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Both Dr. Baker and Dr. Chionchio are Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This requires additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Baker and Dr. Chionchio can manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. They specialize in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from...

Dental Implants

Dr. Baker and Dr. Chionchio, in close relation with a restorative dentist, help plan and then place implants to replace missing teeth.
They can also reconstruct bone in places needing bone for implant placement and modify gingival (gum) tissue surrounding implants when necessary to make teeth placed on implants look even more natural.
They also provide intravenous (IV), sedation and general anesthesia in our office to make their patients more comfortable. (Click here to see how dental implants work).

Wisdom Teeth Removal and Extraction of Teeth

Wisdom teeth can cause serious problems to the surrounding bone, infecting and damaging teeth. A specialized x-ray and clinical examination is needed to determine if the wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems. If so, removal of the wisdom tooth can be done in the office. During this procedure, one or more of the following are used: local anesthesia to numb the area, nitrous oxide (called "laughing gas"), intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Modern outpatient anesthesia techniques make it possible to perform these procedures with little or no discomfort. (Click here for more information on wisdom teeth extraction).

Treatment of Dental and Facial Injuries
Dr. Baker and Dr. Chionchio are uniquely trained to care for all types of facial injuries. Their expertise allows them to provide a full range of treatment, from taking care of loose or knocked out teeth, to care of extensive facial lacerations and all types of facial fractures. (Click here for more information).

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain Treatment
The temporomandibular joint and its associated muscles are frequently the source of chronic pain. Every time a person smiles,chews, yawns or talks, this joint is at work. When the joint is not functioning properly, a variety of symptoms may occur, including headaches, sore jaw muscles, locking of the jaw, clicking and grating sounds of the joint, or pain when opening or closing the mouth. Those who do not respond to medical management, may need surgical treatment to address their problems. (Click here for more information)

Corrective Jaw Surgery
Jaw growth is a slow and gradual process. This process takes place as you grow into adulthood. Sometimes the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, resulting in a mismatch between these jaws. Patients are very likely to experience difficulty chewing, speaking properly and can develop jaw joint problems. If you have teeth that are not properly aligned, and are aware of the fact that their appearance is not altogether pleasing, then corrective jaw surgery would be recommended. Thereby improving function and providing an improved facial balance and appearance. (Click here for more information).

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