Oral & Maxillofacial Services in Warwick RI


An extraction, or tooth removal, is performed when a tooth is decayed, diseased or broken beyond saving. Or, if a tooth, such as a wisdom tooth, is impacted, an extraction is in order. After the tooth is removed, we can possibly provide an immediate implant replacement.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure to build up the foundation to prepare for implants. Bone grafting can be used to lift the sinuses if you are missing upper teeth, as well as for socket preservation after an extraction and for ridge reconstruction.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium alloy posts that are inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. We utilize computer-guided implant surgery in order to accurately and successfully place the post. After several months, after the post has fused with the jawbone, your dentist will restore the tooth using an abutment and a crown. The artificial tooth will look like and function as a normal tooth.

Teeth In A Day

A hybrid system uses implants to attach dentures to the jawbone. Teeth in a day usually consist of between 4 to 6 implants. The system is commonly used for upper and or lower dentures that do not fit properly; too much mobility.

Stem Cell Therapy/Bone Protein Therapy

Stem cell and bone protein therapy are both methods for healing the jawbone, gums or other oral structures. We use stem cells or bone protein and insert it into the desired area to encourage tissue and bone growth.

Sinus Lift

Build up foundation in the maxillary (upper jaw) in preparation for implants, due to bone loss near the floor of the sinuses after extraction.

General Anesthesia & IV Sedation

For more extensive procedures, for your comfort we provide general anesthesia and IV sedation. With general anesthesia, you will sleep through the entire procedure. You will not see, hear or feel anything. You will breathe and swallow on your own. Best for patients with any anxiety or that are a bit apprehensive about the procedure.

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is a minimally invasive method that results in less damage to surrounding oral structures than does traditional surgery. For this reason, it results in fewer side effects and requires a shorter recovery time. We can use laser surgery to treat oral diseases as well as to perform preprosthetic surgery and frenectomy.

Oral Pathology and Salivary Gland Disease

If you are experiencing oral disease or salivary gland disease, we will provide an accurate diagnosis. We will begin with nonsurgical methods of treatment, such as medication. In severe cases, we we will perform surgery to manage the condition and provide relief.

Preprosthetic Surgery

Preprosthetic surgery is a technique used to ensure the mouth is prepared for prosthetics, such as dentures. Through this surgery, we can improve both the suction and stability of dentures, so that they fit comfortably in your mouth and allow you to speak and chew properly.


If you have tongue tie, or extra skin under your lip, we will perform a frenectomy. During this procedure, we will remove the connecting muscle to free your tongue or lip and improve range of motion, usually utilizing a laser.

Surgical Exposure

If you have impacted teeth, or teeth that are not coming through the gums, a surgical exposure will help the teeth to erupt.


Root canal treatment is used to remove infection, decay and bacteria that has reached the root of the tooth. However, if this treatment is not successful in healing the tooth, an apicoectomy may be performed to eliminate the remaining infection including removal of the infected root tip, or apex. This procedure can help eliminate the need for an extraction.

TMJ Dysfunction Treatment and Facial Pain

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull. Many people experience pain in this joint, popping or clicking, or a reduced range of motion in the jaw. If these joints are causing you problems, we can provide an accurate diagnosis. Usually, this can be managed nonsurgically, with physical therapy and oral appliances. If the pain does not respond to these methods, surgical treatment may be helpful.


Trauma, such as facial and jaw fractures and lacerations, can damage both the function and appearance of the jaw and mouth. We offer nonsurgical treatments such as prescriptions for pain and swelling, as well as surgical treatment for severe cases in which the jaw must be realigned, teeth replaced or lacerations repaired.