Oral Surgery Services
Northland Dental Medicine offers preventative and corrective surgery, including surgical procedures to prepare patients for restorative dental treatment, such as dental implants. Incorporating advanced technologies and minimally-invasive techniques, Dr. Michael E. Corsello performs precision oral surgery for patients in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. While Dr. Costello has built a nationwide reputation as an implantologist, he is also an accomplished general oral surgeon, meeting the procedural needs of a wide variety of patients.
Oral Surgery by Dr. Corsello
At Northland Dental Medicine, our patients receive surgery in a comfortable, heated dental chair surrounded by soft pillows and blankets. Many of our surgical procedures are performed with advanced technology, and are quick and painless, typically requiring only local anesthesia. Dr. Corsello has over 25 years of clinical training and experience in dentistry and maxillofacial oral surgery. For any oral surgery procedure you may need, you are in safe, skilled hands with Dr. Corsello.
Our Surgical Options
Dental implants placement is the most common surgery performed at Northland Dental Medicine, and Dr. Corsello also performs any necessary preparatory surgeries, such as bone grafting, ridge augmentation, and sinus lifts. We also provide surgery for victims who have suffered accidental dento-facial trauma. Dr. Corsello provides complete post-surgical care in all cases, offering guidance to expedite healing as well as prescription medication, if needed. Innovative Platelet-Rich-Plasma is also used to promote healing for some surgical patients.
Dr. Corsello’s oral surgery expertise includes procedures such as:
When a patient’s frenulum (connecting the upper lip or lower tongue to the gums) is too short or too thick, it can cause complications, such as speech problems, teeth misalignment, and gum recession. A malformed frenulum can also interfere with a baby’s ability to breastfeed. During a frenectomy, the small fold of tissue is safely removed with a laser. This is a simple, painless surgery that Dr. Corsello can often complete in 15 minutes, with minimal bleeding and no need for sutures.
Oral Cancer Biopsy
Dr. Corsello uses the OralCDx® BrushTest® for quick and painless soft tissue biopsy. Abnormal cells in the mouth (dysplasia) can prove to be cancerous or precancerous, and early detection is important. Oral cancer is slow growing and highly treatable, but has potential to be dangerous, with fatality statistics similar to melanoma. The BrushTest® provides a reliable diagnosis that can catch oral cancer early, allowing more effective and timely treatment.
Dr. Corsello and our team can perform effective, precise, and conservative procedures to improve your oral health and quality of life.
If you are bothered by a “gummy” smile, crown lengthening may be the answer. Sometimes called a gum lift, this cosmetic surgery can remove excess gum tissue to expose more tooth enamel and improve the proportions of your smile. Dr. Corsello can also use his laser to sculpt a more symmetrical gum line to frame your teeth. Gum restructuring surgery can also be used to improve the fit and function of a new dental crown or dental bridge.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Impacted wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of proper alignment and cause structural damage to the jaw. They are also notoriously difficult to keep clean, leading to decay, infection, and other complications. Dr. Corsello has been providing successful wisdom tooth extractions for many years and can help you protect your oral health.
Receive Vital Treatment
Dr. Corsello and our team can perform effective, precise, and conservative procedures to improve your oral health and quality of life. For oral surgery questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.