Oral surgery can be intimidating, but we aim to make it painless. At Cascadia Dental Specialists, our expert doctors provide top-notch oral surgery. 

We offer single- and multi-tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, ridge augmentation and sinus lifting, among other key procedures.

Surgical Extraction

Tooth extraction may be your only option if a tooth is too damaged, fractured or decayed. If necessary, we extract a tooth to create more room in your mouth for proper alignment. Careful tooth extraction can also prepare you for braces and other orthodontic procedures.

When you visit us for a tooth extraction, one of our specialists uses sedation and anesthesia to numb your mouth. They then make an incision in the gum tissue around the affected tooth and remove it, either in sections or all at once. 

We use a Piezotome® device, an ultrasonic generator, to boost your extraction’s efficacy. This advanced tool helps preserve bone, lessens trauma to the extraction area and eases your healing process.

Book an appointment now, or contact us for more information about surgical tooth extraction.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth in the back four corners of your mouth. They usually appear during early adulthood. 

When one or more wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to surface next to your other teeth, they’re impacted. You may feel intense pain and discomfort as a result. Wisdom tooth extraction relieves the pain, gives your other teeth enough room and prevents other potential dental problems.

Don’t let worries about more pain prevent you from seeking treatment. We use sedation and anesthesia to numb the area during your wisdom tooth extraction. 

Then, we make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the impacted tooth and bone. If bone blocks your wisdom tooth’s root, we remove it, then remove the wisdom tooth (either in sections or all at once). 

Contact us for further information about wisdom tooth extraction, or schedule an appointment today.

Sinus Lifting/Augmentation

Sinus lifting, aka sinus augmentation, is a surgery you may need when you don’t have enough bone height in your upper jaw. You also may need sinus lifting if your sinuses are too close to your jaw for good dental implant placement.

What’s the underlying problem? 

Your maxilla posterior sinuses can lie low in your upper jaw, which takes room from the alveolar bone ridge. Sinus lifting corrects this problem. After sedation, we add bone between the jaw and maxillary sinuses while lifting the sinus membrane to support your needed implant. 

Book an appointment for sinus lifting/sinus augmentation, or contact us for more information.

Site Preservation

We complete a site preservation procedure (aka socket preservation) after we extract a tooth. Site preservation uses bone grafting to prevent shrinking and deterioration after your tooth extraction. This treats and protects the area of your mouth where we removed the tooth. 

If you don’t undergo site preservation with bone grafting right after your extraction, the bone may collapse. As a result, you have limited space for dental implants. The collapse can also lead to more complex future treatment to build up the implant site.

Undergoing site preservation right after extraction is the best way to strengthen your bone ridge for safe, long-lasting implant placement. Like during other oral surgeries, we use sedation to ensure you’re comfortable.

Contact us for more information about site preservation/socket preservation, or schedule an appointment today.

Ridge Augmentation

If you don’t immediately get site/socket preservation with bone grafting directly after a tooth extraction, the empty socket begins to heal. However, that area — the alveolar ridge — may begin to deteriorate and shrink over time.

We perform a ridge augmentation procedure to rebuild the alveolar ridge and recreate your gums’ natural contour. First, we place bone grafting material in the socket that the extracted tooth left. We then secure the material and socket with gum tissue to encourage new bone growth.

You receive sedation during the procedure, as with our other oral surgeries.

Book an appointment for ridge augmentation, or contact us for more information.

Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Therapy

Platelet-rich fibrin, or PRF, is a plasma by-product that contains many growth factors and platelets. These growth factors encourage new cell growth and quick healing, which makes PRF a fantastic material for postoperative dental procedures. 

For platelet-rich fibrin therapy, we first draw your blood and process its plasma. Then, we add your PRF to an empty socket after tooth extraction. This treatment helps with multiple surgical and nonsurgical dental procedures, including ridge augmentation. 

We can also use your PRF after bone grafting and jaw reconstruction to speed healing and lower your risk of infection. 

Contact us for further information about platelet-rich fibrin/PRF therapy, or schedule an appointment today.