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The surgical staff at Walter K. Murphy, DDS, are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who are trained in assisting with intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.

All office staff are professional administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.

WHAT IS ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty that bridges the fields of dentistry and medicine.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete an additional four years of hospital-based residency training beyond the four years of general dental training. As part of their specialized training, they study medicine, anesthesia, head and neck surgery, pathology, trauma and radiology.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is expanding the scope of the specialty, developing new techniques and refining established procedures. Our practice is committed to staying abreast of technology and techniques through continuing education, so we stay at the forefront of exciting advancements.

Dr. Murphy also has extensive anesthesia training which enables him to offer a variety of techniques including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.

• Tooth extraction
• Removal of impacted or erupted wisdom teeth
• Surgical root canals [apicoectomy)
• Exposure of impacted teeth for orthodontic therapy
• Dental implants to replace missing teeth
• Reconstruction of the jaw to allow implant placement
• Treatment of jaw fractures
• Stabilization of teeth
• Repair of lacerations of the mouth, tongue, lips and face
• Treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)
• Oral cancer detection biopsies

 

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