Ross O. Chavkin, DDS - What Is Oral Surgery

Ross Chavkin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Melville, NY

Ross O. Chavkin, DDS, is a top oral and maxillofacial surgeon who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at All County Oral Surgery in Flushing, Melville, and New Hyde Park, New York. He has joined the practice in 2006 when it was operating under the name of Colacicco and Tulman. With fifteen years of experience... more

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery involves the areas of your mouth and jaw. A maxillofacial surgeon performs surgeries to treat issues with your soft or hard oral tissues, as well as your jaws, face, neck and head.
Dental Implants are artificial posts implanted in your jaw bone to allow for replacement teeth. Dentists use an implant made of titanium that can fuse to the bone of your jaw over a period of time. This makes for a very effective long-term solution for patients with teeth that are missing.
Bone Grafting involves taking bone from the patient, or a tissue bank, and shoring up an implant site that has inadequate bone strength from previous gun disease. This is an important step for many patients who wish to have dental implants, but who's jaw is not strong enough to hold the implant. Special membranes can be used that dissolve under the gum to protect the graft itself, as well as to help bone regeneration.

Wisdom Teeth Removal is a treatment for removing the third set of molars that usually appear during the ages of 17 to 25. As our mouths and jaws shrink over time, these extra molars often become impacted. This impacting of the tooth nearby can cause issues for not just those two teeth but can malign your whole row of teeth. Removal of these wisdom teeth help to avoid issues that will only get worse over time.