Your Surgical Care:

All outpatient surgery is performed in our safe, sterile, and well equipped office.  Our staff has the license, training, and experience to provide various types of anesthesia (local, laughing gas, IV sedation, or general anesthesia).  They will help you choose the best treatment plan after consulting with the doctor.

Before Surgery:

Most patients have a pre-operative consultation where x-rays will be taken and we will have an opportunity to go over your case.  If you have x-rays from your dentist you may bring them and they will be used if appropriate.

Please make sure to have a written referral from your dentist if you have seen one.

No food or drink:

Sometimes the procedure can be done the same day as the consultation.  If you are anticipating a general anesthetic or IV sedation you can NOT have anything to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your visit, and you MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult to take you home.

Any regular medications SHOULD BE TAKEN with as little water as possible, but nothing else is permitted.

DIABETICS should schedule a morning appointment, with nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours.  In this case, DO NOT TAKE your regular insulin or oral diabetic medication.

 

Our Areas  of expertise include:

  • Surgical Extraction
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Treatment of Dental Infections
  • Dental Implants
  • Biopsies
  • Apicoectomy
  • Dental Exposure
  • Trauma to the Mouth and Surrounding Bone Structure
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation

 

Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to come into the mouth.  For many people they become problematic.  If your teeth are aligned poorly, the overlying tissue is inflamed  or swollen or cysts have formed, they may be indicated for extraction. 

The removal of your wisdom teeth is done in the office under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.  All of these options and surgical will be discussed at your consultation.

After the removal of your wisdom teeth, sutures are placed to close the area.  Gauze is placed over the site to control bleeding and you are taken to the recovery room to rest until you are ready to go home.  You will be given postoperative instructions along with prescriptions for pain, and often an antibiotic to prevent infection.  We will schedule a follow up visit, usually one week after surgery.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the office at 732-842-6990.

 

Implants

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Dental implants act as "tooth root substitutes."  These small titanium posts are surgically placed into the area where a tooth or teeth are missing.  The bone bonds with the implant and creates a stable anchor for artificial tooth replacement.

If you are considering implants a consultation with Dr. Feldman must be scheduled first.  At this appointment an x-ray will be taken and your teeth, gums, and bone density will be thoroughly examined.  Sufficient bone structure is necessary for placing implants and in some cases bone grafting may be required.  This graft will add the bone mass required to firmly anchor the implant.

 

Apicoectomy

When a tooth has been treated by root canal in the past and the tooth becomes infected again, an apicoectomy may be performed to solve the problem and save the tooth from extraction.  This procedure involves cutting the gum and using a drill to gain access to the root.  The infected tissue is removed along with the tip of the root.  The canal of the root will be sealed with a special filling.

If an apicoectomy is being considered, a consultation with Dr. Feldman will be necessary to determine if the tooth is a good candidate for successful treatment.


Post-operative Care

After your surgery you will be given post-op instructions, both verbally and in writing, to help you get through the post-operative period.  We will then call you later in the day to follow up and go over any further questions you may have following surgery.


Contact us at (732) 842 - 6990 to schedule a consultation with our surgeon