Oral surgery can be as simple as a single tooth extraction or as complex as a full-mouth restoration. Regardless of the procedure, you always want to be in the care of the most qualified dental professional.
Oral surgery for healthy patients is typically met with trepidation. When patients with special needs require oral surgery, additional care and compassion are vital to guarantee a comfortable procedure and a successful outcome. Most often the use of general anesthesia will be recommended for dental patients identified as having special needs which include:
We all are aware of what an important role our dentist plays in our overall oral health. He or she is your “go-to” clinician for routine procedures that include teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, sealants, crowns and other restorations. To become a dentist, each has completed a post-graduate, four-year doctorate degree in dentistry. For conditions that fall outside the scope of their training, a general dentist will generally refer patients and coordinate treatment with a specialist. In some cases, however, a general dentist will try to do it all. Before agreeing to let your general dentist to perform procedures that might be better left to a specialist, find out a few things:
A healthy smile should last a lifetime, but, well…. sometimes that smile needs a little help. For various reasons, many people end up with a missing tooth (or teeth). Not only can a missing tooth cause embarrassment, but it can also lead to long-term health issues. Fortunately, there are procedures, such as dental implants, that can bring back that beautiful smile.
All Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; but why is that important?
Have you ever wondered why your third set of molars is called wisdom teeth when there is absolutely nothing wise about them? They are called wisdom teeth because these teeth generally appear during the late teens or early twenties, which has ironically been referred to as the “age of wisdom.”