Oral Surgeon in Spokane, WA
Drs. Dale Crum and David Gailey are using state-of-the-art techniques with core surgical knowledge to change lives. Common procedures include complex dental implant reconstruction, Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery, cleft lip and palate, and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery.
Our oral surgery services include:
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
- Dental Implants
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Cancer Screening
- TMJ Disorder
- Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery
- Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
- Snoring & Sleep Apnea
- Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
- Bone Grafting
- Wisdom Teeth
- Distraction Osteogenesis
- Impacted Canines
Wisdom Teeth Removal
By definition, teeth that fail to emerge or fully break through the gum tissue are "impacted." This is a common problem associated with third molars, or wisdom teeth, which are the last teeth to develop and erupt into the mouth. Learn more about Wisdom Teeth Removal.
There are times when it is in your best interest to have a tooth extracted (removed). This could be the case for a variety of reasons, including damage or trauma to the tooth; an impacted wisdom tooth that may cause trouble for you later on; or overcrowding. Learn more about Tooth Extractions.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that deteriorates when even one tooth is lost.
Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are capable of treating the full scope of injuries to the structures of the face, mouth or jaws — including the teeth, the bones of the jaws and face, and the tissue of the skin and gums. We can also treat congenital defects such as cleft palate.
Bone grafting, a minor in-office surgical procedure, is commonly used in dentistry to correct deficiencies in bone quality and to build support for teeth or dental implants. Learn more about Bone Grafting.
Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
When the relationship between the teeth and jaws is causing a serious orthodontic problem, jaw surgery may be recommended. Conditions treated surgically may include underbites and congenital abnormalities (birth defects) related to jaw development.
Sedation Dentistry & Anesthesia
We want you to have the most comfortable dental treatment experience possible. That's why we offer sedation, to help you relax, and/or anesthesia, to block your sensations of pain. Learn more about Sedation Dentistry.
If you have chronic pain in or around your jaw or find the movement of your jaw is restricted, you may be suffering from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Learn more about TMJ Disorders.
Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
When it comes to detecting certain oral or systemic (whole-body) diseases, a thorough dental exam may be your first line of defense. Learn more about Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Chronic loud snoring is a common symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which occurs when the upper airway is blocked to the point of causing significant airflow disruption, or even no airflow whatsoever for 10 seconds or more. This can be a dangerous situation. Learn more about Snoring & Sleep Apnea.
Treating Dental Emergencies
We can treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please call our office for assistance, or click here to learn more about what to do in a dental emergency.