Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only specialists recognized by the American Dental Association who are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology, and spend time in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. This training focuses almost completely on the bone, skin, and muscle of the face, mouth and jaw. Oral and facial surgeons have knowledge and expertise that uniquely qualifies them to diagnose and treat a number of functional and aesthetic conditions in this anatomical area. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Seattle, Dr. Epstein is a specialist with skills well beyond the dental profession. He has extensive training and education in the treatment of conditions, defects, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.
Dental implants are the most predictable replacement for single or multiple missing teeth.
Wisdom tooth removal is an extremely common outpatient procedure that can be performed painlessly under general anesthesia by Dr. Epstein.
Teeth need to be removed for a variety of different reasons. Teeth can fracture, develop large cavities, or be in the inappropriate location.