You Can Trust Our Team With Many Types of Oral Surgery

When you visit our cozy and friendly office for your initial consultation, we’ll examine your mouth, take X-rays and 3-D images, and cover the details of your procedure. We perform several types of oral surgery, including:

  • Tooth Extraction – We always try to save your damaged tooth if possible, but if removal is necessary, you can count on our skilled team for the most comfortable, efficient care.
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal – Although these third molars can come through with no problem, for many people they pose a risk to other teeth and gums. We can remove them right here in our office to protect your oral health.
  • Gum Grafts – Using gum tissue taken from another part of your mouth, we can repair gums that have receded, helping you avoid tooth loss and giving you back an attractive smile.
  • Bone Grafts – This procedure prepares a weak or thin jawbone to support dental implants. Your dentist can use either your own bone or synthetic bone material, adding it to the jaw to stimulate new bone cell growth.
  • Sinus Lifts – This kind of bone graft adds bone material to your upper jaw just below the sinus cavity. It helps make room for your jaw to support dental implants.
  • Ridge Augmentation – Our dentists can place new bone and tissue material to build up your jaw ridge. This may be done to prepare for dental implants or to give your smile a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

For your Puyallup oral surgery, visit dentists with over three decades of experience. Call Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry today at 253-999-9419 to set up your consultation. You can also schedule online.

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Relax & Enjoy Our Gentle Care

A big part of our mission at Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry is making sure your treatment is as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We understand how nervous many people become simply thinking about dental care, so we’ll do all we can to calm your nerves and set you at ease. We’ll proceed at a pace that you’re comfortable with, plus we’ll take time to answer any questions you have about your surgical procedure.

In addition, we offer patient amenities like:

  • Soft pillows for head and neck support
  • Cozy blankets that will help you feel right at home
  • Warm colors for a soothing effect
  • A water feature that will help eliminate any anxiety

If you need extra help relaxing during your surgery, we also provide sedation options. You’ll have your choice of:

  • Inhaled Sedation – We’ll administer sweet-smelling laughing gas through a comfortable mask over your nose. In moments, you’ll begin to feel light and experience a sense of euphoria. For many patients, this sedative is all they need to feel completely relaxed and comfortable.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – For more intense dental anxiety, we can give you a prescription for an FDA-approved pill to take before your appointment. It will give you a deep sense of relaxation and you may feel a little groggy. Someone will need to drive you home if you take this type of sedative.

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