Experienced, courteous staff to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Eric Engel, D.D.S, M.D
Dr. Engel has been in practice as an oral surgeon here in the valley for 20 years and specializes in dental implants as well as wisdom teeth removal. Read more »
- Are you considering replacing your missing tooth or teeth?
- Would you like improved chewing force and stability for your existing dentures?
If you answered yes to these questions, then dental implants may be a solution for you. Dental implants are being used to restore normal chewing and speech, enhance facial appearance and confidence, and increase denture stability and retention. Dental implants are helping to change people¹s lives in positive ways. With dental implants, people are rediscovering the joys of eating, speaking with confidence, laughing and living more normal lives.
Dr. Engel would be happy to meet with you to answer your questions and explain the process of placing dental implants. He and his professional and courteous staff look forward to your call and the chance to help improve your life.
If you would like a personal consultation with Dr. Engel regarding dental implants, an appointment can be scheduled by calling us at (480) 812-8200.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists in the treatment of problems of the mouth, jaws, teeth and face. Their training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and completion of a minimum four-year accredited hospital residency program. With specialized knowledge and skill and advanced training in anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is most qualified to perform intricate oral and facial bone surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly skilled in performing out-patient general anesthesia/sedation. This service is most helpful for the apprehensive patient. If you choose general anesthesia/sedation you should not eat or drink 8 hours prior to surgery and be accompanied by an adult (see sedation instructions). Comfortable recovery rooms are available.
From facial cuts and lacerations to broken teeth and fractured facial bones, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is especially trained to deal with injuries to the mouth, face and jaw. Facial injuries occur in a critical area of the body where the functions of eating, speaking and breathing are located. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon will coordinate his treatment with those of other doctors if other injuries are present. Avoiding injury is always best and oral surgeons advocate the use of seat belts, face and mouth guards.
When people start getting their wisdom teeth (third molars) in their late teens, their jaws are often not large enough to accommodate them and they remain under the gum and bone (impacted). Problems such as infection, crowding of teeth, damage to adjacent teeth and bone and the formation of cysts or tumors can develop if wisdom teeth are left untreated. Removal is easier in younger patients because the bone is less dense and roots are not fully developed. With personalized instruction and medication, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon can reduce the possible discomfort following surgery to remove wisdom teeth.