Oral and maxillofacial surgery treats conditions, deformities, and injuries of the face, jaws, mouth, and teeth. Some common procedures in this type of surgery include dental implants, tooth extractions (such as impacted wisdom teeth), and treating sleep apnea. Patients with jaw deformities and congenital conditions of the face and head, including cleft lip and palate, can benefit from oral and maxillofacial surgery.
At Emiles Dental Care we offer oral & maxillofacial surgery in Etobicoke, ON, ensuring that patients are given top notch quality of services and treatment at an extremely budget friendly amount.
Common tasks of these specialized surgeons include:
Tooth extractions: possibly the most common procedure of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It is often recommended when a tooth is impacted, such as when wisdom teeth start to come in. In other cases, a tooth may require extraction if it is no longer healthy (severely decayed) and threatens the health of the neighboring teeth and/or gums.
Corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery: sometimes needed when orthodontics (such as braces) is not sufficient to correct misaligned teeth. It can also be used to repair birth defects, to treat severe orthodontic conditions, skeletal problems, and other disorders.
Dental Implants: Replaces lost teeth on the gumline. This procedure requires surgery into the jawbone for the insertion of a metal post that will eventually support the dental prosthetic, which can be a fixed denture or crown.
Bone grafting: builds up the bone structure in areas that may need it before another procedure can be performed. For example, a patient may need a bone graft on the jawbone before a dental implant is placed.
Cleft lip/palate surgery: a special type of surgery that corrects a birth defect that changes the facial structure, often causing several problems including breathing problems.
Reconstructive surgery: may be needed following a traumatic dental injury or facial trauma. An oral or maxillofacial surgeon may be needed following the removal of a tumor or other operation or after an auto accident. These surgeons specialize in repairing and reconstructing facial structures and can work with both hard and soft tissues.
Book an appointment with Emiles Dental Care’s oral & maxillofacial surgeon in Etobicoke, ON today for consultation or treatment services. We also treatment in Rexdale, Woodbridge, Toronto, Humber Summit, Malton, and Clairville.