Preserve Dental Health With Oral Surgery in Black Diamond, WA
Even patients who enjoy their regular visits to the dentist may feel overwhelmed or anxious if they need oral surgery. If that’s you, let us put your mind at ease.
Your oral surgery procedure in our Black Diamond, WA office will go smoothly with:
- An experienced dentist
- A compassionate staff who knows how to keep you comfortable and relaxed
- Technology like digital X-rays that help us better plan your procedure
- Option of using laughing gas or oral sedation to soothe your nerves
If you need a tooth extraction or other oral surgery procedure, call 360-284-7647.
Take It Easy With a Tooth Extraction
A tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgery procedures. Dr. Sipes has performed many of them in his years as a dentist, so he can handle all but the most complicated ones. He’ll use technology like digital X-rays to determine whether your tooth removal can take place in our office. If not, he’ll refer you to an oral surgeon.
You’ll be thoroughly numbed with local anesthesia beforehand. You can also receive inhaled sedation (laughing gas) or oral sedation. Laughing gas wears off quickly, so you’ll even be able to drive yourself home if you’d like. An oral sedative will make you more deeply relaxed.
Dr. Sipes can also help you choose a tooth replacement option to keep your smile complete. Popular choices are dental bridges and dental implants. Because implants can be used with different dental restorations, they can replace anywhere from a single tooth to a whole mouthful of teeth.
Socket Grafting Sets You Up For Dental Success
When a tooth is extracted, the underlying bone begins to deteriorate. Dr. Sipes can prevent this with a simple and affordable procedure called socket grafting. Following a tooth removal, he can place material designed to spur bone growth into your socket, then seal it. This keeps your jaw stronger, which will make it easier to get tooth replacements like dental implants.
For more information about oral surgery, call 360-284-7647. You can also use our handy online form to contact us. Our Black Diamond, WA dentist office is located just off Highway 169, so it’s easy to find.