Oral Surgery Specialist

Sunrise Dental -  - Dentist

Sunrise Dental

Dentists located in Arlington, WA & Bellingham, WA

Sometimes a chronic dental problem or a sudden injury leaves you with no option other than surgery. Oral surgery is just one of the many services offered by Carl Cheung, DMD, and Chang Han, DDS, at Sunrise Dental in Arlington, Washington. With a team of specialists that can treat everything from periodontal disease to TMJ, you’ll find a comfortable and safe environment for all your oral health needs.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any operation that addresses a problem of the mouth or jaw. At Sunrise Dental, you can have an oral surgery procedure in-office, under the care of an expert specialist. In most cases, oral surgery requires a local or general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure.

What Conditions Can Oral Surgery Treat?

There are several different conditions that oral surgery can resolve. Tooth extraction is the most common procedure, which is necessary when a tooth is positioned improperly. That's usually the case with wisdom teeth, which can impact the structure of your bite without removal.

Oral surgery can also address problems like:

  • Missing teeth: Dental implants or bridges can correct issues related to a missing tooth.
  • Jaw problems: Oral surgery can also address unequal jaw growth, TMJ, or structural issues that need to be resolved before a patient can wear dentures.
  • Trauma or injury: Broken bones or injuries that affect the mouth and teeth can be repaired with different oral surgery procedures.
  • Lesion removal: If you have a cancerous or precancerous lesion somewhere in your mouth, your Sunrise Dental specialist can perform oral surgery to remove the growth.

If you suffer from chronic snoring, sleep apnea, or a facial infection, oral surgery can also address and resolve these issues.

What are the Benefits of Oral Surgery?

While preventive measures and good hygiene can support your dental health, complications may still arise. Any problems that require surgery should be treated right away to prevent long-term complications. Benefits of oral surgery are:

  • Long-term structural support: Oral surgery can resolve many problems that would otherwise cause the teeth and gums to lose structural integrity.
  • Resolution of the underlying problem: Problems related to the teeth, jaw, or mouth can sometimes create other symptoms, such as headaches or neck pain. With oral surgery, the experts at Sunrise Dental treat the underlying problem.

To learn more about the different oral surgery options offered at Sunrise Dental, schedule an initial consultation today.