Oral Surgery Procedures
In the presence of severe decay, catastrophic fracture or extreme mobility, dental surgery becomes necessary to remove the tooth in order to re-establish optimal oral health. Our oral surgery team specializes in the removal of irreparable dentition and can provide excellent counsel on how to appropriately restore the edentulous space following a nominal healing period.
Wisdom tooth extraction
Our team of doctors recommend to extract the wisdom teeth at a younger age, when general health is optimal rather than wait for a problem to occur at a time when the medical status may be compromised. We therefore advocate the routine extraction of wisdom teeth when it is obvious that the teeth will not erupt into the mouth in a favourable position. Extraction of wisdom teeth is an oral surgery procedure and does have certain inherent risk; our team of doctors however have received specific training to perform this procedure in a safe and predictable fashion. We also recommend the use of sedation in order to make the patient experience as comfortable as possible.
When a tooth is removed from the jaw, the healing process that occurs results in the loss of both bone height and width. When considering implant placement to replace the extracted tooth, it is imperative that the bone volume be maintained in order to achieve a predictable outcome. Bone grafting at the time of extraction is an effective and safe method of preserving the bony tissue that would otherwise be lost following extraction. Bone grafting oral surgery is also recommended even when implant placement is not the treatment of choice. This is especially true when the height and contour of the gums is important for patient aesthetics. Drs. Winlow and Dessureault have garnered substantial experience in various types of bone grafting dental surgery and would be pleased to discuss which option best suits your needs.
Soft tissue grafting (gum grafting)
A gum graft is a dental surgery procedure that has the desired outcome of augmenting the thickness of the gingiva and in certain cases, repairing areas of recession. A gum graft may be the appropriate solution if you have significant recession defects, have a thin and fragile gingival type, or demonstrate areas of inflammation that are poorly controlled with normal oral hygiene procedures. We are pleased to offer our patients the possibility of gum grafting with AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix. Various techniques of gum grafting oral surgery are employed at Aylmer Dentistry, and it would be our pleasure to discuss which technique best meets your particular treatment needs.
Other dental surgery procedures:
- Removal of amalgam tattoo
- Biopsy of hard and soft tissue
- Management of dental and orofacial trauma