Oral Surgery Specialist

Patrick Ryan, DMD

General Dentists & Implant Specialist located in Paterson, NJ & North Haledon, NJ

Oral surgery can provide your smile with long-lasting relief from pain and further damage. In Paterson and North Haledon, New Jersey, Patrick Ryan, DMD, his associate, Naldo Barbagelata, DMD, and the team use the latest tools and techniques to provide their patients with excellent and effective oral surgery in a comforting and family-friendly atmosphere. To learn more about how oral surgery can fix your severe dental issues, call the offices of Patrick Ryan, DMD, or book a consultation online today.

Oral Surgery Q&A

When do I need oral surgery?

Some of the conditions that might require oral surgery include:

  • Impacted teeth or wisdom teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth that require extraction
  • TMJ disorder
  • Severe gum disease

In addition to oral surgery, the team at Patrick Ryan, DMD, also performs cosmetic alterations, including dental implants.

What are my sedation options for oral surgery?

The team at Patrick Ryan, DMD, wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your oral surgery. They take measures to ease any anxiety you might have by providing cozy amenities and oral sedation during your procedure.

Why might I need to extract my wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop in your mouth. Most patients don’t have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth, so they need to have them removed in order to prevent crowding.

Even if you have enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, they might still need to be removed in order to prevent complications with your other teeth. Wisdom teeth are sometimes crooked or misaligned when they erupt, or they can get stuck under the gum line and grow against other teeth (a condition known as impaction), where they can cause swelling, abscesses, and pain.

While it happens more frequently with wisdom teeth, other teeth can become impacted, too, which might also require surgical removal.

How can oral surgery correct missing teeth?

Your dentist might recommend a dental implant if you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or an accident. A dental implant is a small metal post that’s surgically implanted into your jawbone, where it mimics a natural tooth root.

As your mouth heals from the implant surgery, your bone fuses to the implant. Once your implant is fused, and your mouth is healed, your dentist permanently affixes a crown to it to restore its look and feel.

How can oral surgery help TMJ disorder?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition that affects the complex joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull and can cause pain, headaches, and difficulty opening and closing your mouth. If your dentist thinks that your TMJ is caused by a joint irregularity, they might recommend surgery to fix it.

To learn more about how the team at Patrick Ryan, DMD, can improve your smile with oral surgery, schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking one online today.