General Dentists, Emergency Dentists & Periodontists located in Shoreline, WA
Patients who have severe dental problems like wisdom teeth pain need the help of dentists like Dr. Chang and Dr. Kalhan. As the dentists at Sunrise Dental in Shoreline, Washington, Dr. Lee provide s skilled oral surgery that's focused on delivering a comfortable experience for every patient. Even patients who previously had dental fears now count on Dr. Chang and Dr. Kalhan for oral surgery and other types of dental care when they need it.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What Procedures Does Oral Surgery Include?
Oral surgery includes many types of surgery. Dr. Sohn and Dr. Lee frequently performs oral surgeries such as wisdom teeth extraction and dental implant placement.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Dental implants require two or three appointments, spaced over a 6-12 month period. For some patients, an oral surgery needs to be performed to extract damaged or infected teeth first. He implants a titanium shaft in the jaw, and then you'll heal over a period of 3-6 months.
Dr. Sohn or Dr. Lee then attach the replacement tooth to the titanium shaft in a separate procedure. Finally, a porcelain crown is placed on the replacement tooth to create a natural appearance. Although dental implants do require oral surgery, the procedure is comfortable thanks to carefully controlled and monitored sedation.
What is the Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process?
Wisdom teeth removal is individual to the patient. Although most patients need multiple wisdom teeth extractions at once, some require just one or two extractions. Wisdom teeth position impacts the oral surgery plan as well.
Our doctors perform wisdom teeth removal while you're under sedation to ensure your comfort. Most patients don't feel any pain during the procedure, and Dr. Sohn can provide pain medication if needed during early recovery.
How Can You Prepare for Oral Surgery?
Our doctors provide oral surgery patients with detailed preparation guidelines before the appointment. These instructions usually include:
- Don't eat or drink for at least eight hours before your scheduled surgery time
- Ask a friend or family member to provide transportation on the day of your oral surgery
- Take the remainder of the day off work to rest and recover
Dr. Sohn or Dr. Lee may provide additional preparation guidelines, too. The key to a successful oral surgery is proper preparation. If you're ready, every aspect of the operation is more comfortable, including the recovery.
How Does Recovery from Oral Surgery Work?
Recovery varies from one procedure to another, but the guidelines include:
- Eat a soft diet for a few days after the oral surgery.
- Take pain medication when needed, but don't exceed dosage.
- Use an ice pack on the outer jaw for additional pain relief.
- Contact Dr. Sohn or Dr. lee immediately if uncontrolled bleeding or other serious issues occur.
Our doctors provides oral surgery with gentle care. Use the online appointment system or call Sunrise Dental for an appointment now.