Oral surgeons

Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Richland Dental Center, we handle the common yet often complex issue of wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth removal involves a comprehensive evaluation, including digital imaging, to assess the position, growth, and potential impact of the wisdom teeth on your oral health. At Richland Dental Center, we explain the procedure, outlining the steps involved and what to expect, ensuring patients are fully informed and comfortable moving forward. The extraction process is tailored to the individual’s needs, utilizing precise techniques to remove the wisdom teeth while minimizing impact on surrounding tissues.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth, which are unable to fully emerge through the gums due to lack of space or misalignment, pose a unique challenge. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and an increased risk of infection. We employ specialized surgical methods to carefully extract these teeth and alleviate associated discomfort and potential complications.

Recovery from Wisdom Teeth Removal: Post-operative care is critical to a smooth and swift recovery. Richland Dental Center provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to manage pain, prevent infection, and facilitate healing. Tips include guidance on diet, oral hygiene practices, and the use of prescribed or over-the-counter pain management solutions. At Richland Dental Center, we support patients through their recovery, offering follow-up appointments to monitor healing and address any concerns.

Jaw Surgery

At Richland Dental Center, we offer procedures designed to correct a range of skeletal and dental irregularities, improving functionality and aesthetics. Although we do not perform orthodontic procedures in-house, we can evaluate your situation and refer you to the right orthodontist as needed.

Corrective Jaw Surgery: This surgery addresses abnormalities in the jaw bones, aligning them to enhance the patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe more effectively. Beyond functional benefits, corrective jaw surgery often results in significant facial aesthetic improvement, providing balance and harmony to the facial features.

Jaw Realignment Procedures: Jaw realignment involves surgical adjustments to the positioning of the jawbone, aimed at correcting misalignment issues that can cause difficulty in chewing, speech, chronic jaw or TMJ pain, and sleep apnea. These procedures not only improve the patient’s physical comfort and health but also boost self-esteem by enhancing facial aesthetics.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction at Richland Dental Center is approached with a focus on patient comfort and effective outcomes, whether the procedure is a straightforward removal or involves a more complex surgical extraction.

Simple Tooth Extraction: This procedure is typically performed when a tooth is visible above the gum line and can be removed without the need for surgical intervention. It’s often the solution for teeth that are extensively decayed, damaged beyond repair, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. At Richland Dental Center, simple extractions are carried out under local anesthesia, ensuring the patient feels no discomfort.

Surgical Tooth Extraction: Surgical extractions are necessary when a tooth is not easily accessible, such as teeth that are broken at the gum line or impacted wisdom teeth. We prioritize minimally invasive techniques to reduce recovery time and enhance healing.

Aftercare for Tooth Extraction: Proper aftercare is critical to a smooth and swift recovery following a tooth extraction. Richland Dental Center provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to minimize discomfort, prevent infection, and promote healing.

Facial Trauma and Reconstruction

Facial Trauma and Reconstruction at Richland Dental Center embodies our commitment to restoring functionality and aesthetics of the face following injury.

Facial Fracture Repair: Our surgeons utilize the latest in surgical techniques and imaging technology to accurately assess and repair fractures, aiming for a restoration of the original facial contours and function.

Soft Tissue Injury Treatment: Our dentist excels in the meticulous suturing techniques required for these injuries, prioritizing techniques that promote healing and reduce the visibility of scars.

Facial Reconstruction Surgery: For patients experiencing significant facial trauma or those with defects resulting from previous injuries, facial reconstruction surgery offers a path to restoration and confidence. This complex process may involve multiple surgeries and a range of techniques, including bone grafting, implant placement, and soft tissue repair or augmentation.

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair at Richland Dental Center reflects our deep commitment to transforming lives through comprehensive and compassionate care.
Cleft Lip Surgery: Repairing a cleft lip involves surgical correction to close the separation in the upper lip. The goal is to enable normal feeding, breathing, and speech development, alongside achieving a natural-looking outcome.

Cleft Palate Surgery: The repair of a cleft palate, which may involve the soft and/or hard palate, is aimed at closing the gap in the roof of the mouth. Our approach considers the complex functional and aesthetic aspects of cleft palate repair.

Treatment for Craniofacial Anomalies: Beyond cleft lip and palate repair, our center offers treatment for a broad range of craniofacial anomalies. These conditions require a multidisciplinary approach, involving collaboration with specialists across various fields of medicine and dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry for Oral Surgery

Sedation Dentistry for Oral Surgery at Richland Dental Center ensures that all procedures are as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

Oral Surgery Sedation Options: Our center provides a comprehensive range of sedation options, from mild sedatives to deeper forms of sedation. Options include oral sedatives, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous (IV) sedation, and general anesthesia.

Anesthesia in Oral Surgery: For procedures that require more profound sedation, such as complex extractions or facial reconstruction, we may utilize general anesthesia. This ensures that the patient is completely asleep during the procedure, feeling no pain and having no memory of the surgery.

Sedation for Dental Anxiety: For those with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can transform a potentially stressful experience into a calm and positive one, enabling patients to receive the care they need without fear or discomfort.

At Richland Dental Center, we are not just transforming smiles; we are transforming lives through dedicated and comprehensive oral health care. We invite you to experience the difference that professional, patient-centered care can make in your oral health journey.

Please contact Richland Dental Center to schedule your appointment at our clinic.

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LOCATION

1050 Gilmore St Suite B
Richland, Washington 99352

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesdays
By appointment only

Friday 8:00-3:00pm

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