Oral Surgery

If you need oral surgery, trust your treatment to the expert team of general and cosmetic dentists at Dental Studios, with locations in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey. Led by Drs. Daniel Butensky and Richard Procopio, Dental Studios offers a wide range of oral surgeries, from gum graft surgery to simple extractions, in a comfortable, professional environment. To find out more, reach out to Dental Studios online or over the phone today.

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any type of surgery performed in or around your mouth, including:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeries are complex procedures. They include surgeries like maxillofacial dental implants and corrective jaw surgery.


Prosthodontics surgeries restore or aesthetically enhance your smile. They do so through actions such as reshaping teeth to fit crowns, bridges, or veneers, and inserting dental implants.

Tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is extremely common. Usually, Dental Studios recommends this type of oral surgery either after your teeth have been compromised by trauma or disease or to make space in your mouth.

The practice performs two main types of tooth extraction: simple extraction and surgical extraction.

During a simple extraction, your Dental Studios team extracts teeth that have emerged from the gum line. To do so, they numb the area and then remove your teeth with forceps.

Dental Studios reserves surgical extractions for less straightforward cases. These include impacted teeth, teeth that have only partially emerged, or teeth that can’t come out unless your team cuts into tissue or bone. 

Does everyone have to extract their wisdom teeth?

One of the most common types of tooth extraction is wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge from under your gum line, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. 

For some people, wisdom teeth cause no problems. Many other individuals, however, experience extreme pain and discomfort when their wisdom teeth come in, and choose extraction to ease that pain.

Wisdom teeth can cause problems for numerous reasons. First, because they emerge later in life, they often don’t have enough room to erupt, and they become impacted. This means that they emerge partially or in ways that aren’t optimal for your oral health.

In addition, some wisdom teeth become trapped below your gum line because there’s no room for them to emerge at all. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to problems like:

  • Pain
  • Tooth infection
  • Decay of partially erupted teeth
  • Damage of surrounding bone or nearby teeth
  • Cyst development around the impacted teeth

Food and debris can also get trapped behind impacted wisdom teeth, causing more discomfort and possible infection.

Can I be sedated during oral surgery?

To ease any anxiety and to make you comfortable during your procedure, Dental Studios offers anesthesia and sedation options, including local anesthesia, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

If you’re at all nervous about the prospect of oral surgery, reach out to the practice to learn more about your options.

Trust your care to the professionals at Dental Studios. To learn more about oral surgery, or to schedule your appointment, call or use the online booking tool today.

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