Extractions & Bone Grafting
OMS are experts in removing diseased teeth as well as rebuilding bone where teeth have been lost.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have extensive training covering a vast array of disease processes that affect the oral cavity and surrounding structures.
Dentoalveolar surgery is a branch of surgery in which the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon has a great expertise.
“Dento” is a term that refers to the removal of teeth. Although the removal of impacted wisdom teeth is the most common of these procedures, the removal of all teeth falls under this very same term.
“Alveolar” refers to any treatment that involves the bone of the jaws where the teeth are found. This encompasses such procedures as the placement of dental implants, biopsies of any mouth lesions, trimming away of any excess gum tissue, trimming away of any excess bone tissue, bone grafting to augment the bone area of future dental implant sites, exposing teeth to help the orthodontist, and removal of chronic infections around teeth in patients that have already had root canal treatment (apicoectomy or apectomy).
All of the above treatments can be performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in a private office setting, with or without sedation, or with a general anaesthetic.
Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is capable of providing reconstructive care that encompasses restoration of both form and function. The blend of backgrounds covering dentistry, medicine, and head and neck surgery offers a complete understanding of all facial components. By using various techniques from simple closure to complicated tissue transfers, the jaws and facial anatomy can be reconfigured with a cosmetic, natural appearance, and provide a proper functioning bite. For reconstructive purposes, soft tissues (skin,mucosa, fat, muscle) and hard tissues (bone, cartilage) can be taken from various parts of a patient’s own body based on necessary size and shape, or can be utilized from donated or engineered tissues, or growth factors.
Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can accordingly diagnose, surgically treat and repair all aspects of your oral and facial condition. In certain cases, referral to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with sub-specialty or fellowship training in a unique discipline may be required. Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are often using state of the art technology with computerized surgical planning, custom prosthesis design, robotics, and patient specific rehabilitation. As such, your Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon can provide optimal goal directed care for complex needs.
Other Dentoalveolar Procedures
The expertise of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is also required for procedures such as:
Block Bone Graft for Implant
Sinus Lift Bone Compression
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