Oxford Dental is proud to offer dental surgery at our North Edmonton location. While not as common a procedure as teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, or cavity filling, some dental health needs can only be addressed with dental surgery. North Edmonton residents may require this service for a number of reasons, ranging from routine procedures like wisdom teeth removal and dental implant installation, to more serious issues like oral cancer or bone grafting. At Oxford Dental, we know that each patient’s smile is unique, requiring customized dental service. That’s why our dental team will work with you to find the best solution for your oral health needs.
Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Extractions are one of the most common oral surgery procedures. An extraction may be needed for a number of reasons including severe tooth decay, gum disease, or in preparation for orthodontic restorations. Wisdom teeth removal is a common form of extraction. When the third molars do not fully emerge and become impacted against the next molar or against the bone of the jaw, wisdom teeth removal is needed.
Dental implants are a type of dental surgery because it requires inserting an artificial tooth root (usually made of metal) into your jawbone. A dental implant may be used for a number of reasons including replacing a tooth by combining the implant with a dental crown, replacing several teeth by acting as an anchor for a dental bridge, or providing support for full dentures.
Impacted teeth occur when teeth do not emerge or only partially emerge from your gums. Wisdom teeth are the most common form of impacted teeth. A tooth can remain stuck in your gum tissue for a number of reasons like overcrowding giving the submerged tooth no room to erupt or the tooth may have become twisted or displaced as it tried to emerge causing it to become impacted.
Sometimes a patient doesn’t have enough bone in their jaw to support a dental implant. Bone grafting builds up the bone of the jaw for the implant by grafting or adding on bone or bonelike material to it. The bone can come from another bone of the patient’s or be processed bone. Once the bone is grafted, a patient must wait several months for the new material to fuse with the existing bone. When complete, dental implants can be inserted.
Oral cancer can affect many different areas of the mouth from the tongue to the jaw to the throat. It can affect your teeth and cause them to become loose. Factors like tobacco and alcohol use, sun exposure to the lips, and a weakened immune system can contribute to oral cancer. Dental surgery may be needed to remedy some of the issues caused by oral cancer. Talk to the team at Oxford Dental in North Edmonton to learn more.