Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes they emerge from the gum line, and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but more often than not, they fail to emerge and become impacted. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections and even gum disease. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be removed by the time the patient is a young adult in order to prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing.
Dental implants are long-term replacements for missing teeth that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, dental implants never slip and never decay. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.
Dr. Miller is certified in IV sedation delivery, BLS, ACLS and participates in yearly continuing education in pediatric and moderate sedation techniques. Dr. Miller has performed hundreds of IV sedation cases in the Greater Seattle area since 2014. He recieved his initial IV training at the UWSOD in 2013 while taking 60+ hours of Post-Doctorate coursework with the Residents at UWMC and Harborview Medical Center. He has furthered his training with high quality CE through the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology and the Academey of Dental and Medical Anesthesia.