Oral Surgeons in Tonawanda, Amherst, Lockport & Niagara Falls, NY
Welcome to Northtowns Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeons, also known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, are dental specialists who have not only completed 4 years of dental school, but have also completed at least four years of surgical hospital residency.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Glen C. Donnarumma, DDS and Steven Vukas, DMD, MDare trained to treat and diagnose defects, injuries and diseases of the mouth, jaw, teeth, neck, gums and other soft tissues of the head. Wisdom teeth removal, dental implants and removal of tumors and cysts are problems that are commonly treated by our highly skilled surgeons. Their expertise allows them to provide a very high quality of care, and their advanced training in anesthesia allows them to provide an extreme level of patient comfort in the safety of their multiple locations.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies and is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants.
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed.