Oral Surgery Specialist

Sunrise Dental of North Bend

Rehan Syed Bashar, BDS, DDS, FICOI, FADIA, FAGD, MaCSD

General Dentist located in North Bend, WA

If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth or impacted wisdom teeth, you may need oral surgery. Rehan Syed Bashar, DDS, performs oral surgery with the latest technology and techniques at Sunrise Dental of North Bend in North Bend, Washington. For excellent care in oral surgery, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

The term oral surgery describes a variety of surgical procedures that fix problems in your mouth, such as a fractured tooth, severe infection, or impacted wisdom teeth.

At Sunrise Dental of North Bend, Dr. Bashar always explores nonsurgical treatments first. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, he tries to fix it with a filling, crown, endodontic therapy, or other dental treatment. 

However, when the damage is too extreme for repair, the tooth may need to be surgically removed.

What are some common types of oral surgery?

There are many reasons people need oral surgery. Some of the most common procedures Dr. Bashar performs at Sunrise Dental of North Bend include:

Dental extraction

A dental extraction involves removing a tooth from your mouth. Dr. Bashar may perform a dental extraction if saving the tooth is no longer possible. Indications for a dental extraction include:

  • Excessive decay
  • Advanced gum disease that destroys underlying bone
  • Severe infection that can’t be treated
  • Failed root canal
  • Fractured tooth from a traumatic injury

Sometimes, it’s necessary to remove one or more teeth to make space for proper alignment or orthodontic intervention.

Wisdom teeth extraction

Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars in your jaw. By the time wisdom teeth erupt in your late teens or early 20s, you may not have enough space in your mouth to accommodate them. Often, this leads to wisdom teeth that become impacted or only erupt halfway.

Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and difficult to clean, which can cause a dental infection called pericoronitis.

Even if you or your child doesn’t experience symptoms, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends removing wisdom teeth by young adulthood to prevent future problems.

What should I expect from oral surgery?

At Sunrise Dental of North Bend, Dr. Bashar uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat impacted wisdom teeth and other conditions that require oral surgery. He may take digital X-rays or 3D dental imaging to evaluate your teeth and create an individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Bashar stays up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques and anesthesia options to ensure you receive the highest level of care.

For expertise in oral surgery, call Sunrise Dental of North Bend or book an appointment online today.