Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery in Bend, Oregon

When you find a dentist you love and trust, it is crucial to know they can take care of most of your dental needs. At different points in your life, you may find yourself in need of oral surgery to improve your teeth and mouth’s function and health. Standard procedures that fall under oral surgery include wisdom teeth removal or dental extractions.

Unlike general dentistry, oral surgery is a specialty practice that requires advanced training to perform the surgeries competently. Unlike most local general dentists, Dr. Andy Engel has a background in dental surgery. This provides him with the expertise to complete various oral surgery procedures ranging from the extraction of wisdom teeth to dental implants and tissue and bone grafting. 

Dr. Andy Engel doesn’t treat every condition, and he isn’t afraid to refer to a specialist when needed. But he is grateful for his surgical background as it helps him offer comprehensive services not often found in a traditional dental practice.

Oral surgery procedures offered at Living Dental Health: 

  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Sinus Lifts
  • Tissue & Bone Grafting
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your Comfort is Our Priority

When seeking a Bend, Oregon oral surgeon, it is essential to consider experience and results. It is also necessary to understand how we will maintain your comfort during and after your procedure. At Living Dental Health, Dr. Andy Engel typically uses sedation via an oral pill called Triazolam (Halcion) for oral sedation. It is widely used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Its rapid onset and short duration of action make it an ideal anti-anxiety medication for dental patients.

The most common side effects of benzodiazepine sleeping pills are related to the medications’ ability to make you sleepy, drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness, and difficulty with coordination. Users must be cautious about engaging in hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness, e.g., operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle. Do not take alcohol while using triazolam. You should not use Benzodiazepine sleeping pills with other medications or substances that may cause drowsiness without discussing their use with Dr. Andy Engel.

How sleepy you are the day after you use Halcion depends on your response and how quickly your body eliminates it. The larger the dose, the more likely you will experience next-day residual effects such as drowsiness. For this reason, we use the lowest effective dose.

Next Steps

To learn more about oral surgery, Dr. Andy Engel invites you to schedule a consultation with him. During your consultation, Dr. Andy will evaluate your area of concern and discuss options to help you achieve your goals. He will spend as much time as you’d like to answer all of your questions, so you feel comfortable with your treatment recommendation. 

Meet Your New Dentist

Dr. Andy Engel started Living Dental Health in 2013 with the desire to help his patients quickly and safely address any oral health issues so they can live a healthy, full, and active life here in Central Oregon.


When it comes to patient care, Dr. Engel is a bit of a detective. He strives to understand each patient’s needs and then provides recommendations to help them achieve their desired result. To Dr. Engel, there is no cookie-cutter approach to dentistry.


Dr. Engel firmly believes that his success in helping patients is dependent on the ability to work as a team with his patient to deliver exceptional results. Plus, Dr. Engel wants a patient he can get to know on a first-name basis, so when he sees them around town, he can say hi and pick up where they left off.


When your child is ready to graduate from their pediatric dentist or by their twelfth birthday, we are happy to welcome them into our practice.

Insurance, Financing and Our In-Office Dental Plan

We believe that everyone has a right to the very best health care. And we believe that a healthy mouth is indicative of a healthy body.

Don’t compromise your dental care. Choose a dentist you can trust, regardless of insurance.

At Living Dental Health, we are pleased to be in-network with a variety of dental insurance plans. If your dental plan is not one we are in-network for, we can still provide the same