Dr. Thomas Tabachnick received his dental degree from the Marquette
University School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at the
V.A. Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut, and at the Yale New Haven Hospital. He then
went on to complete his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Yale University
School of Medicine Affiliated Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut.
He also has served an oral oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in
New York City in 1985.
Professional Associations: American Dental Association.
Wisconsin Dental Association.
Outagamie County Dental Society.
International Society for Oral Oncology; Founding member and Chairman of Education Committee.
American Cancer Society, Connecticut Division, Founder and Chairperson of Committee on Oral Health.
American Cancer Society; President, New Haven, Connecticut.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Dental); Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI.
In addition to Dr. Tabachnick, you will have a Dr. Molar Family Dentistry team member who will work closely with you to define the goals and plan for your treatment procedure to ensure a best outcome.
We can use our specialized 3-Dimensional CAT Scan, sometimes called a 3-D CT Cone Beam, to diagnose and treatment plan care for you.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene during your oral surgery treatment. Treatment times for procedures vary and can last from one to several appointments.
Preparing for your oral surgery appointment: Have a current list of any previous dental procedures and medical conditions handy.
Have a list of medications or herbal supplements you are taking.
Day of surgery: Take any prescribed antibiotics before your appointment.
Wear comfortable clothes.
You may be given medication to relax or make you sleepy, depending on your procedure.
Make sure to arrive with a responsible adult escort if you require sedation during your procedure.
After surgery: Make sure to follow your surgeon's instructions.
Take any medications prescribed.
Avoid putting pressure on your jaw.
Eat soft foods for the first couple of days.
Be prepared to use cold compresses immediately after surgery and to consume cold (not hot) foods & drinks.
Call if you experience severe pain, swelling, or bleeding.
Oral Surgery Procedures That Are Available:
Wisdom tooth removal.
Dental implant placement.
Biopsy and treatment of oral lesions (pathology).
Pre-Prosthetic Procedures: Single or multiple tooth extractions.
Alveoplasty, Mandibular and Maxillary Tori Removal.
Ridge Augmentation by Vestibuloplasty and Bone Grafting, and Maxillary Interfering Frenectomy revision.
Apicoectomy, Root Resection, and Hemisection.
Endodontic Related Procedures:
Bone Grafting, Crown Lengthening, Pocket Irradication, and Increase in Attached Gingiva.
Periodontal Related Procedures:
Canine Exposures and Attachment of Gold Buttons and Chains, Canine Removal.
Orthodontic Related Procedures:
Maxillary Anterior Labial Frenectomy, and Tooth Transplant and Relocation.
Correction of Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in adults or children.