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Oral Surgery

Our Sammamish oral surgery team focuses on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and teeth.

Surgical procedures in our clinics are conducted in a safe and sterile environment and performed by a team of highly qualified, trained and experienced oral surgeons.

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Extractions

Extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so our Sammamish extractions and oral surgery team may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament.

In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.

Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, our Sammamish oral surgery office may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.

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Bone Graft

A dental bone graft is a procedure performed to increase the Bone Graft of bone in a part of the jaw where bone has been lost or where additional support is needed.

Donations for a bone graft taken by our Sammamish oral surgery team may be from elsewhere in the body, and surgically fused to existing bone in the jaw. Sometimes, synthetic bone material is used.

A dental bone graft is sometimes needed if further procedures, such as dental implants, are necessary or if bone loss is affecting the health of nearby gums and

Dental Implants

DENTAL IMPLANTS
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Are designed to replicate the root of a natural tooth and serve as the foundation for a new tooth. An individual who has lost a tooth may now regain the look, feel and function of a natural tooth again. An Implant is a titanium screw which is placed into the jaw bone where a tooth has been lost. The bone is able to fuse with the titanium screw, and create a strong foundation for the artificial tooth to operate with. Additionally, our Sammamish dental implant services can help preserve facial structure by preventing natural bone deterioration which occurs when a tooth is lost.

Dental implants are becoming the new standard of care in replacing missing teeth. They may also be used to anchor dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth. People are now able to regain the comfort and confidence to eat, and smile again with dental implants.

Evaluation for dental implants
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If you are interested in our Sammamish dental implant services, a thorough examination must be conducted first to determine if you are a good candidate. Several factors including bone density, width and height must be considered into the treatment planning. We ask that you undergo a thorough health and dental/radiographic examination (including a 3D image) so we can create the best possible plan. A consultation appointment with either Dr. Quickstad or Dr. Wang will be used to address your specific needs and considerations. It may be necessary to see an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice if your particular case is more complicated. Your dental health is our top priority and our team will work with you very closely to help make your Sammamish dental surgical procedure a success.

DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
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Dental implants are titanium screws, which replicates a tooth’s root. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone and fuses with the jaw as it heals. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts will then support the dental crowns or denture to recreate your tooth or smile.

Surgery involves the dental implant being placed within your jaw bone and allowed to heal for three to six months. During this time the implant gradually fuses with the jaw bone beneath your gums. If a temporary replacement is needed during this healing process, a temporary tooth can be used to eat a soft diet.

Once the dental implant has properly fused to the jaw bone, the second phase may begin. Your implant will be uncovered from beneath your gums and an attachment (a healing abutment) will be connected to your implant to start forming the gums around it. After the tissue has properly formed around the healing abutment, Dr. Quickstad and Dr. Wang can begin making your new tooth. A mold must be taken to get the exact measurements of your future dental crown. A custom post or attachment will then be created to connect to the implant. A dental crown will then be made to connect to the post and recreate your tooth.

The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth.

The four permanent adult teeth are located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.

If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.

To prevent potential future problems, Our Sammamish oral surgery team recommends wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren’t currently causing problems.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is the use of oral medication in combination with nitrous oxide to achieve an appropriate level of relaxation so that you can calmly receive the dental care you need. Most states require board-certification, which involves additional training in dosage, monitoring and safety. The entire process is simple and comfortable.

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Preservation Grafts

Socket Preservation Grafts

A socket preservation graft is a type of bone graft used in Dentistry. This type of graft is used to fill an extraction socket with material that can heal into solid bone. A socket preservation bone graft must be placed at the time of tooth removal for best results.

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