Winnipeg Oral Surgery
Let's face it. Most people aren't thrilled to get the news that they require dental surgery. At East Kildonan Dental, we understand that. We know surgical procedures can feel intimidating, and that’s why our expertly trained and experienced dentists provide outstanding care and support every step of the way.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeries refer to surgeries performed on or around the mouth and jaws. While not recommended lightly, such procedures have the potential to improve your oral health and quality of life significantly.
Why Oral Surgery?
At East Kildonan Dental, our dentists will always exhaust less invasive options before recommending surgery. That being said, there are many circumstances under which oral surgery may be the necessary or even preferred method of treatment. Some procedures are reparative, others preventative, and still others cosmetic. In every case, our expert team of dentists will carefully assess the risks and benefits of a surgical procedure and communicate them clearly with you. Our goal is always to improve your oral health and quality of life. So, whether it's implants, a gum graft, or wisdom tooth extractions you're considering, you can rest assured that our dentists will provide you with the best advice and treatment possible.
Oral Surgery Procedures
East Kildonan Dental is committed to excellence. All of our dentists are highly trained and we even have one team member with a postgraduate degree in implantology. Therefore, it is extremely rare for us to refer patients to specialists beyond our clinic. All the procedures that are listed below can be capably handled by our skillful and professional team:
Cosmetic and practical motivations aside, opting not to replace a missing tooth can result in a host of other problems. Bone loss, tipping and shifting of neighbouring teeth, and changes to your facial structure are just a few of the issues that can result from the loss of a natural tooth. Dental implants are the most effective method of tooth replacement. And while the procedure does take approximately four to six months to complete, the end result is replacement teeth that feel like natural teeth and function like them, too.
If dental implants have been recommended for you, here's what to expect. During the initial procedure, we will place a small titanium screw (or screws) into your jaw. This will now act as the root for your tooth replacement. After healing for a few months, your implant will be ready to be restored with a post and crown. Dental implants not only look and function like natural teeth, but they’re also a long-lasting solution for your mouth health.
One of the essential services our dentists provide is tooth extractions. While extraction is generally a last resort, there are times when a tooth is too damaged to repair and must be removed. If this is the case for you, our dentists will take the utmost care to perform the extraction as gently and painlessly as possible. Patients are offered a number of options for tooth replacement, including bridges, dental implants, or removable prosthetics.
Wisdom teeth usually come in when you’re in your late teens or early twenties. While they can sometimes be harmless, wisdom teeth do often need to be removed for a number of reasons.
For starters, wisdom teeth can cause pain and crowding of your other teeth, particularly if they’re impacted (stuck in the jaw and failing to erupt through the gums). They can also only partially erupt, which can result in infection as gum tissue grows over them.
If your dentist has scheduled you for the removal of wisdom teeth at East Kildonan Dental, you can expect the kindest of care coupled with the most up-to-date techniques. We’ll help you manage any post-surgery swelling and monitor you throughout your recovery.
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that increases the amount of bone available for placing dental implants. This oral surgery involves the addition of bone into the sinus in order to facilitate the placement of a dental implant. If you have questions about a sinus lift, schedule an appointment at our office, and a qualified and professional dentist will walk you through this surgery in more detail.
Like a sinus lift, a bone graft is an oral surgery that aims to increase the quality and quantity of bone in a patient's jaw to better support a dental implant or other structure. At East Kildonan Dental, we have a great deal of expertise and experience with all types of bone grafts. Visit our office in Winnipeg to learn more about these types of dental services.
Gum grafts increase gum tissue and cover tooth roots that have become exposed. A small amount of gum tissue is placed in an area that previously had little or no gum tissue remaining. Patients requiring gum grafts typically experience pain due to the recession of their gums and may also wish to undergo this procedure for cosmetic reasons. At East Kildonan Dental, we will connect you with our dentist who is highly trained and experienced in the latest gum grafting technologies and can work with you to improve your oral health with kindness and professionalism.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
At East Kildonan Dental, we’re always ready to support our patients in every way possible. Whether you have questions about an upcoming procedure or simply want to explore your options for oral surgery in Winnipeg, we’re confident that East Kildonan Dental will provide services you can trust and rely on. Book a consultation on our website or call us today at 204-661-2614