Anchorage, Alaska
111 W 16th Ave, #203
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 561-1430

Anchorage Oral Surgeons Answer FAQs March 15, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Anchorage Oral Surgeons Answer FAQs, Anchorage, Alaska

Maxillofacial and dental surgery can often be complex, causing added stress to patients who find themselves looking for a new oral surgeon. At Oral Surgery Associates in Anchorage, professional care comes standard so that patients have a clear understanding of their unique dental needs and a wealth of information on their treatment plan. 

To make every visit to the office a pleasant experience, Oral Surgery Associates is happy to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about oral pathology and the team of Anchorage oral surgeons:

  • What Can I Expect From An Initial Appointment? For the most part, an initial appointment will include a consultation with one of the oral surgeons who will explain your diagnosis and recommend options for treatment. It is recommended that you bring your referral slip, past x-rays, a list of current medications, and medical or dental insurance information with you to this office visit. Should your treatment plan include IV anesthesia, Oral Surgery Associates requires that you have a pre-operative consultation and physical examination
  • Oral SurgeonWhat Kind Of Procedures Does Oral Surgery Associates HandleMost dental cases are unique, but the team at Oral Surgery Associates brings compassionate care and a wealth of knowledge and experience to every patient visit. To that end, these Anchorage-based oral surgeons handle a variety of treatment options that your general dentist isn't qualified to perform. Some of their popular procedures include dental implants, bone grafts, wisdom teeth removal, oral pathology, facial trauma, and more
  • I’m Afraid Of Going To The Dentist. What Should I DoKnow that you’re not alone. Many people (some estimates suggest up to 15% of Americans) have noted that they avoid going to the dentist due to anxiety. But the best thing that you can do to cope with dental anxiety is to have a discussion with your dental care provider. Your dentist or oral surgeon should find ways to work with you to determine methods to make you more comfortable during routine examinations and surgical procedures. If your dentist does not take your anxiety seriously, consider obtaining a second opinion with a provider you feel more comfortable with.
  • Are Dental X-Rays SafeAny exposure to radiation, including the sun and even appliances in your home, can damage your body’s tissues. However, the dose of radiation you are exposed to when you receive dental x-rays is very small. This is mostly attributable to advances in dentistry that have led to lower radiation levels. At Oral Surgery Associates, staff use lead-lined, full-body aprons to protect patients from any stray radiation, and technicians check the x-ray machines routinely for accuracy and safety.

At Oral Surgery Associates, they want you to be comfortable with the care you receive from them, which is why they’re happy to answer any questions you may have about dental surgery. Whether you need wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, or corrective jaw surgery, the experienced staff at Oral Surgery Associates will help your smile look and feel healthier than ever. To learn more about the Anchorage practice, visit Oral Surgery Associates online. To schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon, call (907) 561-1430 today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska, LLC
Oral Surgery Basics: What to Expect After a Dental Bridge Procedure, Anchorage, Alaska
When several consecutive teeth are missing or need to be extracted, an dental implant-supported bridge is just the solution you need to restore your beautiful, healthy smile. These a...read more
Anchorage Oral Surgeons Explain Bone Augmentation & Nerve Repositioning , Anchorage, Alaska
If you need dental implants but don't have enough healthy jawbone to support the posts, your oral surgeon might recommend bone augmentation and nerve repositioning. While t...read more
How Dental X-Rays Help Oral Surgeons, Anchorage, Alaska
During dental exams, your care provider spends most of the appointment looking at your teeth and gums. They use dental X-rays to create images of parts of the mouth and jaw that aren...read more
Anchorage Oral Surgeons Explain How Laughing Gas Works , Anchorage, Alaska
Many people put off dental work because they worry that the procedure will hurt. Oral surgeons use laughing gas to counteract this anxiety and provide more comfortable treatments. Or...read more
Will You Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implant Surgery?, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a great way to restore your beautiful smile. Due to the way implants are placed into the jawbone, a bone graft may be necessa...read more