Oral Surgeon Q&A

What procedures are performed by oral surgeons?

Dr. Elias performs a wide range of oral surgeries, specializing in numerous procedures that treat the hard and soft tissues of your face, mouth, and jaws.

These are a few examples of surgeries often performed by Dr. Elias:

With dual board certification as a dentist and oral surgeon, Dr. Elias is uniquely qualified to perform your surgery.

What should I expect from my oral surgery consultation?

Our team uses cone beam computed tomography (CT) to produce a 3D image of your teeth, gums, bone, and nerve pathways. With a single image, the cone beam CT gives Dr. Elias the details needed to evaluate problems with your jaws, teeth, facial bones, and sinuses.

Dr. Elias uses your 3D image to show you the issue, educate you on how surgery will help, and map out your treatment, whether planning surgical extraction of an impacted tooth, accurate placement of implants, or complex jaw surgery. This cutting-edge technology also helps detect, measure, and treat tumors.

What should I know about oral cancer?

Oral cancer includes tumors that develop in your mouth and the back of your throat, including your lips, tongue, gums, and the insides of your cheeks. Tobacco and alcohol abuse are significant risk factors for developing oral cancer.

The symptoms of oral cancer include:

The good news is that when diagnosed early, mouth cancer has a remarkably high recovery rate. The bad news is that often, it isn’t diagnosed until the mouth cancer is advanced.

You can help protect your health by performing a monthly self-exam and calling our office for an evaluation as soon as you notice any symptoms. Dr. Elias specializes in the management of oral, jaw, and facial tumors and will work with your primary dentist or physician to ensure your health and safety.