Oral Surgery Cary NC
Oral Surgeon Cary NC | Fuquay Varnia NC
“It is my goal to deliver the finest, state of the art, oral surgical care possible – every day – to every patient. We hope that this website will help you better understand the services we provide and how we deliver those services. Every patient, however, is different – therefore the content on this site is intended to be a general overview. I will discuss the specifics of your care during your initial office visit.” – Daniel J. Mahar, D.D.S
Oral Surgery near Raleigh NC
Daniel J. Mahar, DDS, is a dentist who is a certified specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Mahar provides a variety of specialized dental care including evaluation and removal of third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, placing dental implants, dental extractions, corrective jaw surgery, oral medicine and pathology and facial trauma.
Dr. Mahar sees patients from the entire Research Triangle area including but not limited to Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Apex, Garner, Lilington, Dunn and Harnett County.
We have two office locations:
Call us at Cary Office Phone Number 919-567-3293.
Dental Implants Cary & Fuquay Varina NC
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
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Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are wisdom teeth?
Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.
What is an impacted tooth?
An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections, among a host of other problems (see Wisdom Teeth under Procedures). Since there is rarely a functional need for wisdom teeth, they are usually extracted if they develop problems. The maxillary cuspid (upper eyetooth) is the second most common tooth to become impacted. The cuspid tooth is a critical tooth and plays an important role in your “bite”. The cuspid teeth are very strong biting teeth and have the longest roots of any human teeth. They are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together so they guide the rest of the teeth into the proper bite.
You and Dr. Mahar may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.