By Meredith Knight
When you visit Northern Texas Facial and Oral Surgery, you have the benefit of five board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who collaborate on cases and co-op knowledge to decide what’s best for their patients.
For more than 30 years, this dynamic team has provided excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery offering everything from tooth removal, like wisdom teeth, to reconstruction such as orthognathic surgery. Extensive anesthesia training means their patients can be treated comfortably in an office setting. “But we’re also active members of area hospitals when a hospital setting is preferable,” said Craig E. Buchmann, DDS. “Our goal is to treat our patients in the safest manner possible and provide the care that will put them in the healthiest position possible, whether we’re removing teeth, placing dental implants, obtaining a biopsy of a lesion, or placing the jaws in a better position for long-term health.”
Dr. Buchmann and his partners operate under the philosophy, people over procedures. “Our goal is to treat everyone as we’d want our own families to be treated,” he said. “We live in the communities we serve and stay involved with the local schools and charities raising donations for area food banks, hosting blood drives, and providing scholarships to students pursuing degrees in science and healthcare. We’re looking forward to a return to normal to be able to expand our already robust community involvement.”
The art and practice of medicine and dentistry are continually advancing. NTFOS remains at the frontline of these advancements with state-of-the-art technology, including digital radiographs, 3D cone beam CT scans, intraoral scanners, and regenerative medicine for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), “Digital radiography significantly reduces the amount of radiation to our patients,” Dr. Buchmann said. “The 3D cone beam CT scanner allows us to see any area of concern on multiple planes as well as 3D, offering a more precise picture and idea on the treatment needed.”
Intraoral scanners allow for quality molds without the goo. And regenerative medicines encourage tissue regeneration to assist in bone grafts, implant, or tooth extraction sites. “Our safety anesthesia protocols are similar to what you’d find in a hospital’s OR, monitoring everything from blood pressure, oxygenation of the blood, and exhaled CO2,” Dr. Buchmann said.
NTFOS doctors take time getting to know their patients and connecting with them. “I learn all sorts of interesting things from my patients,” Dr. Buchmann said. “I feel a sense of accomplishment when a patient becomes comfortable with me, my staff, and the proposed treatment. We want people to feel comfortable before their surgery, so the procedures are understood and progress smoothly, and healing is easier. It’s gratifying to see how lives can be changed for the better with the procedures we provide.”
NTFOS is now accepting new patients at their Grapevine, Irving, Keller, and Flower Mound offices.
440 West Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Plaza II, Suite 445
Irving, Texas 75063