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Oral Surgery Specialist

Lakeside Family Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Cypress, TX

When you need oral surgery for a dental or cosmetic concern, you want a surgeon with the training and skills to provide a safe and successful treatment. Ryulee Song, DMD, or April Lee, DMD, the experienced oral surgeons at Lakeside Family Dentistry, have expertise in a variety of simple and complex oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. To schedule a consultation with a compassionate oral surgeon at Lakeside Family Dentistry, call the office in Cypress, Texas, today, or make an appointment online.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on surgical procedures that address dental conditions that affect your oral health. Oral surgery is also performed as a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of your smile.

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Lakeside Family Dentistry have completed several years of training in addition to their doctoral degrees in general dentistry. They have extensive experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures to address a variety of conditions and concerns.

Which conditions can oral surgery address?

The providers at Lakeside Family Dentistry take a conservative approach to treating oral health conditions. They recommend oral surgery only when conservative treatments haven’t been successful, or there isn’t a non-surgical treatment option for your condition.

The surgical team regularly performs the following procedures:

  • Missing or damaged teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
  • Facial pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Oral cancers, growths, and cysts

Cosmetic oral surgery can address crooked or badly stained teeth and other aesthetic concerns.

Which oral surgery procedures are available?

The experienced surgeons at Lakeside Family Dentistry perform oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures to both diagnose and treat numerous conditions. 

The surgical team regularly performs the following procedures:

  • Simple and complex tooth extractions
  • Apicoectomy (root end surgery)
  • Bone grafts
  • Jaw surgery
  • Palate surgery
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Dental implants
  • Tissue biopsies
  • Removal of tumors and cysts
  • Crown lengthening
  • Facial cosmetic surgery

The outstanding surgical team accepts patients referred from other practices as well as new and established Lakeside Family Dentistry patients.

What should I expect during an oral surgery procedure?

Many dental surgeries are outpatient procedures; most treatments require anesthesia, and you can expect to need some type of pain medication following the procedure. 

Some surgeries, such as simple extractions, take place right in the office at Lakeside Family Dentistry. More complicated procedures, such as cleft lip and palate repair, must be performed in a surgical setting. 

Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery you need, and other factors. Your Lakeside Family Dentistry expert provides you with clear instructions about when and what you can eat, at-home care, and activity restrictions following your surgery. 

If you’ve been referred to Lakeside Family Dentistry, you have pain or an existing oral health condition, or you have questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery, call the office today, or schedule a consultation online.