When it comes to extensive dental treatment, from wisdom tooth extractions to implant placements and from biopsies to jaw surgery, a referral to an oral surgeon is needed. Your dentist will issue a referral to an oral surgeon due to their extensive training in their field. Our dentists want to ensure you are in the best hands for all your dental treatment. We are lucky to have two in-house oral surgeons right here at Clarence Street Dental!
CindyOral Surgery Team
JessOral Surgery Team
TaylorOral Surgery Team
MikaylaOral Surgery Team
Oral Surgery Services:
Extractions: An extraction is required when a tooth has suffered too much damage and it can’t be repaired.
Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are often removed due to the lack of space in the mouth – there is almost always only enough room for 28 teeth, versus 32 if the wisdom teeth are present.
Implant Placement: An implant replaces a tooth that is missing as an alternative option to root canals, bridges, or dentures. An implant is an artificial tooth, consisting of the implant itself as the anchor and finished with a crown. Implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
Grafting: Implants need strong and plentiful bone in order to be successful. Bone grafts are performed to allow implants to be properly supported.
Jaw Surgery: This surgery is required to “straighten” the upper and lower jaws when they are mismatched. This surgery is often planned with the Orthodontic team, and helps with chewing, over-bite and under-bite, aesthetics, and opening the airway of patients with sleep apnea.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery: TMJ (or TMD) is pain associated with the joint where your jaw and skull bones meet. Problems can arise in the joint from trauma, locking, dislocation, or stress, which can lead to difficulty chewing, yawning, and talking.
Frenectomy: The frenum is the piece of tissue that attaches the lips to the gum tissues between your teeth. When the tissues are pulled excessively by the frenum, it needs to be surgically removed to prevent spacing between the front teeth, tongue tie (restriction of movement of the tongue), or gum recession.
Biopsy: A biopsy is required when a bump, lesion, rash, or ulceration is present in the mouth. While most are benign, it is always best to have it checked out to alleviate any stress or fear.
The first step in moving forward with seeing an oral surgeon is having a consultation. All patients must have a consultation prior to treatment. Our fee for this appointment is $100, due at time of booking.
At this appointment we will:
– Review medical history and medications
– Examine your x-rays, or take new ones if necessary
– Perform an oral exam to determine the appropriate treatment
– Discuss anesthesia options
– Submit estimates for treatment
– Answer any questions you may have
A CBCT scan (cone beam computed tomography) is a special type of 3D x-ray that is taken when more information is needed than can be obtained from a regular 2D x-ray. This scan is able to produce images of not only your teeth, but your tissues, nerves, and bone. A CBCT can be taken for surgical planning of impacted teeth, diagnosing TMJ, to determine the accurate placement of implants, and to locate the nerves for root canal treatment.
A general anaesthetic machine is operated by an anaesthesiologist to induce sleep and prevent pain during surgical procedures. The machine generates and uses a mix of medical gases to induce and maintain anaesthesia. The machine is comprised of a ventilator, breathing system, suction equipment, and patient monitoring devices.
Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a modern advancement that is extremely beneficial in the dental world, as it is all natural and helps promote healing and recovery after complex dental surgeries. Blood is extracted from your body and placed in the centrifuge to be “spun”, which causes it to become separated into its three components. From there, the PRF component is applied to the surgical site for healing. The benefit of using the PRF is that it is 100% from your own body and therefore increases healing time.
Dr. Wong and Dr. Ho’s Hours: Wednesdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (three a month) and Saturdays 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (one a month)