Oral Surgery Specialist

There comes a time when you realize it’s high time you pull that bothersome tooth. Whether it’s a wisdom tooth extraction, or you need more extensive dental care, Ray Liao, DDS, MSD will provide the compassionate care you need to have your healthiest smile. The Sunrise Dental staff in Moses Lake, Washington will ease your dental anxiety and help you be confident in your choice of care. Call or book an appointment online now if you need to have oral surgery.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery encompasses a range of dental surgeries, but most commonly involves extracting wisdom teeth or placing dental implants. Dr. Liao has the specialized education and years of experience to be able to perform oral surgery and other complex dental work. He uses his gained knowledge to create personalized treatment plans for you, so you can enjoy the best results.

What is Oral Surgery for Dental Implants Like?

The surgery process for getting a dental implant involves Dr. Liao installing a titanium rod, or screw, into your jaw. This will act as the root for your new tooth that is placed at a different appointment. If your jaw doesn’t have enough bone to support an implant, Dr. Liao may perform a bone graft by transplanting bone into your jaw.

You will be put under local anesthetics, so you won’t feel a thing. The titanium rod will integrate with your jaw naturally over time. Once the titanium rod is stable in your jaw, you’ll come back for a follow-up visit with Dr. Liao to place your prosthetic tooth. The tooth is also made from titanium, and is usually covered in a tooth-colored porcelain crown.

What is Oral Surgery for Wisdom Teeth Removal Like?

Wisdom teeth removal involves pulling one, or several, wisdom teeth to reduce crowding of your adult teeth in your mouth, as well as preventing bacteria build up in the hard-to-reach places your wisdom teeth sit.

Dr. Liao will first give you a complete exam, including detailed X-ray images to be sure he’s fully aware of your wisdom tooth’s position. When you are ready for surgery, he will place you under local anesthesia so the experience is painless. Once your teeth are pulled and the anesthesia wears off, you’ll have someone drive you home so you can begin your recovery.

How Do You Prepare for Oral Surgery?

Dr. Liao will give you instructions well ahead of time so you are ready. Typically, you will stop eating at least eight hours before your surgery, and making sure you have a ride to and from your appointment. Should you have any questions about your upcoming dental surgery, call Sunrise Dental.


We care greatly about your dental health at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake. We accept many insurance plans to help patients achieve the care that they need. If you have any questions about how we can help you afford your dental care, please call our office to learn more. Thank you in advance from the staff at Sunrise Dental of Moses Lake.

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Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Best Life And Health
Dearborn National
Delta Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Northwest Administrators
Premera Blue Cross

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Moses Lake, WA 98837
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