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Oral Surgery in Brantford

Oral surgery can be a necessity for many dental conditions, such as wisdom teeth extractions, implant placements, biopsies, or even jaw pain. If oral surgery is needed for your condition, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. Our dentists will ensure you are in the best hands for all of your dental treatments. Thankfully, we have two talented and experienced oral surgeons right here at Clarence Street Dental!

What Do Oral Surgeons Do?

Oral surgeons are specialists with extensive training in various surgical procedures related to the mouth and jaw. They work closely with dentists to provide comprehensive care, ensuring that patients receive the most effective and appropriate treatment.

Periodontist vs Oral Surgeon

Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums, as well as other structures supporting the teeth. They are experts in treating various forms of gum disease.

Periodontists also specialize in the placement of dental implants, gum grafting, and cosmetic periodontal procedures to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. If you are experiencing gum problems, receding gums, or need a dental implant, a periodontist is the specialist you would likely see.

Oral surgeons, on the other hand, handle a broader range of surgical procedures related to the mouth and jaw. They are trained to perform wisdom teeth extractions and reconstructive surgeries, treat oral cancers, and address traumatic injuries to the face and jaw. 

Oral Surgeons also deal with procedures involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), cleft lip and palate surgeries. They are qualified to administer various forms of anesthesia.

Endodontist vs Oral Surgeon

Endodontists and oral surgeons are both vital to dental healthcare, but they have distinct roles and specialties.

Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing and treating issues within the tooth. Specifically the pulp (the innermost part of the tooth). They are most well-known for performing root canal treatments.

Endodontists use advanced technology such as microscopes and digital imaging to ensure precision in their procedures. Their main goal is to save the natural tooth and alleviate pain associated with pulp infections or damage.

While endodontists aim to save the natural tooth, oral surgeons are often called upon when the tooth cannot be saved and needs to be removed. They’re also trained for procedures that go beyond the interior of the tooth, to the mouth or jaw.

Meet Your Oral Surgery Team – Dr. Wong’s Team

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Meet Your Oral Surgery Team – Dr. Ho’s Team

Brantford Oral Surgeon Near Me

Oral Surgery Services


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. Identifying the nature of oral lesions or abnormalities is crucial for proper treatment. Our team is experienced in performing biopsies to get the answers you need.


When a tooth has suffered too much damage and can’t be repaired, an extraction is required. Our team ensures this process is as smooth and painless as possible.


The frenum is the piece of tissue that attaches the lips to the gum tissues between your teeth. When the gum tissues are pulled excessively by the frenum, they need to be surgically removed. This prevents spacing between the front teeth, tongue tie (restriction of movement of the tongue), or gum recession.


Implants need a strong and sufficient amount of bone in order to be successful. Bone grafts are performed to create the proper support for implants.


Dental implants are a sturdy and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth, as an alternative option to root canals, bridges, or dentures. An implant is an artificial tooth that has the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. It consists of the implant itself as the anchor and the crown.

Jaw Surgery

This corrective procedure aligns the upper and lower jaws when they are mismatched. This surgery helps with chewing, over-bite, under-bite and aesthetics. It also opens the airway of patients with sleep apnea to aid with snoring.

Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

Dealing with jaw and skull joint pain can be debilitating. Our team is skilled in addressing this pain associated with TMJ (or TMD). These problems can arise from trauma, stress, or other causes. If left untreated, it can lead to difficulty chewing, yawning, and talking.

Wisdom Teeth

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure, especially when there is not enough space in the mouth for these additional molars. In most cases, there is only enough room for 28 teeth, versus 32 if the wisdom teeth are present.

Dental Technology for Quality Care

Here at Clarence Street Dental, Dr. Wong and Dr. Ho have access to advanced technology that allows them to provide high –quality dental care to their patients.


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. A CBCT can be taken for surgical planning of impacted teeth. It helps determine the accurate placement of implants and locates the nerves for root canal treatment.

GA Machine

A general anesthetic machine is operated by an anesthesiologist to induce sleep and prevent pain during surgical procedures. The machine generates and uses a mix of medical gasses to induce and maintain anesthesia. The machine consists of a ventilator, breathing system, suction equipment, and patient monitoring devices.

Platelet Rich Fibrin

Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a modern advancement that is extremely beneficial in the dental world. It’s 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.

What to Eat After Oral Surgery with Stitches

Soft Foods

Lukewarm Temperature

Nutrient-Rich Foods

Avoid Hard, Crunchy, or Sticky Foods


No Alcohol or Tobacco

Avoid Spicy Foods

How to Speed up Wisdom Teeth Recovery

Oral Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

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Your Journey to Oral Surgery Care

Ready to take the next step? A consultation with our oral surgery team is your first step towards high-quality, personalized care.

During 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

Ready to get started? Contact our oral surgery team today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile!