Dr. Joseph Morris proudly offers state-of-the-art oral surgery at his Islip, NY, practice. If you have severely damaged teeth, or if you do not have enough room for your wisdom teeth, he can remove them with little discomfort or impact to your jaw. Thanks to his years of experience, Dr. Morris can also place dental implants to restore one or more missing teeth. He can even combine various restorative and surgical procedures in a custom full mouth reconstruction. In every case, Dr. Morris uses sophisticated digital imaging technology to perform precise, accurate treatments. His ultramodern techniques will also result in minimal discomfort, especially when combined with our safe sedation options.
Dental Implant Placement
Once dental implants are placed in your jaw, they become permanently fused to the bone tissue. At other dental practices, you would have to visit two different offices – one for your implant surgery and another to receive your implant-supported restoration. However, at our practice, Dr. Morris performs implant placement himself. After your procedure, he will carefully monitor your recovery before attaching your meticulously crafted dental prosthetic. Dr. Morris completed the NYU CDE Implant program in 2012. He now serves as an associate faculty member at NYU, where he helps to organize the lecture series for the implant program. With his expertise, you can rest assured that you will receive top-quality care.
No matter which type of surgery you require, Dr. Morris will work carefully to minimize discomfort.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually start to come in during a patient's late teens or early twenties. Most do not have enough room for these teeth, so when they start to erupt, they can cause severe crowding. In some cases, the molars may not have enough room to properly erupt. As a result, they can become impacted, meaning they remain trapped under gum tissue or disrupt surrounding teeth and bone tissue. Dr. Morris performs all types of wisdom tooth removal, including simple procedures and complex extractions of impacted teeth. Although many patients do require wisdom tooth extraction, Dr. Morris will not recommend it unless it is absolutely necessary.
Dr. Morris can also remove severely damaged teeth. Of course, he will always try to save these teeth first. For example, crowns or root canal therapy may be used to salvage damaged or infected teeth. Dr. Morris will take digital x-rays, and he will conduct a visual exam to determine whether it is possible to restore your teeth. If they are beyond repair, he will use gentle techniques to remove them. After extracting the teeth, he will recommend an appropriate restorative option so that you can enjoy complete dental function. In some cases, he can even place dental implants on the same day as your extraction.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment plan combining various restorative and surgical procedures. Dr. Morris will thoroughly examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. He will work closely with you to design a treatment plan that meets your needs. Full mouth reconstruction could include any of the oral surgeries he offers. Dr. Morris might also incorporate dental crowns, bridges, fillings, or root canal therapy. With his superior techniques and materials, you can expect fully restored health, function, and aesthetics.
No matter which type of surgery you require, Dr. Morris will work carefully to minimize discomfort. Dental sedation is often key to helping patients remain comfortable. Various options are available, and he will help you choose the right type, based on your procedure, overall health, and any anxiety that you may feel. Milder forms of sedation may simply help you relax, while deeper forms can induce “twilight sleep,” or near-sleep.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are suffering with missing or severely compromised teeth, we are prepared to help you. To learn more about oral surgery and Dr. Morris’ advanced approach, contact our office today at (631) 581-7600.