Oral Surgery – Northgate & Green Lake, WA
Invest in a Healthy Smile with Oral Surgery
No one ever expects to need oral surgery in Green Lake, but there are times when your dentist might recommend a surgical treatment, like having your wisdom teeth removed or enhancing the thickness of your jawbone. There’s no need to worry. We’re able to handle certain surgical treatments right here in our office, or we’ll refer you to a trusted specialist to perform your procedure. We’ll provide a thorough consultation and discuss your treatment options to help you make the right choice for your smile based on your individual needs.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Extractions are a common oral surgery. Although we try to preserve every tooth, an extraction may be performed for structural, positional, or economic reasons. We strive to always keep your natural tooth whenever possible, but sometimes teeth need to be removed because they are impacted, which is common with wisdom teeth. You might also need to have a tooth removed to make room in your mouth before undergoing an orthodontic treatment. In some cases, severely damaged teeth, like those with significant decay or a large break, will need to be taken out and replaced with a prosthetic if there aren’t any other viable treatments to save it, such as root canal therapy.
A tooth extraction may be performed with the use of local anesthesia; however, if the extraction is difficult, we may suggest a trip to an oral surgeon such as if a tooth is completely impacted. During your visit with an oral surgeon, they’ll give you nitrous oxide or another type of intravenous sedative to relieve your pain while performing the surgery to extract your tooth.
If you’ve lost bone from gum disease, untreated tooth loss, or another issue, you might not be a candidate for dental implants, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become one. Bone grafting is a common treatment that’s needed before placing dental implants into the jawbone.
Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jaw to allow bone that was taken from another site or from a donor to be grafted onto a specific area. Over the next several weeks, the graft will integrate with your jaw, enhancing the thickness of your bone. After you’ve fully healed, you’ll have adequate density to support your implant posts.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery may be needed to fix a variety of minor or major skeletal or dental abnormalities, such as a misaligned jaw. It’s often recommended for people who have issues with breathing, chewing, or speaking. In some cases, it can also be used to enhance a patient’s appearance. No matter the reason, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can improve your oral functions and quality of life. While we don’t often handle corrective jaw surgeries in-office, we work with a vast team of specialists who can provide the customized services you need.
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If you need oral surgery in Northgate, get the high-quality care you deserve. We embrace the latest innovations in dentistry to ensure your comfort and the success of your procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.