Oral Surgery

Minor surgical procedures involving the teeth, gums, and jaw may be needed to preserve or enhance long-term health. While our philosophy rests on maintaining teeth, each situation deserves consideration. So when the discussion we have together leads to a surgical correction, Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim will take every step necessary to ensure your child’s comfort and safety.

A damaged tooth may need removal if it's beyond repair. We also understand patients sometimes choose to remove a tooth due to financial limitations. We'll always work hard to help you find the solution that fits every aspect of your child’s situation. Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim use the best methods and equipment to provide a quick and painless visit. Sedation options also offer a range of anxiety-reduction methods that you may wish to consider as well for your child.

Biopsies of suspicious tissue, reshaping of gum defects, or removal of obtrusive bone present scenarios that may also involve surgical correction.

Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim will determine with you the best way for your child to receive care. On occasion, Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim recommend referral to a trusted specialist. Any time they feel your child will be served best by a colleague trained in a particular treatment, they won't hesitate to use the those resources for your child’s care.