Kingwood Oral Surgery

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2300 Green Oak Drive, Suite 600

Kingwood, Texas 77339

281-358-2002

KingwoodOralSurgery.com

Gary W. McDonald, D.D.S., a native Houstonian, has been performing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery right here in the Humble/Kingwood area since 1980. His name is known and trusted in the community, and his reputation for excellent care has kept his practice thriving.

Dr. McDonald was graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 and then attended the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. “It was a very new program at the time,” said Dr. McDonald. “Graduate students were asked what they might want to do, and then they were paired with faculty advisors to help them achieve that goal. While there, I befriended some dental students and decided I was far more interested in what they were doing than in my own research. So I joined them.”

He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch.  While completing his dental school education he had the opportunity to follow the oral surgeons at Ben Taub General. “I found working on the trauma cases and performing oral surgery procedures to be particularly rewarding, so I specialized.” He completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Ben Taub General and Hermann Hospitals. In 1981, he received his Fellowship from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. McDonald is actively involved with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society. In 1977 he was awarded membership in the Academy of Osseointegration. He was also elected to the prestigious American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, place dental implants, care for patients with oral cancer, tumors, and cysts of the jaws, and perform facial cosmetic surgery. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the bridge between medicine and dentistry.

Services: 

  • Dental implants
  • Platelet rich plasma
  • Anesthesia
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Nerve repositioning
  • Bone grafting
  • Impacted canines
  • Sinus augmentation
  • Oral pathology
  • Frenectomy – labial and lingual
  • Apicoectomy
  • Facial trauma
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Jaw surgery

Kingwood Oral Surgery is proud to provide the most current 3-D technology. The CS 9300 cone beam CT machine allows Dr. McDonald to capture quality panoramic and 3-D diagnostic images while providing his patients greater protection against radiation exposure.

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be weighing your options between dental implants and a fixed bridge or removable partial denture. Here are some things to consider. Dental implants look, feel and function much like regular teeth. You can floss between them, which reduces the chance of infections and gum disease. In order to support a bridge, healthy adjacent teeth must be ground down, which sacrifices their natural structure. Implants are cost effective in the long run because they won’t need to be replaced once, twice, or more in a lifetime. The most beneficial fact is, unlike other options, the presence of an implant maintains the bone in the jaw, which will atrophy with the absence of teeth.

Implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth. They will help you eliminate the frustrations and discomforts of ill-fitting dentures. Most importantly, dental implants can help restore not only your smile, but your confidence as well.

Generally, wisdom teeth should be surgically removed if there is pain, infection, gum disease, cavities that can’t be fixed, if they crowd nearby teeth, or if they are associated with a cyst, tumor or other pathology. Even asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth may cause concerns down the road. Dr. McDonald can determine the position of your wisdom teeth and evaluate them for existing or potential future problems.

Kingwood Oral Surgery offers many services beyond dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction. You can also see Dr. McDonald for bone grafting, sinus augmentation, impacted canines, facial trauma, jaw surgery, and oral pathology.

Their motto “We are patient people” is consistent in the way they handle your care in their office. Their goal is to make your first appointment seamless. All new patient information and registration forms are easily accessible through their website at KingwoodOralSurgery.com. The initial appointment consists of an oral examination, radiographic (X-ray) examination, a review of your medical history, and a consultation with Dr. McDonald for an explanation of your diagnosis and your treatment options.

Dr. McDonald understands that patients may be anxious at the prospect of oral surgery. “I encourage my patients to be open about what frightens them. If it is simply the unknown, I take care to explain what will happen every step of the way. I assure them that nothing is done during the initial exam and make certain they know what to expect during and after surgery. Sedation is an option, too,” Dr. McDonald said.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) are trained in all aspects of anesthesia. A completion of at least four years of training in a hospital-based surgical residency program following dental school and a rotation of anesthesiology is required. This advanced training in anesthesia allows them to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting. Dr. McDonald can appropriately administer local anesthesia, all forms of sedation and general anesthesia.

Governor Rick Perry honored Dr. McDonald’s expertise in his field by appointing him to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in August of 2001. He served as board secretary during the 2004-2005 year and served as the Presiding Officer from 2005-2009. He was further honored to be commissioned Admiral in the Texas Navy in March of 2009.

Dr. McDonald is married with four grown children and four grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, fishing, skiing, and occasionally cooking.

If oral surgery is in your future, put yourself in trusted, experienced hands. Call today and schedule your consultation with
Dr. McDonald.

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