Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Albuquerque, NM

Oral and maxillofacial surgeries are advanced treatments on the mouth, jawbone, and other related issues. Treatment provided by an oral surgeon may include tooth extractions, dental implants, dentures, bone grafting procedures, treatment for cysts or tumors in the jawbone or the maxilla and mandible. At Sandia Peak Dental, we perform extensive oral reconstructive surgeries to address diverse conditions, injuries, deformities, and diseases of the mouth, teeth, and face.

The Process of Oral Surgery 

We will systematically assess your oral health and decide the best course of action, which includes surgery. It may be a simple tooth extraction, dental implant placements, bone grafting procedures, or facial reconstruction. Before proceeding with the surgery, we will assess your overall general health to ensure you do not have any chronic conditions.

Common Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth. It involves the surgical placements of implant posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. The implants offer a permanent remedy for tooth loss and restoration of aesthetics and functionality.

  • Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are performed to remove decayed, damaged, or infected teeth that are beyond repair. Also, surgery is the only way to remove impacted wisdom teeth embedded below the gum line.

  • Bone Grafts

Jawbone tissues may be lost during teeth extraction or periodontal disease. Bone grafting procedures can restore the lost bone and jaw structure. It involves placing donor tissues in the deficit area to augment bone density.

  • Tumor and Cyst Removal 

If there is a cyst or benign tumor in the jawbone, it can be removed in a simple surgery without disturbing the surrounding structure.

Occlusal Guards and Night Guards

Occlusal guards and night guards are specialized dental devices that help to prevent teeth grinding, clenching, and related conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). These custom-made mouthguards are designed to fit snugly over the patient's upper or lower teeth and provide a cushioned barrier between them. 

These appliances have the ability to redistribute forces evenly across all the teeth, preventing any individual tooth from bearing too much pressure. Occlusal guards also help reduce excessive muscle tension in the jaw, which can lead to headaches and neck pain. Night guards allow individuals with sleep-related bruxism to protect their teeth while they sleep without disrupting their restful slumber. Overall, occlusal and night guards offer effective protection against dental damage caused by bruxism while promoting oral health through proper force distribution and reduced muscular strain. With regular use, occlusal guards and night guards can alleviate pain in the jaw, head, neck, and ears caused by bruxism. They also protect tooth enamel from damage due to excessive wear and tear.

    To learn more about our oral surgery procedures, visit Sandia Peak Dental at 8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. You can also reach Dentist Albuquerque, NM at (505) 298-6732 and schedule an appointment.


    8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

    Phone: (505) 298-6732

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