Oral Surgery in North Miami Beach, FL

Dental Care for a Long-Lasting Smile

It takes advanced training and expertise to maintain your smile. That’s why, at Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, our North Miami Beach, FL dentists are specialists in maxillofacial care to diagnose and address various injuries to your oral cavity. While the idea of invasive procedures can be intimidating for patients, Drs. Bill and Eli Abbo provide gentle oral surgery that’s designed with your smile’s health, comfort, and general well-being in mind. Learn about our various procedures and why our dentists are regarded as some of the best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

What Is Oral Surgery?

Also known as maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery refers to procedures performed on specific areas of your face on top of your oral cavity. This includes tooth extraction, sinus lifts, and more. These surgeries tend to overlap with other fields such as restorative dentistry and implant dentistry. Dentists like Dr. Abbo who specialize in maxillofacial care must undergo four to six years of additional training on top of dental school.

In fact, this field is even recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as an official dental specialty.

Our Oral Surgery Options

Your dentist will thoroughly examine your oral health during your initial appointment to develop a treatment plan that works best for your teeth’s unique needs. The following are the options we provide at our North Miami Beach, FL office:

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

A common form of oral surgery for young adults is wisdom tooth extractions, where Dr. Abbo removes the third set of molars from the back of your mouth due to a lack of space or impaction. Sometimes, an extraction may be necessary to remove teeth that are infected or severely damaged. This will prevent the rest of your teeth from being negatively affected while protecting your smile from more serious complications.

Bone Grafting

A bone graft is often performed to improve your candidacy for dental implants if you’ve been missing teeth for an extended period. The root of your teeth plays a huge role in stimulating your jawbone and ensuring it continues to grow at a healthy rate. However, missing teeth can disrupt this function and cause your jaw to weaken over time. With a bone graft, Dr. Abbo can take bone from a different part of your body to strengthen your jaw.

Sinus Augmentation

A sinus augmentation lifts the membrane lining of your upper mouth and provides additional space for dental implants. Your dentist will make a small incision and gently push the lining upwards, filling the empty space with bone or synthetic materials to stimulate growth. Dr. Abbo typically recommends this procedure for patients missing most of the teeth from their upper arch, as it can make more space for inserting dental implants.

A man sits in a dental chair and admires the results of his dentistry procedure.

Feel Relaxed During Oral Surgery

Patients can sometimes feel anxious when they hear the word ‘surgery,’ and may avoid the dentist as a result. However, at Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, our team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and pain-free dental experience. That’s why we offer various options for sedation to help ease your dental anxiety. In fact, undergoing oral surgery now can save you from possibly experiencing further pain from whatever dental issue you’re dealing with.

Frequently Asked Questions

You won’t experience any major risks with oral surgery as long as it’s performed by a trained dental professional. It’s common to experience side effects after your procedure, such as minor bleeding, soreness, and swelling. However, these symptoms are completely normal, and should gradually fade while your smile recovers with help from your dentist.

Your dentist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions after undergoing oral surgery. This will ensure the healing process goes smoothly. Common advice that you may be given can include:

  • Avoiding drinking from a straw
  • Avoiding hot and cold temperatures
  • Staying hydrated and eating nutritious foods
  • Gently rinsing your teeth three times a day
  • Resting 24 hours after surgery
Your dentist will give you specific instructions on what you can and can’t eat after you’ve finished with oral surgery. In general, you’ll want to stick to a diet of soft foods for a couple of weeks after your procedure. Some of these foods can include apple sauce, yogurt, mashed potatoes, soups, scrambled eggs, and more.
It’s likely your insurance provider will cover your oral surgery since these procedures are performed out of necessity. Your dentist will recommend that you reach out to your provider directly to get a better understanding of your coverage and benefits. Be sure to also check whether your dentist offers financial options to make your oral surgery affordable.

Visit Dr. Abbo for Oral Surgery

Undergoing oral surgery can save your smile from enduring unnecessary pain down the line. That’s why our North Miami Beach, FL practice offers oral surgery to fix problems that have to do more than just a person’s smile. Contact Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry to make your appointment by calling (305) 945-0909 or by filling out our online contact form. We welcome patients from Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands, FL.

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