Oral surgery procedures, such as tooth extraction and dental implants, restore and maintain the health of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw.
Drs. Gerald W. Bird and Jay A. Johnson are board-certified oral surgeons who combine advanced techniques with in-depth training.
Oral surgeries at our Cocoa, FL, practice can significantly improve patients' quality of life...
"I can rate my experience of the office of Dr. Bird and Johnson as no less than superb. The entire office staff was friendly and the care I received was outstanding. The procedure I had by Dr. Bird and his assistant was painless and I can truthfully recommend their services to anyone needing oral surgery." Mitzi Skinner - 5-Star Review from Google
Learn More about Our Oral Surgery Services
Our oral pathology services include the diagnosis of any growths or lesions that appear in the mouth. If you have noticed changes in the color or texture of the soft tissue of your mouth, gums, lips, face, or neck, contact our Cocoa, Fl office immediately to schedule a cancer screening.
Quick and Painless Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is extremely common, particularly among men. The chances of successful treatment increase dramatically if it is diagnosed in its early stages and surgery or other timely treatment is administered.
Oral cancer screenings are painless, and the exams only take a few minutes.
Types of Growths or Lesions
Not all lesions or growths in the mouth are cancerous; there are many common and benign conditions, including:
- Mucoceles: In this condition, patients have a fluid-filled skin sac, or cyst, coming out of a salivary gland. Removing the cyst can increase comfort, alleviate problems, and improve speech.
- Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia are white spots or patches that appear inside the mouth. While most cases of leukoplakia are benign, it is important to have these checked out by a doctor.
Our doctors diagnose lesions, bumps, and lumps in the mouth. We remove lesions and biopsy any suspicious tissues in the mouth.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, addresses misalignment of the jaws and teeth. Your upper and lower jaws may not meet correctly because of an open bite, underbite, overbite, or crossbite. If these conditions can’t be corrected with braces alone, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can perform corrective jaw surgery.
Corrective jaw surgery can minimize wear on your teeth, address chronic jaw and muscle pain, reduce headaches, and improve your ability to chew food. To find out if this procedure is right for you, schedule an appointment with our oral surgeons in Cocoa.
During the apicoectomy procedure, the tip of an infected tooth root is removed. This dental treatment may be recommended after root canal therapy if inflammation or infection persists.
The root canals are complex, and reaching the tiny branches at the tip can be difficult. Instead, we can directly access the infected canal by going in at the root. With a 94 percent success rate, apicoectomy can effectively save your tooth without requiring root canal re-treatment or the removal of your restoration.
Dental implants enable our maxillofacial surgeons to replace the roots of your tooth, which preserves your jawbone structure and overall oral health. We can determine if implants are right for you during a consultation at our practice.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth may erupt at an angle or become impacted, putting your surrounding teeth and gum tissue at a higher risk of infection and other dental problems. We can remove your wisdom teeth safely and painlessly.
Why Choose an Oral Surgeon?
The health of your mouth has a profound effect on your overall health. When your needs exceed the services of a general dental practice, it is important that you seek the care of a dentist experienced in advanced treatments. Oral surgeons are specifically trained to perform more complicated surgical procedures that are usually outside the realm of a general dentist's expertise.
Drs. Bird and Johnson are certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. With their specialized training and expertise, they can help you improve the health and appearance of your smile.