Oral Surgery for Pediatric Patients

At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we take special care to make sure that our youngest patients and their parents are comfortable and well-informed about a prescribed oral surgery.  Our goal is to provide a safe, pain-free procedure with a successful outcome. 

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Conservative Post-Surgical Pain Management Approach

Did you know that in as few as five days of use, a person can develop an addiction to an opioid painkiller such as hydrocodone and oxycodone?  

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A teen’s injuries looked like he was in a ‘high-speed’ crash. Instead, a vape pen exploded in his mouth.

The use of e-cigarettes among young people continues to grow in popularity. Regardless of whether this is due to the ease of accessibility, the variety of “fun” flavors, or the ability to conceal e-cigarette devices from parents and teachers, inhaling or vaping the contents of an e-cigarette pod is dangerous. The e-liquid, or contents of the pod, contain potent levels of nicotine which is highly addictive. According to the CDC, nicotine adversely affects the brain development in young people up until their mid-twenties. 

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Caring For Your Patient After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom teeth surgery is a common, out-patient surgical procedure using IV anesthesia for the purpose of extracting third molars. Most wisdom teeth removals cause relatively minor discomfort and very few complications. Nevertheless, proper care after surgery is crucial. 

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IV Anesthesia and Full Disclosure about Prescription and Illicit Drug Use

At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our goal is to provide the highest quality oral surgical care and safety for our patients.  With that being said, we trust that our patients are forthcoming with complete and truthful information about their medical history. 

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What to Do if Your Dental Implant Fails

Dental implants are a fantastic permanent solution to missing teeth. However, in rare cases, it is possible for a dental implant to fail. 

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7 Tips to Help You Survive After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

While you might not be looking forward to having your wisdom teeth removed, at least you know you’re not alone. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that between 60 and 85 percent of adults and older teenagers have had at least one wisdom tooth extracted. At Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it’s our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure and to ensure that you understand what to expect before your oral surgery appointment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time if you need additional clarification about wisdom teeth removal.

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Why Use a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

We get it! Oral surgery isn’t fun. It’s no “walk in the park.” And while we can’t guarantee that it will be “easy as pie,” we can promise that you will be cared for by highly trained and experienced Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in a safe surgical environment. And when it is all said and done, your recovery will likely be expeditious and uneventful.

Your dentist may have offered to extract your wisdom teeth, to place dental implants, or perform other oral surgeries for you. How easy would that be? After all, your dentist is qualified to perform some dental surgery as part of his/her dental training. But, why would you agree to allow your general dentist to perform oral surgery? Consider this. Would you agree to let your family practitioner set a broken leg? Would you ask a handyman to rewire your entire electrical system in your home? It’s doubtful. Chances are that you would seek out a specialist to perform these functions. Oral surgery shouldn’t be any different. An oral & maxillofacial surgeon focuses solely on surgical procedures to treat his patients. He or she has the highest credentials, surgical skills, education, experience and judgment to perform a safe and successful procedure.

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Oral Surgery FAQs

You've got questions.  We've got answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Summertime is the Best Time to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Ice cream and popsicles are the perfect treats for both hot summer days AND post-op recovery. Coincidence? We think not! Having your wisdom teeth removed might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of summer, but if your dentist has recommended that you have an oral surgeon remove your wisdom teeth, summertime is actually one of the best times to get it done.

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