Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

If you lose a permanent tooth or develop a severe toothache, consider oral surgery. Early intervention and treatment can reduce the risk of complications and encourage your body’s natural healing process. At his self-titled practice in Midtown, Manhattan, cosmetic dentist Dr. Dorian Cucereanu, DDS, provides oral surgery to people ages four and older. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a dental subspecialty that uses special tools and operative techniques to treat issues affecting your teeth, gums, or tongue. Whenever possible, Dr. Cucereanu recommends conservative and minimally invasive treatments. If your symptoms persist or get worse, oral surgery might be necessary.

Why would I need oral surgery?

Dr. Cucereanu uses oral surgery to treat a wide range of issues, including:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Badly broken teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Impacted teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Bone loss in the jaw

You might also benefit from oral surgery if you have an oral abscess or a cancerous tumor.

What are the types of oral surgery?

Dr. Cucereanu performs several types of oral surgery, including:

Dental implants

Dental implants are small metal posts that Dr. Cucereanu places into your jaw. After placement, the implants fuse with your bone, providing a base for restorations, like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

Root canals

If you get hit in the mouth or develop a severe toothache, Dr. Cucereanu might recommend a root canal. 

During a root canal, Dr. Cucereanu removes the soft center of your tooth (pulp). Then, he fills your tooth with a material called gutta-percha and covers it with a crown. A root canal preserves your natural tooth, preventing the need for an extraction.


An extraction is a type of oral surgery that removes a tooth. There are several reasons you might need an extraction, including deep decay, severe tooth damage, gum disease, or an impacted wisdom tooth.

Treatment of gum disease

If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, and they cause your gums to become red, swollen, or bleed, Dr. Cucereanu might recommend periodontal treatment. During periodontal treatment, he uses special tools, like a dental laser, to remove plaque from your teeth and beneath your gums. This reduces uncomfortable symptoms and preserves your gum tissue.

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Before recommending oral surgery, Dr. Cucereanu reviews your dental records, asks about your symptoms, and conducts an oral exam. He also orders digital X-rays. After gathering the necessary information, he develops a custom oral surgery plan that aligns with your budget and needs. 

To request an oral surgery consultation, contact the practice of Dr. Dorian Cucereanu by calling the office or booking online today.