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, Sunrise Dental 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 encompasses a range of dental surgeries, but most commonly involves extracting wisdom teeth or placing dental implants. Sunrise Dental has the specialized education and years of experience to be able to perform oral surgery and other complex dental work. They use gained knowledge to create personalized treatment plans for you, so you can enjoy the best results.
The surgery process for getting a dental implant involves 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, we 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 to place your prosthetic tooth. The tooth is also made from titanium, and is usually covered in a tooth-colored porcelain crown.
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.
Sunrise Dental will first give you a complete exam, including detailed X-ray images to be sure they're fully aware of your wisdom tooth’s position. When you are ready for surgery, you will be placed 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.
You'll be given 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.