamel surface of your teeth (the crown) lies an area of tissue known as the pulp chamber. Inside the pulp chamber there are nerves and blood vessels that carry nutrients to help keep your teeth healthy, strong and hydrated. The soft tissue in the pulp chamber also provides sensitivity to hot …

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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Although bone tends to regenerate over time, there are several reasons our Oral Surgeon may suggest a bone grafting procedure. One reason is because once a tooth is removed the jaw may lack sufficient quantity and quality of bone to securely support an implant. Another reason you may require grafting is because as …

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dental emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies A dental emergency requires immediate treatment.  We accomodate all emergency patient and you are seen by Dr. Calat the same day. Emergencies treated at Mid Manhattan Oral Surgery include: Dental Infections that may arise from wisdom teeth problems or decayed teeth Facial Trauma A car or sports accident A work accident A violent …

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dental-implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post implanted into the bone of the jaw to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture. The implant connects to an abutment that anchors a porcelain crown, bridge, or denture. Benefits of Dental Implants Implants improve your ability …

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Facial Trauma

Facial Trauma Facial trauma requires emergency oral surgery for accidents like: Facial or oral lacerations Fractured bones such as the jaw, cheek or eye Knocked out teeth Facial trauma may result from incidents such as Car accidents Work accidents Falls or slips Sports injuries Violent attack Since our nose, chin, cheek, jaw, and front teeth …

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Impacted Canines

Impacted Canines An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Many people frequently develop problems with impacted third molars (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections among a host of other problems. The maxillary cuspid or canine (upper eyetooth) …

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jaw surgery

Jaw Surgery

Jaw Surgery The upper jaw bone ( maxilla) lower jaw bone (mandible ) or both may require corrective surgery for: Cleft Palete Orthodontic Treatment TMJ Disorders Craniofacial abnormalities Corrective jaw surgery is performed to realign the jaws and teeth to improve your comfort when chewing, talking, or breathing, or to improve your appearance. Jaw surgery …

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laser oral surgery

Laser Oral Surgery

Laser Oral Surgery A laser is a focused amplified light. Oral surgeons typically use lasers in surgery to cut soft tissue and bone with greater accuracy and precision. Where drills cause friction and vibration a laser doesn’t touch the surface, which lowers the need for local anesthesia, lowers the risk of infection, and reduces post-operative …

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Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology A bump on your lip It’s natural to be a little concerned when bump forms in your mouth or on your lip, these can be extremely bothersome and evenly unsightly. If this doesn’t resolve in a few days having a medical professional take a look is a good idea.  Many patients present to …

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TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorder TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint. Joints exist where two bones meet. Each joint is usually surrounded by muscle, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. TMJ Disorders occur for a variety of reasons like: Your teeth don’t align properly when you chew …

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tooth extractions

Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth, that has decayed after food and bacteria interact to form plaque and tartar. While a tooth may require extraction for a variety of reasons, removal is usually the method of last resort. If a cavity is left untreated your tooth decays and then …

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wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal By the age of eighteen, most adults have thirty two teeth; sixteen teeth on the top and sixteen teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting …

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