Oral Surgery

Surgical Solutions for Complex Dental Problems

Sometimes a dental problem can be solved with a simple, minimally invasive treatment. However, certain issues with your smile may demand surgical intervention. While the thought of surgery can be scary, Dr. Wayne DiBartola and our Bridgeville dental team at DiBartola Dental are skilled at applying these treatments as comfortably and quickly as possible. That way, you can enjoy the kind of oral health that will let you live your best life. 

Learn more about our surgical solutions by dialing (412) 221-9440, or continue reading our helpful guide below. 

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery, or oral and maxillofacial (OMF) surgery, refers to surgical procedures performed in the mouth, jaw, or face to treat various dental and oral health issues. Dental surgery procedures can encompass a wide range of treatments and corrective procedures. 

At DiBartola Dental, Dr. DiBartola and our team offer a wide range of surgical solutions for addressing complex dental and facial conditions, improving oral health, function, and aesthetics, and alleviating pain or discomfort in the oral cavity.

Oral Surgeries at DiBartola Dental

Dental Implant Placement

Dr. DiBartola is skilled in dental implant placement, a procedure that involves surgically replacing a missing tooth by inserting a titanium post into the jawbone. This post supports a replacement tooth, providing patients with a permanent and natural-looking solution for missing teeth.

Laser Crown Lengthening

Dr. DiBartola offers laser crown lengthening, a precise and minimally invasive laser-assisted oral surgery that reshapes gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface. This dental surgery improves both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.

Gum Grafting and Bone Grafting

Gum grafting and bone grafting procedures can address gum recession and bone loss, ensuring the long-term health and stability of your teeth and supporting oral structures. Dr. DiBartola’s skill in these surgeries can help restore your oral health and confidence.

Laser-Assisted Frenectomy and Tongue-Tie Release

For laser-assisted frenectomy and tongue-tie release, Dr. DiBartola uses advanced laser technology to correct tongue and lip tie issues, promoting better speech and oral function, especially in infants and children.

Laser-Assisted Ulcer Reduction

DiBartola Dental also offers laser-assisted ulcer reduction, a specialized procedure that uses laser technology to minimize discomfort and speed up the healing process for oral ulcers and lesions.

Endodontic Surgery

Dr. DiBartola is skilled in endodontic surgery, providing care for complex root canal treatments. These treatments address issues within the tooth’s dental pulp and surrounding tissues to save natural teeth and relieve pain.

Oral Biopsy

If you require an oral biopsy, Dr. DiBartola can perform the necessary surgical procedure to examine tissue abnormalities in your mouth. Biopsies help diagnose and manage potential oral health concerns, including oral cancer.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth often require surgical tooth extraction, which involves making an incision into the gums. This small incision allows Dr. DiBartola to have easier access to the tooth, helping ensure that all infected or damaged material is successfully removed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Oral surgery coverage depends on the type of surgery and your insurance plans. Dental insurance typically covers routine oral surgery procedures, such as tooth extractions and implant placement. 

Medical insurance may cover oral surgery procedures if deemed medically necessary, such as surgery to treat an abscess or impacted teeth. It’s always best to check with your insurance providers for specific coverage details.

Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Most patients can expect to return to work or school within a few days, but some procedures may require a longer recovery time. Your dentist will give you a more accurate breakdown of treatment time during your initial consultation. 

As with any surgery, there are some risks and complications associated with OMF surgery. These risks can include bleeding, infection, swelling, and pain. In some cases, there may be nerve damage or damage to other structures in the mouth or face. However, these risks are relatively rare, and OMF surgery is considered a safe and effective procedure.

In some cases, there may be non-surgical options for addressing oral health issues. It’s essential to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon to explore all available treatments and determine the most appropriate approach for your specific condition. They’ll consider factors like the severity of the issue, cost barriers, and your overall health.

For Surgical Solutions to Complex Dental Issues, Call DiBartola Dental!

DiBartola Dental invites you to take the first step toward a healthier, more vibrant smile by contacting us at (412) 221-9440 or by filling out our online contact form. Whether you’re considering dental implant placement, laser-assisted procedures, or any other surgical treatment, we’re here to guide you on your journey to improved oral health and a brighter future. Proudly serving new and returning patients from Bridgeville and surrounding areas such as Scott Township, Carnegie, PA Heidelberg, & Upper Saint Clair, PA. 

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