Kids & Family Dentistry
Oral Surgery in New Jersey: Implants, Wisdom Tooth Removal & More
Kids & Family Dentistry is home to the best oral surgeon in New Jersey—contact our friendly team to discuss your needs today. While implant placement and wisdom teeth removal are among the most common reasons patients schedule oral surgery in New Jersey, our experienced team can also address a wide range of other conditions, such as cleft palates and temporomandibular disorder (TMD). We’re a multispecialty practice with state-of-the-art facilities in Livingston and Harrison. We combine tried-and-tested techniques with the latest advances in oral and maxillofacial surgical technology to offer the best services possible.
What Can an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Do For You?After graduating from dental school, oral surgeons undergo an additional four to six years of training and education to understand the complexities of repairing tissues and bones of the jaw, ears, teeth, and more. We’re proud to have Dr. Shahid Aziz as our head oral surgeon. He is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rutgers University and has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed to multiple books. Dr. Aziz is a leader in his field, specializing in facial trauma and reconstruction and orthognathic (ear, nose, and throat) surgery. Here’s just a small sampling of the surgical procedures he can perform:
Wisdom Teeth RemovalYour wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that develop, and often, they fail to fully emerge from the gum line, if at all. In other cases, they emerge at the wrong angle or crowd other teeth. In either case, removal is usually the best option. Left unaddressed, they can lead to issues with decay, tooth alignment, and the temporomandibular joint.
Sinus LiftBefore placing dental implants, sinus augmentation is sometimes necessary. This surgical procedure ensures that there is enough healthy bone in place in the upper jaw to support dental implants.
Facial TraumaWhether suffered during sports, a slip and fall, assault, car accident, or otherwise, facial trauma can quickly lead to further complications if improperly cared for. Jaw, palate, orbital, or cheekbone fractures should almost always be treated by an oral surgeon. As a multispecialty dental practice, our team can also help with cosmetic reconstruction for things such as lost or broken teeth due to facial trauma.
Oral Cancer TreatmentAround 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer every year, and roughly half die within five years. Early detection is vital. We recommend performing monthly self-checks in addition to keeping up with regular dental exams and cleanings. Schedule an appointment with our team if you have:
- White or red patches
- Abnormal lumps
- Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing