Discover How Oral Surgery Can Preserve Your Smile
Dr. Jeffrey B.: Usually, any kind of oral surgery that you can comfortably do for a patient – and this is where you have to gauge each patient individually – that does not require general sedation, that’s what we do. We do extractions. We tend not to do more complicated oral surgery on wisdom teeth. We do biopsies on people if some tissue looks a little bit different, a little bit funny, maybe suspicious. We don’t do much in the way of cosmetic gum surgery. This is one of the things where there’s people that are better at it than I am. And when we do our cosmetic makeovers, the idea is not to take all the credit but get the best results you can, so that’s when we’ll call in a specialist who does pretty much nothing but that. That’s about it. Baby teeth that don’t wanna come out on time – if they get in the way of what the orthodontist is trying to do, we’ll extract those, but here again, a lot of it is based on how comfortable the patient is, not my skill level.