ORAL SURGERY

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PROTECTING YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons focus on treating problems related to the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws. At Dental Care of Stamford our oral surgeon can help you with:

  • Dental Implants

  • Tooth extractions

  • Wisdom Tooth Removal

  • Intravenous Sedation

  • Oral cancer biopsies and removal of benign tumors and cysts

For more information about how we can help please contact us or call us today at (203) 883-4433.

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MEET DR. ROOLS DESSIEUX

dr-rools-dessieux1OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Dr. Rools L Dessieux , grew up in North Miami Beach, FL, completed his undergraduate studies at University of Florida and graduated from Meharry Medical college in Nashville, TN. He completed a General Practice Residency at St Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury , CT, followed by a Hospital Dentistry at Waterbury, Hospital in Waterbury, CT. Dr. Dessieux completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University in Washington, DC and is the clinical director of the oral surgery program at Waterbury Hospital

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FAQ’s ABOUT WISDOM TEETH

Not everyone has to get their wisdom teeth removed but the majority of people simply do not have room for their wisdom teeth to grow in straight and assume a healthy position in their mouth. If they can’t grow in all the way, there is a gum flap that tends to trap food and bacteria. This area is highly prone to infection, and due to the poor blood supply in the area, the infections can get nasty.

Many people with impacted wisdom teeth – wisdom teeth that have no room to grown in all the way experience chronic infections. It doesn’t necessarily get serious, but it doesn’t get better either. If they sometimes bother you, it is very likely that they are infected and should be removed before a serious infection develops.

If your wisdom teeth hurt, the best thing to do is to seek professional care. If you just take pain medicine, the infection can worsen and get out of control, causing severe pain and swelling. Until you can get to a dentist, you can use warm salt water rinses of 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 8 ounces of water. Rinse every hour or two until the symptoms get a lot better and get professional help.

To make wisdom tooth extraction easier, don’t wait for them to get really infected. At the first sign that they are impacted or could become problematic, schedule a time to remove them. In addition, take extra vitamins and minerals to enhance healing. This can be started 1 – 2 weeks prior to surgery. And lastly, make sure the dentist is experienced in wisdom tooth extractions.

Faster healing depends on following the doctors instructions of rest after the surgery, using ice on the outside of your jaw, keeping pressure with gauze on the extraction site and keeping your head elevated. In addition, extra vitamins and minerals will aid the body to repair the surgical site.

Stitches or sutures after wisdom teeth extractions are often used to securely position the tissues to speed up post extraction healing. Sometimes they are not needed, so it depends on your individual situation.

After a tooth is extracted a blood clot forms in the socket. Then, over the next several weeks and months, the new gum and bone grows into the blood clot and replaces the blood clot. If the blood clot dissolves prematurely, the extraction socket is left empty, so it is called a dry socket. This leaves the bone uncovered and can be quite painful. This is not an infection so antibiotics are rarely needed.

A dry socket, if it occurs is treated to keep the interior walls of the tooth extraction site, under the gum line, covered to take away the pain. Once the blood clot breaks down, there is nothing that can be done except to place medicine in the extraction site until it starts to heal on its own. Some people might need this done once and others might need it done every day or two for a week or more along with appropriate medicine for pain. Although it is quite uncomfortable, it almost always heals uneventfully.

Studies have shown that premature loss of blood clots happens in 8% to 10% of wisdom teeth extractions. To get the odds in your favor, follow the instructions of the doctor and take extra vitamins and minerals to enhance the healing potential of your body.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Really enjoyed my visit to Dental Care of Stamford, if “enjoyed” is a term you can use for a dental visit. Everyone was very nice and helpful, they took the scary factor out of the Dentist. Talked me through everything that was happening and showed me the issues they found on the digital images they took of my teeth. I am always hesitant to try a new Dentist as I had traumatic experience when I was younger, but this was really great.

Beth B.

Dr. Dessieux did a great job. He is very professional and skilled surgeon. He was also very warm, caring and reassuring which was very important since it was my 7 year old son who had an oral surgery. The doctor explained everything in detail and made my son feel very comfortable. We couldn’t be happier. It was a big deal to our son and we worried how he will handle the process. Thanks to Dr. Dessieux he did very well. The doctor also called later in a day to check on our son. Dental care is our “go to place” for all our dental needs and I will highly recommend it to anyone based on our experience.

David B.

Excellent service, everyone was pleasant and helpful with any questions I had and went out if their way to help me come up with a payment plan to help my financial needs. Very clean and comfortable environment. Dr Roth and his team were excellent and patient for my wisdom tooth removal and providing information to further my health with my teeth. I will be returning here as my regular dentist and recommend you do as well.

Melissa D.

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