Care From Our Dual-Degree Oral Surgeon & Physician
Northern Nevada Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Dental Implants & Wisdom Teeth provides patients in Reno and surrounding areas with exceptional care. Dr. Galea is a dual-degree oral surgeon and physician who performs the full scope of oral surgery for patients of all ages. With offices located in Reno and Sparks, NV, we’re proud to be a part of these wonderful communities.
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Procedures at Our Reno Office
Dr. Galea performs a wide range of oral surgery procedures. Learn more about our services on our oral surgery page.
Patients with one or more missing teeth are often candidates for dental implants, a permanent and natural-looking restorative solution. Dental implants replace a missing tooth, including the root, and stimulate the jaw bone to keep it healthy. You care for a dental implant with regular brushing and flossing, just like a natural tooth. The implant post will fuse to the jaw bone, making it a permanent addition to your smile. Dental implants can even support a fixed denture for patients missing an entire arch of teeth through full-arch restoration.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, develop around the age of 17. The average mouth doesn't have enough room for an extra set of molars, which is why many dental professionals recommend having them removed. Leaving a wisdom tooth untreated can cause oral health complications, such as overcrowding and dental shifting. A wisdom tooth can become impacted, which makes it difficult to clean around and can lead to infections or cysts. Having them extracted prevents these issues from occurring.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Dr. Galea is the region’s only fellowship-trained Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgeon. When a child is born with a cleft lip and palate, or gap in the lip or roof of the mouth, it means the separate portions of the face did not join together properly during pregnancy. Treating a cleft lip or cleft palate is crucial so that the child can properly nurse, swallow, develop proper speech, and achieve aesthetically pleasing results. A child born with a cleft lip should undergo surgery before the age of one to restore aesthetics and muscle function to the lip, and a child born with a cleft palate should undergo initial surgery around 12 months and a second surgery around the age of 10. Many children born with a cleft lip or cleft palate live healthy and fulfilling lives with early treatment from a skilled cleft specialist and care team.
Why Choose an Oral Surgeon
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. Galea undergo additional training beyond dental school. During this residency period, they gain hands-on experience treating a variety of patients in a surgical setting. Oral surgeons are trained to administer anesthesia and sedation, including general anesthesia, and monitor patients throughout surgery. In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Galea took his expertise to the next level and obtained a medical degree as well. He is also a board-certified oral surgeon, which holds him to the highest standards of care by the prestigious American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).
Northern Nevada Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Dental Implants & Wisdom Teeth proudly serves the communities where our offices are located as well as the surrounding areas. We perform many surgical procedures, including tooth extractions, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, treatment for facial trauma, and cleft lip and palate.
- Sun Valley
- Spanish Springs
- Lemmon Valley
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Our Office Locations
We have two locations in northern Nevada to serve our patients. You can find our Reno office on the south side of the city off of US-395 and E Moana Lane. Our Sparks office is located less than 20 minutes northeast of downtown Reno on the north side of Sparks, NV. Schedule your visit with us today to see how Dr. Galea and his team can improve your oral health and bring confidence back to your smile.
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