If you’ve ever suffered from impacted wisdom teeth or dental pain, you know it’s one of the most painful and annoying experiences in your life. That’s why you should choose doctors David Parmer and James Macholl and their practice, Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, when you’re in need of exemplary care.
Dr. David Parmer grew up in Levelland, TX. After graduating from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School, Dr. Parmer served in the Air Force as a dentist for three years. Following his service, Dr. Parmer returned to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio for oral and maxillofacial surgery training and received his medical degree in 1997. He joined Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000, which had been originally started in the Mid Cities area in 1974.
After Dr. James Macholl graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry, he began his service in the Army. He was a general dentist for four years before completing his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the UT Health Science Center in Houston. He received his medical degree in 1999. One of his assignments after training was as an attending surgeon and residency program director at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. After 23 years of service, he retired from the Army and joined Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2014.
“People traditionally hear of us or know of us as oral surgeons,” Dr. Parmer said. “However, the full name of our specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. This includes surgery of the entire facial skeleton, which can range from extraction of a tooth to the repair of a fractured eye socket. A common procedure is jaw surgery. If the orthodontist cannot correct your bite, then oral surgeons cut and move the jaws so that the teeth fit together properly.”
Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery primarily focuses on caring for wisdom teeth and dental implants. Wisdom teeth are the third molars, which are the last teeth in the jaws, and are called wisdom teeth because they typically erupt at 18 to 24 years old, when a person matures into adulthood. Dr. Parmer said wisdom teeth can cause several problems including cysts, infections, damage to adjacent teeth, and crowding.
“The wisdom teeth in the upper jaw are very close to your sinus and the ones in the lower jaw are very close to the nerve, so it’s especially important to see an oral surgeon about your wisdom teeth,” Dr. Parmer said.
Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace teeth that now can last you a lifetime instead of having to redo that crown or bridge every few years. “Dental implants can replace missing teeth so that it looks and works just like a natural tooth,” Dr. Parmer said. “It is now possible to fill in that missing tooth so that no one can tell you ever lost a tooth.”
There are various surgeries where oral surgeons work in conjunction with orthodontists, such as when an oral surgeon is needed to expose impacted teeth in order for an orthodontist to put on braces. When it comes to finding healthcare professionals, you should look for a practice that isn’t transactional, but really cares about you.
“What sets us apart is our care factor,” Dr. Parmer said. “When you see other dentists or doctors, you don’t always necessarily get that warm fuzzy feeling that they genuinely care about you. I promise you that we truly care. We love our jobs and taking care of people. I certainly enjoy doing surgery, but I also take great pleasure in getting to know people and helping them. We’ve been asked by corporations to join them, and we’ve declined. We are home-owned and concerned about taking great care of our people. That is our one and only focus.”
Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has offices in North Fort Worth, Haslet, and now Argyle.
9415 N. Beach St.
Fort Worth, TX 76244
544 FM 156, Suite 200
Haslet, TX 76052
310 FM 407E., STE 300
Argyle, TX 76226