Oral surgery includes procedures like root canals, dental implants, and tooth extractions. At Federal Way Dental in Federal Way, Washington, Albert Lim, DMD, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team use the latest technology to perform outpatient oral procedures under local anesthesia. The experienced team ensures your surgical care is safe, effective, and patient-centered. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed on the face, mouth, or jaws. When your oral health problems don’t respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be required to maintain the health of your smile.
The team at Federal Way Dental performs several types of oral surgery, including:
You might need an extraction if you have tooth crowding, severe tooth decay, or impacted teeth (as often happens with wisdom teeth). Surgical extractions are for teeth that haven’t erupted through the gumline or have broken off.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts surgically implanted into your jawbone. The posts hold a prosthetic tooth, or crown, to restore gaps in your smile.
If your dentist finds suspicious-looking tissue during your examination, they may order a biopsy, which involves removing a small sample of soft tissue and sending it to a laboratory for further testing.
You may need a root canal if you have a tooth infected to the pulp. During a root canal, your dentist drills a small hole in your tooth to clean out the infection and replaces the pulp with a biocompatible material. They reseal the tooth and place a crown to help maintain its integrity.
Recovery depends a lot on the type of oral surgery you have. For example, you might feel sore for a few days after a root canal, but have minimal restrictions in terms of diet and activity.
However, recovering from wisdom teeth removal is a little more extensive and requires a soft diet for a few days and precautions to avoid dislodging the blood clot that forms at the extraction site.
The team at Federal Way Dental provides you with comprehensive aftercare instructions so you heal appropriately and swiftly. If you encounter any problems during the healing process, simply reach out to the friendly office and they can get you in right away for an assessment.
Call Federal Way Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about oral surgery.