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Dr. Stuart Sanders

Meet Dr. Stuart Sanders

Dr. Sanders is originally from Illinois where he attended Northwestern University and the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and his Fellowship in Anesthesia at Cook County Hospital. He is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia who was named one of North Valley Magazine’s August/September 2012 “Top Doctors” as well as one of the “Top Ten Dental Specialists in the Valley”. He is also a renowned speaker at numerous national, state and local Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Anesthesia meetings.

Dr. Sanders is married, he and his wife have three grown children and four grandchildren. He bases his treatment plan for each patient on what he would want for his own family.

Maxillofacial Oral Surgery Services in Phoenix, AZ

Maxillofacial oral surgery focuses on surgical procedures that are related to a patient’s teeth, jaw, cheeks, and head. There are a wide variety of surgery services that our maxillofacial oral surgeon can provide. Here is a short list of those services and what they entail.

Anesthesia: Oral and Intravenous Sedation

Anesthesia is often necessary for surgery services, so it is important to discuss what anesthesia options are available to our patients. Oral sedation dentistry requires the patient to take a pill or drug orally in order to achieve the desired anesthesia. Finally, intravenous sedation allows the patient to receive anesthesia in a liquid form through an IV drip. Patients can choose the anesthesia that they’re most comfortable with, though it is likely that our surgeon will make recommendations based on the surgery at hand.

Management of Oral and Maxillofacial Infections

If left untreated, oral and maxillofacial infections can become life-threatening. Our surgeon implements an appropriate treatment regime to ensure that a patient’s infection is controlled and the source of it eliminated. If you believe you might have an infection, we recommend that you come see our surgeon for treatment. If you are worried about infections occurring after a surgery, our surgeon takes the necessary steps possible to eliminate as much risk as possible from potential infections.

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Tooth Extractions: Impacted Teeth and Wisdom Teeth

When a tooth is too badly damaged either as a result from decay or trauma, it must be extracted for the health of the patient. Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth are two causes of tooth extractions as well since patients can often have a crowded mouth due to these issues. If left untreated, impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that are causing issues can cause severe damage for a patient. Our surgeon is more than equipped to handle tooth extractions for our patients.

Oral Biopsies

A biopsy is performed when a dentist wants a sample of soft tissue or bone examined in a laboratory. The purpose is to find out the nature of a lesion, or abnormality, which may be caused by an illness or an injury. The type of biopsy performed is determined by how serious the dentist thinks the lesion may be, whether it’s benign or malicious.

Removal of Cyst & Tumors of the Mouth/Jaws

The reason our dentist would recommend a cyst be removed is that, over time, it could increase in size and eventually become infested. Large cysts could weaken the jaw, making it more likely to fracture. Additionally, teeth near the cyst may become displaced, loose, or undergo root resorption. Similarly, there are a variety of tumors that can be found on the tongue, cheeks, lips, mouth floor, or gingival (gums). Our oral surgeon is qualified and equipped to remove most of these growths with a laser, while some of them can be safely removed with a scalpel.

Start your day with a beautiful smile.

When you visit our office, your oral health is our top priority. Dr. Trujillo and his entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.