Services We Provide
From dental wisdom teeth extractions to implant dentistry, Dr. Steven A. Kollander 's office is equipped to handle all of your oral surgery needs. To help you understand more about our office, we've included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned - they can position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Teeth that remain partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and /or the jawbone are termed "impacted." Wisdom teeth that only partially erupt allows for an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness.
We perform implants for a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to replace a removable appliance.
Before dental implant surgery, bone grafting is sometimes necessary to supplement the bone mass of patient's jaw so that the implants can be anchored firmly.
A sinus lift is a bone grafting procedure that is sometimes performed as a part of preparing a site for a dental implant. A sinus lift is required in those instances where the amount of bone found in a patient's upper jaw (in the region originally occupied by their bicuspid or molar teeth) is inadequate to accommodate the planned implant
Dental or oral cysts are a fairly common occurrence in the mouth. In addition to cysts that grow along the gum line, this may also grow on the inside of the cheek, the tongue, as well as the floor of the mouth. A cyst is medically defined as a fluid filled sac or pouch, but can also appear as a growth of any kind, including an irregularly shaped patch of skin. Regardless, this should be removed and tested by your dentist or oral surgeon to ensure that growth is benign (harmless) as opposed to malignant (cancerous).