Dr. J. Michael Digney manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Digney practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to bone regeneration surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat severe facial injuries, and fractures.
West Boynton Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is open Tuesday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Fridays from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. We are closed on Mondays. We are located at 10301 Hagen Ranch Rd., Suite 200, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. For more information about our office address and location please visit the Contact Us section of our website.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants are cylindrical metal (Titanium) devices that are placed within the bone in an area of missing teeth, which act essentially as replacement tooth roots, or as anchors for removable dentures. Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Digney performs the initial tooth extractions, and the actual implant surgery (and adjunctive bone grafting if necessary), the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. « READ MORE»
The wisdom teeth, or third molars, begin forming in late childhood and early adolescence, and complete their formation throughout the teenage years. As the wisdom teeth are the last to develop, the remaining teeth have often taken up all the available space in the jaws, which may not allow enough room for proper eruption through the gums and into the mouth.
Patients are often referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the evaluation and possible removal of these impacted teeth. Although these teeth may often partially erupt, and may be causing pain, it is quite common for patients to report that they have no pain at all associated with these teeth. While pain is certainly an obvious sign that something is happening in this location, it is important to remember that pain is not the most reliable indicator of developing problems with the wisdom teeth. « READ MORE»