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Dr. Storoe specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of both the functional and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, face, and related structures. This includes extraction of teeth, removal of impacted third molars or wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, bone grafting, treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and facial infections, oral and facial trauma, and the diagnosis and treatment of myofacial pain dysfunction and temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ.
Dr. Storoe is board certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Our surgical procedures are accompanied by a variety of anesthesia techniques ranging from general anesthesia, intravenous or IV Sedation, nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas), and local anesthesia. During your initial visit or consultation, Dr. Storoe will help you decide which anesthesia technique would be best for your specific surgical needs.
When selecting an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, please call Dr. Storoe at 352-371-4111 for appointments at both our Gainesville and Lake City Offices..
Our goal is to make your visit with us a pleasant and comfortable experience. We will provide you with the necessary information to allow you to make an educated and informed decision that fits your needs, physically, mentally and financially, in regards to your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery care.
WISDOM TEETH, or third molars, are usually the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth between the ages of 17 and 25, often times called the “Age of Wisdom.” Approximately 90% of the population has at least one or more wisdom teeth that do not completely erupt and become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighboring teeth or become infected. Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean, allowing bacteria to grow that lead to gum disease. These Oral bacteria can also travel through your bloodstream and lead to additional infections and illnesses that affect your heart, kidneys and other organs. In some cases, a cyst or tumor can form around the base of the impacted wisdom tooth, which can lead to more serious problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth and other parts of your mouth and face.
Problematic Wisdom Teeth that are causing infections, have non-restorable cavities, forming cysts, tumors or other pathologies, or are in danger of damaging adjacent teeth, are best surgically removed by a dental specialist trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Proper treatment of IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH oftentimes requires their removal using special surgical techniques appropriate for each individual case. Problematic WISDOM TEETH are best treated by a specialist who has been trained in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.