If the dentist have determined that surgery is necessary for your health, and went over with you over the details of the procedure and what is going to be achieved by it. He will always make sure that you understand pretty clearly all the benefits as well as possible side effects and are comfortable about going ahead with it.
When it comes to dental surgery, the surgical procedures vary in the levels of complexity and duration ranging from simple tooth extraction to complex bone reconstruction. These are the most common types performed in our Thornhill dental office:
Surgical extraction. Surgical extractions are routine procedures aimed at removal of one or more teeth deemed beyond restoration or severely infected, when necessary for your oral health.
Although it is quite a routine procedure, but the levels of complexity might vary depending on the tooth condition, it’s position, and structure of its roots. The decision on surgical extraction comes from the dentist after digital x-ray is taken.
Implants are one of the most frequent surgical procedures consisting in inserting metal implant in the jaw bone acting as a permanent support for the artificial tooth. The successful procedure will guarantee that the implants will last a long time and will function as well as natural teeth.
Teeth implants have no effect on the other teeth in your mouth, even the ones that are positioned the closest to the implant. This means that you do not have to sacrifice your neighboring teeth just to get the smile that you want.
Sinus lift & bone grafting surgery
The procedure adds bone to the upper jaw, when there is not enough bone depth to install implants. It often happens in the back part of the jaw because of the typical skull structure, or in some cases the bone might be lost as the result of periodontal disease, or after bone reabsorbtion after a tooth loss.
Denture on implants
Dentures on implants, offer great advantages over common full mouth dentures. As dentures in this case, are supported by implants they offer more stability, significantly reduce pressure on the gums, keep the roof of the mouth open and do not rely on suction or messy adhesives. As other dentures they are easily removable for cleaning and maintenance when needed.
What do you need to know before you come in for dental surgery to our office
No matter how simple or complex the surgery is, we do our best to make sure you feel comfortable and ready for it and know exactly what to expect:
- Make sure you understand the procedure: why and what exactly will be done, as well as possible side effects;
- Follow precisely the fasting instructions that you were given before the surgery. It will seriously reduce the risk of possible complications during sedation;
- Wear short sleeves – it will make it easier for the staff to take and monitor your vital signs and administer the sedation;
- On the day of the surgery arrive earlier to be able to relax before the procedure
- If you had any health concerns, or recent changes such as elevated blood pressure you should mention it to the staff;
- Have designated driver or arrange for transportation (even mild sedation can impair your driving)
Our staff will make sure you are comfortable during the surgery performed in our Thornhill dental office and are always ready to answer all your questions.