Sometimes basic dental care, like cleanings and exams, is not enough to keep your beautiful smile intact. Oral surgery in Seattle may be required to restore your mouth to health and allow you to smile comfortably again. There are many benefits of having your surgical procedure performed at Jahyun Koo DDS:
- Dr. Koo’s training and expertise in different types of oral surgery procedures
- A compassionate staff that provides safe, comfortable dental care
- Calming sedation with nitrous oxide to give you a stress-free experience
- A relaxed office environment where you’re put in charge of your treatment
- A team that can often provide same-day appointments for dental emergencies
If you think you may need an oral surgery procedure to help you smile again, call our office today at 206-922-4573 for a free consultation. You can request an early morning or Saturday appointment for your convenience. Our expert team will get your smile back into shape!
Improve Your Oral Health With Tooth Extractions & Bone Grafting
Dr. Koo is able to perform several types of surgical procedures right here in our office. You won’t have to drive all over the area looking for another dentist. You can receive:
- Tooth Extractions – We’ll always try to save your natural tooth when possible, but a badly diseased or damaged tooth may require gentle removal to stop your pain and protect your other teeth.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal – Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted, cause crowding, or come in crooked. When this happens, we can safely remove them to prevent damage to your other teeth and prevent future problems.
- Bone Grafts – Dr. Koo can perform a bone graft to prepare your jaw for dental implants. If your jaw is too soft or thin for implants, he can use a special material to stimulate new bone growth and restore your jawbone to its proper size and strength.
While Dr. Koo will numb your mouth with local anesthesia for your dental surgery, you may also want to receive safe and fast-acting laughing gas. Since it won’t leave you feeling groggy, you can drive yourself home following your treatment.
Call our office today at 206-922-4573. Don’t put off your oral surgery in Seattle any longer. Get back your healthy, beautiful smile! Or .
There Are Many Reasons We May Need to Remove Teeth
Many people need to have a tooth removed at least once during their lifetime. It may be necessary to extract a tooth or teeth if:
- You need to eliminate overcrowding in your mouth, especially if you’ll receive orthodontic treatment
- A tooth is so badly damaged that it can’t be repaired with a dental crown or other restoration
- You need to make room in your mouth for dentures or other dental restorations
- Periodontal disease has caused your tooth to come loose
- Your tooth is so severely infected that it can’t be saved with root canal treatment
In addition, some people need to have wisdom teeth removed. Since these third molars come in years after your other adult teeth, there may not be enough room for them in your mouth. They may be impacted, which means they don’t fully emerge from your gums. This makes you more susceptible to decay. They can also come in crooked, which can move nearby teeth out of their proper positions.
To prevent these situations from causing further problems, Dr. Koo can safely remove wisdom teeth. For best results, we recommend extraction before age 25. Because your bones and tooth roots are more flexible then, the procedure will go easier than if you wait until later.
Prepare Your Jaw for Successful Implant Placement With a Bone Graft
If your jawbone is too weak to support implants, Dr. Koo can restore it by adding bone material. After he inserts the material in your gum, it stimulates the growth of new bone cells. Your jaw becomes strong enough to support implants and replacement teeth.
For the best results, Dr. Koo will want to perform a grafting procedure shortly after an extraction. That’s because your bone shrinks rapidly without the stimulation provided by tooth roots. You lose as much as 25 percent of your bone density in the first year after tooth loss.