Expert Care from Idaho’s Top Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons
Dr. Cullum has extensive experience treating:
Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
Facial and oral lacerations
Complex lacerations of the facial region
Knocked out (avulsed) teeth
Soft Tissue Injuries:
When soft-tissue injuries such as laceration occur over the face, they are treated with a delicate suturing technique. In complex injuries, incisions are created to develop tissue flaps to reduce scar visibility or obtain closure over a sever laceration.
Fractures of facial bones are treated in a manner similar to fractures in other parts of the body. The specific form of treatment is determined by various factors. When an arm or a leg is fractured, a cast is often applied to stabilize the bone and allow for proper healing. Since a cast cannot be applied to the face, treatment may involve wiring the jaws together. However, certain types of jaw fractures are best treated and stabilized by the surgical placement of small plates and screws. This technique is called rigid fixation and often allows for healing without having the jaws wired together.
Steps for Treatment
How to Get the Best Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in Idaho
- Step 1: Schedule Your Appointment
If you need an oral or maxillofacial surgeon, or you notice any alarming symptoms, give us a call right away. We will be happy to set up a consultation and are ready to answer any questions you might have.
- Step 2: Get an In-Depth Consultation
At your initial appointment, we will go over your concerns and assess the situation. We may decide to take x-rays or perform other diagnostic procedures. Then we will walk you through your options to determine the one that is right for you.
- Step 3: Prepare for Your Surgery
Once you arrive for your procedure, we will walk you through everything you need to know so you know what to expect during and after the procedure. While many oral procedures are quick and require minimal downtime, some may require general anesthesia, so you may wish to have someone to drive you home.
- Step 4: Your Procedure
Once all your questions have been answered and you have the information you need to move forward, we will begin your procedure. We offer a wide range of sedation techniques, including nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and dental IV sedation for your comfort.
- Step 5: Receive Post-Care Instructions
After your procedure, our highly-trained staff will lead you to our comfortable recovery area and give you detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions to protect against infection and encourage fast healing. We will also generally schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure you are healing correctly.
How Much Do Our Procedures Cost?
We are committed to ensuring that our patients have access to the best care possible. That is why we work with all major insurance companies and provide generous and affordable payment plans. If you are in pain due to a dental issue and don’t have insurance, don’t delay care due to cost. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
The Implants Northwest Difference
At Implants Northwest, we are committed to providing world-class service you won’t find anywhere else. Dr. Daniel Cullum is an expert in his field and has been an international speaker, contributed to several textbooks, and been a visiting lecturer at several universities. He works with leading anesthesiologist Dr. Montandon to ensure patient safety and comfort during the most complex procedures.
Countless Healthy, Happy Patients
We offer transformative oral-maxillofacial surgeries that help our clients gain a new sense of comfort and function. Here’s what your neighbors in Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint to say about Implants Northwest.