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:
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Jaw misalignment can make it difficult to chew, speak, and even breathe. Corrective jaw surgery to reposition the upper/lower jaw or chin can correct skeletal and dental irregularities. You may benefit from corrective jaw surgery if you have difficulty chewing, a protruding jaw, receding chin, or sleep apnea.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your 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.
Cleft Lip or Palate Treatment
Sometimes portions of the mouth and nasal cavity fail to fuse together properly during fetal development, resulting in a cleft lip or palate. These congenital disabilities can make eating, speaking, and hearing challenging. While it may take multiple procedures over several years, oral surgery is a viable treatment option for both conditions.
Whether 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 Treatment
Around 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
Our team can complete a full exam and perform a tissue biopsy if necessary. If the biopsy is negative, we can also help you determine what’s causing your symptoms.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are what allow your lower jaw to move. They are located in front of your ears, where your skull and lower jaw meet. Jaw pain, earaches, and other issues can be a sign of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Oral surgery isn’t always necessary to resolve TMD. Our experienced team will create a custom care plan for you which may include dental, orthodontic, or surgical options.
Dental implants provide a natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth. Our surgeon will surgically place a titanium post into your jawbone to function as an artificial tooth root. Before placing the implant, you may need a bone graft. Missing teeth and gum disease can lead to bone density loss.
Schedule a Consultation for Oral Surgery in New Jersey Today
We understand that the idea of undergoing surgery can cause anxiety for some. Our compassionate team is happy to answer any questions you may have. We want to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.
If you’re looking for an oral surgeon in New Jersey, reach out to our team at Kids & Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. You can reach our Livingston office at 973-597-1818 and our Harrison location at 973-484-4200.