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Oral Surgery Specialist

Tran Family Dentistry

General Dentists located in Federal Way, WA

The thought of oral surgery doesn’t have to fill you with dread. At Tran Family Dentistry in Federal Way, Washington, oral surgeons Binh Tran, DDS, MAGD, and Ryan Tran, DDS, prioritize your comfort. With their experience in a range of oral surgery types, they’re ready to serve you. To learn more about what you can expect from oral surgery when you choose Tran Family Dentistry, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any surgical procedure that’s performed inside your mouth. While you might think of fillings or root canals, these aren’t technically oral surgeries because they don’t require any incisions to the tissues in your mouth. 

Common examples of oral surgery include:

  • The extraction of a damaged or decayed tooth
  • Placing dental implants
  • Extracting impacted wisdom teeth

To determine if you need oral surgery, your Tran Family Dentistry provider uses the latest technology like cone-beam computed tomography X-rays and intraoral scanners. 

What are the different types of oral surgery?

The Tran Family Dentistry team specializes in three types of oral surgery:

Dental implants

If you’re missing a tooth or set of teeth, a dental implant is a way to replace them with long-lasting teeth that look, feel, and work just like your natural teeth. That’s because the replacement teeth are rooted into your jawbone via a titanium rod.

When you choose dental implants, your Tran Family Dentistry oral surgeon implants the rod in your jawbone. Once it heals, it serves as a sturdy foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth. 

Extractions

Whether you need a tooth pulled because it’s damaged or because your wisdom teeth are threatening issues down the road, look no further than Tran Family Dentistry.

They prioritize your comfort throughout the extraction process and are experts at removing even impacted, blocked, and broken teeth. 

Jawbone grafting

Your jawbone stabilizes your teeth and maintains the shape of your face. Insufficient bone mass in your jawbone can lead to jaw pain, changes in your face shape, and tooth problems. That’s why Tran Family Dentistry offers bone grafting. This procedure allows them to stabilize your jaw. 

This type of bone grafting is also ideal if you want a dental implant, but your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support it. With grafting, your Tran Family Dentistry provider can bolster your jaw so you can get your implant. 

What should I expect during and after oral surgery?

Before surgery, your Tran Family Dentistry provider talks you through the process so you know what to expect. They use sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. 

Afterward, they give you special care instructions to help you heal as quickly as possible. If you have any questions during the healing process, don’t hesitate to ask them. 

To schedule your oral surgery or to learn more, call Tran Family Dentistry or make your appointment online today.