Oral Surgery Specialist

Sunrise Dental -  - Dentist

Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Lynnwood, WA

Sunrise Dental of Lynnwood is a leading and trusted provider of oral surgery procedures for patients throughout the Lynnwood, WA, area. The office features state-of-the-art technology and pain management techniques to help patients enjoy better oral health without significant discomfort or anxiety.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What Kinds of Procedures Require Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery uses special techniques to treat issues that typically require incisions into the gums to reach the lower portions of the tooth, the jawbone or the structures that support the teeth, or in some cases, to reconstruct areas of soft tissue damage. It can include procedures like:

  • Gum surgery and gum grafts
  • Bone grafts
  • Apicoectomy and other root-related procedures
  • Treatment of deep infections, including infections in the jaw bone
  • Dental implant placement
  • Wisdom tooth removal

How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth have long roots, plus, they’re located way back in the jaw. That means they need to be removed using oral surgery techniques to ensure the entire tooth is successfully removed. During the extraction, incisions will be made into the gums to enable the dentist to access the complete tooth and root. In some cases, a small portion of bone may need to be removed in more complex extractions. Once the tooth is removed, the incision is closed with tiny sutures. Wisdom tooth extractions are performed under sedation to allow patients to dose off and remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

How Can I Tell if My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Pulled?

In most cases, it’s always a good idea to have wisdom teeth extracted. Sometimes, these teeth come in sideways or become impacted under other teeth, threatening the health of those teeth and causing painful crowding. But even when they come in straight, their location in the far reaches of the jaw makes them difficult to clean, which means it’s much easier for decay and disease-causing bacteria to collect and cause widespread damage to teeth and gums. Having wisdom teeth extracted prevents these problems for better long-term oral health.

What is a Bone Graft?

A bone graft procedure is used to augment or supplement existing jaw bone prior to placement of a dental implant. Implants require a certain amount of bone tissue for adequate support. If the jaw bone is naturally thin or has become thin as a result of earlier tooth loss, a graft may be needed to provide necessary support for the implant post.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Sunrise Dental of Lynnwood, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

Aetna
Aflac
Ameritas
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Blue Cross
Cigna
Delta Dental
GEHA Connection Dental
Great West Health Care
Guardian
Lincoln Dental
MetLife Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental PPO
Sun Life Financial PPO
United Concordia PPO