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Dr. Mark D. Schenkman, D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

<p>Dr. Mark Schenkman is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Attleboro Falls, MA. Dr. Schenkman specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Schenkman is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency dental treatment, perform wisdom tooth surgery and administer general anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Schenkman are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lifts, biopsies and reconstructive surgery after an injury.&nbsp; Dr. Schenkman utilizes the most cutting edge technology to provide superior patient treatment, including CT guided implant surgery, minimally invasive bone grafting, full arch reconstruction, and laser treatment.&nbsp; These technologies improve efficiency, provide the most highly successful outcomes and minimizing the post operative patient discomfort.</p>
25 years Experience
Dr. Mark D. Schenkman, D.D.S.
  • Attleboro Falls, MA
  • Baltimore College-Dental Surg
  • Accepting new patients

Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

They need to be evaluated at the very least. They may be erupted through the gum and sitting normally and naturally in your mouth, in which case they do not need to be removed. READ MORE
They need to be evaluated at the very least. They may be erupted through the gum and sitting normally and naturally in your mouth, in which case they do not need to be removed. If they are partially exposed or impacted, yes, they should be removed even if they are not painful. There are many things that can go wrong with impacted teeth such as crowding, decay, infection, cyst or tumor development, damage to neighboring teeth to name a few. I recommend you consult an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for more info on your specific case.

Pain after wisdom tooth removal?

Thank you for asking this question, and yes it will pass. How long that takes depends upon a number of factors: upper or lower tooth, front tooth or molar tooth, difficulty of READ MORE
Thank you for asking this question, and yes it will pass. How long that takes depends upon a number of factors: upper or lower tooth, front tooth or molar tooth, difficulty of extraction, etc. I would recommend the ibuprofen as it would ease your discomfort and after two days it is unlikely you would even need the Vicodin. If your pain intensifies over the next 1-3 days, it could be a sign of dry socket (although it doesn't sound like it right now) and you should return to the doctor that did the extraction for dry socket treatment. Hope this helps!

Can I smoke after oral surgery?

Thanks for asking. It is not wise to smoke for a minimum of 3 days after oral surgery. Doing so can lead to dry socket which is a terribly painful situation that requires another READ MORE
Thanks for asking. It is not wise to smoke for a minimum of 3 days after oral surgery. Doing so can lead to dry socket which is a terribly painful situation that requires another doctor visit to treat it. It usually does not respond to pain medicine, even narcotics. There is no guarantee that postponing smoking for 3 days will prevent a dry socket, but every day you go beyond the 3 days decreases your chances of getting the dry socket. Hope this helps.