Oral Surgery Specialist

Alex Gelman, DMD -  - Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

NJ Dental 1

Alex Gelman, DMD

Cosmetic & Implant Dentist & Family Dentist located in Cherry Hill, NJ

The advanced state of modern dentistry makes oral surgery a breeze. Alex Gelman, DMD, at NJ Dental 1, addresses your dental concerns with quick and easy procedures that minimize downtime and recovery. To learn more about your oral surgery options, schedule a visit today by calling the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office or booking online.

Oral Surgery

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any surgical procedure that’s performed on your teeth, gums, or oral tissues. Some of the oral surgeries offered at NJ Dental 1 include:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals
  • Dental implants
  • Periodontal treatment

While many people shudder at the word “surgery” and immediately think of general anesthesia and hospital beds, oral surgery is often quite different. Many procedures require very little recovery downtime and are done on an outpatient basis. 

What’s a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is an oral surgery that’s performed to remove a tooth that’s suffered from extreme damage or decay. Extractions are also frequently used to remove wisdom teeth that are impacted beneath the gumline.

What’s a root canal?

A root canal is an oral surgery that’s performed to treat an infected tooth. Dr. Gelman extracts the diseased pulp from your tooth and fills the hole with a substance called “gutta percha.”

What’s periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment is an oral surgery that’s performed on infected gums to prevent further damage and stave off infection and tooth loss. 

NJ Dental 1 offers state-of-the-art laser surgeries that remove your damaged gum tissue and eliminate the bacteria causing your infection.

How can I prepare for oral surgery?

Make sure to talk to the compassionate professionals at NJ Dental 1 before your oral surgery. They’ll be happy to discuss anything you need to know to prepare for your particular procedure and answer any questions you have. 

Be sure to let Dr. Gelman and the team know about any medical complications you’ve had in the past and any medications that you currently take. If you have health concerns or don’t respond well to anesthesia, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gelman to discuss your options.

Ask Dr. Gelman and the team what you can eat and drink before and after the procedure, and be sure to confirm and follow your aftercare instructions. 

Depending on the complexity of your surgery and what type of sedation you receive, Dr. Gelman might suggest that you arrange for transportation to and from the procedure.

To learn more about how oral surgery can improve your oral health, schedule a visit with NJ Dental 1 today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

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