Oral Surgery - Dallas, TX
Some dental conditions require specialized treatment options, a surgical approach and specific expertise. Your family dentist may choose to work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon when you have been diagnosed with a dental condition that may require oral surgery.
What is an Oral Surgeon?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon) is the dental profession's surgical specialist. Oral surgeons are trained to treat a variety of medical and dental conditions associated with the jaws and facial structures. An oral surgeon has a uniquely thorough understanding of the function and aesthetics of the jaw and facial relationship. Texas Wisdom's oral surgeons are committed to providing their patients with state of the art dental surgery and personalized, attentive patient care.
Your Dallas Oral Surgeon's Training and Education
Training in the oral surgery specialty requires eight or more years of advanced training. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete four years of dental school following their undergraduate degree. Dental school is followed by four more years in a hospital-based surgical residency program such as the one Dr. Wendling completed at University of Washington. During the surgical residency, oral surgeons complete rotations in medical specialties including internal medicine, oral surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology and anesthesia.
One of the longest and most specialized rotations is in anesthesia. Since an oral surgeon is licensed to perform in-office general anesthesia, they are well trained in all aspects of this specialty. Our surgeons are equipped to evaluate patients, deliver all forms of local and general anesthesia as well as monitor and manage patients before, during and after anesthesia. This intensive and highly specialized training and experience allows our surgeons to provide safe and effective anesthesia for control of pain and anxiety for his patients. With over 30 years' experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Texas Wisdom is able to draw on the knowledge and expertise which comes with having treated many thousands of patients over the years.
Texas Wisdom is your Dallas Oral Surgeon. You deserve personalized treatment with genuine concern and compassion. Call today to speak with one of our business assistants who can help you get started on restoring your oral health.
A broken or decayed tooth that cannot be repaired must instead be removed. One of our skilled oral surgeons will examine the tooth and consider different options before recommending an extraction. IV sedation is normally used during this procedure, so there’s no need to worry about discomfort; in fact, you might not even remember what happened during your visit. We’ll do everything we can to make the extraction as simple for you as possible, and you can expect to recover quickly after your oral surgery in Dallas.
Your dentist might refer you to Texas Wisdom if there’s a discolored, raised, or otherwise abnormal area in the soft tissues in your mouth. Such symptoms might be an early warning sign of oral cancer, and your chances of survival will be much higher is the condition is treated quickly. To that end, we can perform a biopsy of the affected area. This means taking a sample of the tissue so that it can be thoroughly examined and tested; in about 10 days, the laboratory results should be ready.
Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts
The bone in your jaw will start to recede after you’ve lost your teeth, resulting in a loss of height. This can make it difficult for patients that have relied on traditional dentures for a long time to get dental implants. Our oral surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Wendling, can perform a procedure called bone grafting to restore the density of the jaw, increasing the chances of successful dental implant surgery. A similar treatment called a sinus lift can be used to move the sinus cavity away from the jaw so that it doesn’t get in the way of implant placement.
Some teeth, most commonly the wisdom teeth and the maxillary canines, become trapped under the gums and never appear in the mouth. This can result in damage to nearby teeth as well as the growth of a cyst or tumor; you might also notice considerable pain. The appropriate treatment depends on which teeth are impacted; wisdom teeth are normally be removed, but since the maxillary canines play an important role in eating and bite alignment, they’ll instead be exposed and attached to an orthodontic bracket that will move it into its proper position.
Lip and Tongue Tie Treatment
Tongue tie and lip tie occurs when the tissue that connects the tongue or the lip to the rest of the mouth is too tight, short, or thick to allow full movement. These conditions can make it difficult for babies to breastfeed, affect an older child’s speech development, and put adults at a high risk of tooth decay. Our oral surgeons are able to recognize lip tie and tongue tie, and they can treat both issues simply by cutting away the excessive tissue.