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Oral Surgery Specialist

Howard Cetel, DDS

Family Dentist & General Dentist located in Washington Township, Sewell, NJ

The thought of oral surgery can make anyone feel uneasy. But at his practice in the Washington Township area of Sewell, New Jersey, Howard Cetel, DDS, provides a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for all of his patients, putting them at ease when they need oral surgery. Call or schedule an appointment online for your oral surgery needs.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Dental oral surgery encompasses a wide range of treatments and procedures. The most common dental oral surgery procedure is tooth extraction. Dr. Cetel typically performs tooth extraction to remove a broken or severely decaying tooth surgically.

Other common dental oral surgery procedures include wisdom teeth removal and placing dental implants.

When do I need a tooth extraction?

A tooth may require extraction for several reasons, including:

  • Your wisdom teeth are impacted or partially erupted
  • You’ve experienced trauma, resulting in cracked or broken teeth
  • One of your teeth is decayed beyond repair
  • You have a root fracture
  • Your primary teeth have not fallen out, preventing your permanent teeth from coming in properly
  • Your orthodontic treatment plan requires the removal of a tooth or multiple teeth to reduce crowding

What type of anesthesia is used in dental oral surgery?

Dr. Cetel provides three types of anesthesia and will decide which form is most suitable for your needs and procedure.

Local anesthesia

Commonly referred to as novocaine, local anesthesia is one of the most common forms of anesthesia used in dental surgery. It numbs pain by blocking the nerves that sense and transmit pain. Local anesthesia can come in the form of a topical application or an injection.

Nitrous oxide

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a safe and effective option when undergoing oral surgery. The purpose of nitrous oxide is to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your procedure but not put you sleep.


Dr. Cetel and his staff of specialists will work with you to decide upon the best course of treatment for your dental issue. You’ll receive a comprehensive exam and extensive post-op care. Dr. Cetel will even call you after your treatment to ensure you’re healing properly.

If you need a tooth extraction or you have other oral surgery needs, call or request an appointment online today.

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