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Auburn Oral Surgery & ImplanT Center

Board Certified Oral Surgeons
Oral surgeons in Auburn, Worcester, Webster, Oxford MA

Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-4pm

Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 8am-1pm

​390 Southbridge Street, Auburn ,MA 01501

    Procedures

The traditional ways to replace teeth are dentures and crown and bridge.  Dentures rest on the gum tissue and bone, and over time they resorb the bone and weaken the jaw bone especially complete dentures.


Dental implants are used to replace multiple missing teeth or a single missing tooth.  They are also used to give stability and retention to complete dentures.  Implants require a team effort between the dentist and the oral surgeon and may involve more than one surgery.

When the bone volume is not adequate for implant placement, bone grafting maybe necessary.  Our team will examine the patient, and after proper X-rays, we will suggest the best treatment that suits the patient.


Not all patients are candidates for dental implants.  Smoking can decrease the success rate of implants.  Implants require good oral hygiene and maintenance.

Oral & Facial Pathology


We treat different types of pathology related to the teeth, jaws and face.  After proper x-rays are obtained and diagnosis is made, we sit with the patient and explain all the treatment options available.  Biopsy is often required in order to confirm diagnosis.


Corrective Jaw Surgery


Corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) is performed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to correct minor or major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which can improve chewing, speaking, breathing, and appearance.


Facial Trauma


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are skilled in managing & treating facial trauma including lacerations, jaw fractures, eye socket fractures, and teeth avulsion.

Bone Grafting


Bone grafting is used to augment missing bone before placement of dental implants, to restore the discontinuity of the jaw after cyst removal or tumor resection, and sometimes it is used after extracting the teeth to preserve the bone from resorption.  It usually takes 5-6 months for the bone to heal after it is grafted.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions


Third molars (wisdom teeth) come into the mouth between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age (the age of wisdom).


Wisdom teeth are usually impacted, which means they don't fully enter the mouth due to lack of space.  When the wisdom teeth stay impacted they can cause the following:

A.    Infection that can be sometimes very serious or life threatening.

B.    Periodontal disease (gum disease) of the adjacent teeth.
C.    Pathology such as cysts or benign tumors.
D.    Cavities in the adjacent teeth.

It is recommended to have the wisdom teeth removed before they are fully formed in the teenage years to mid twenties.

Dental Implants


​Dental implants are the best available option to replace missing teeth.  They are titanium posts that are inserted in the jaw bone.  The advantages of dental implants are:

  • Improved appearance, function and comfort. They feel like natural teeth and are a permanent option for teeth replacement.
  • They preserve the natural bone of the mouth. Once the teeth are lost; bone resorbs.  In order to maintain the bone level, the missing teeth need to be replaced soon after extraction with implants.

Intravenous Sedation & General Anesthesia


Bone grafting is used to augment missing bone before placement of dental implants, to restore the discontinuity of the jaw after cyst removal or tumor resection, and sometimes it is used after extracting the teeth to preserve the bone from resorption.  It usually takes 5-6 months for the bone to heal after it is grafted.


We are well trained in intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.  Unlike other dental specialties, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons spend at least four years of training in a hospital - based surgical residency program alongside other medical residents of different specialties.