• Oral Surgery

  • Our specially trained professionals at Vecchio & Vecchio DDS know that oral surgery can be an intimidating dental procedure for a patient. That’s why we take extra strides to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

    What is oral surgery?

    Any procedure that involves artificially altering your mouth or jaw is considered oral surgery.

    While general dentists are well qualified to perform certain types of oral surgery, there are more complex procedures that only oral surgeons can undertake. They have gone through four to eight additional years of training after dental school to specialize in oral surgery.

    What are some types of oral surgery procedures?


    Dentists are well equipped to remove many types of teeth. Tooth extractions that are more complicated - like ones involving impacted wisdom teeth - require the expertise of an oral surgeon. Extractions are very common and can be done with general or local anesthesia.

    Vecchio & Vecchio DDS uses the most modern techniques to ensure that tooth extractions are done as safely and comfortably as possible.

    Dental Implants

    Though a dentist or prosthodontist can attach a replacement tooth, an oral surgeon may first need to place the artificial root of the dental implant.

    We pride ourselves on making our patients as comfortable and pain free as possible. In fact, many patients experience either no or very little pain during and after the procedure.

    If you are considering having dental implants placed, our friendly dental professionals at Vecchio & Vecchio DDS are here to review the process and options with you.

    Orthognathic Surgery

    When other treatments do not produce the desired results, orthognathic surgery may be required. This type of surgery involves correcting problems with the jaw and face. Some issues that may be treated with orthognathic surgery include sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and orthodontic problems.

    Vecchio & Vecchio DDS works closely with orthodontists and other dental professionals in Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Sheffield Lake, Amherst, and surrounding areas to deliver you the best orthognathic services possible.

    Facial Reconstruction

    After an accident, facial reconstruction may be needed to restore form and function. An oral surgeon may also perform facial reconstruction after the removal of certain tissues or teeth.

    Depending on the situation, this type of procedure, and others, may be covered by your insurance carrier. Vecchio & Vecchio DDS accepts most PPOs and is glad to review possible payment options.

    Orofacial Cleft Surgery

    An orofacial cleft is an opening in the roof of the mouth and/or the lip. This birth defect is commonly referred to as a cleft palate or lip.

    Treatment of an orofacial cleft may involve a number of other professionals in the field. Vecchio & Vecchio DDS has strong relationships with highly qualified specialists in the area. We aim to connect you with the right people so we can all work together to best address the orofacial cleft.

    Oral Tissue Abnormality Treatment

    Oral surgeons are needed to remove a variety of oral tissue abnormalities including benign cysts, tumors, and cancerous growths.

    Though during your regular dental appointment the dentist will perform a thorough inspection to determine if any abnormal oral tissue is present, it is important that you mention any issues that you may have been experiencing. A variety of oral tissue problems can be signs of more serious issues that may need to be addressed by an oral surgeon.

    If abnormalities are detected the dentist may recommend taking a biopsy of the tissue. An oral surgeon may remove some or all of the tissue in question and have it tested to better diagnose the issue.

    Proper personal oral care and regular dental appointments are a great way to detect and address many oral tissue abnormalities early on. By visiting Vecchio & Vecchio DDS regularly we can establish historical records of your oral tissue to help us recognize abnormal changes as they occur.

    How do I know if I need oral surgery?

    The best way to determine if you need to have any oral surgical procedures done is to make an appointment with a dentist.

    A typical dental visit includes a visual examination of your mouth and jaw in which the dentist may be able to determine if oral surgery is needed. X-ray imaging may also be done to inspect potential problems that are not visible on the surface.

    After over 43 years Vecchio & Vecchio DDS has taken care of patients with all degrees of oral surgery needs ranging from simple and routine to complex and challenging.

    Call us at (440) 365-9580 to schedule a dental appointment to determine if oral surgery is right for you.