Smilemakers is experienced in performing many types of oral surgery procedures. We aim to make surgery as easy and painless as we can, and our goal is to give each patient a positive experience.
We have treated many nervous patients over the years. We are trained to give sedation dentistry to patients who need or desire it so we can assure your comfort throughout the procedure.
A root canal is required when the tissue from the nerve canal of a tooth becomes infected. The process is to clean the infected area, fill the canal, and then seal it to prevent further infection.
This process can save your tooth, and if this cannot be done then the tooth will need to be removed and replaced with an implant or bridge. Success is more likely if the problem is caught early.
Infected nerves are usually caused by untreated cavities or injuries. Symptoms can include pain when you bite, intense sensitivity to heat or cold, or facial swelling.
The analgesics and technologies we use today make this a relatively pain-free process. When the analgesics wear off most people experience soreness or inflammation that are easily controlled with non-prescription medications.
There are many reasons why you might have a tooth removed:
- Tooth decay that cannot ne repaired
- Trauma from an accident or blow to the mouth
- To create space for orthodontic work
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth can be done at our clinic under sedation. Different levels of sedation are available, depending on your particular circumstances.
Surgery to Insert Dental Implants
Bridges and crowns are a viable option to replace missing teeth, however, dental implants are a long-term solution that can help you avoid having to deal with removable dentures.
In many cases, a dental implant is the best way to replace a damaged or missing tooth so your smile looks and feels completely natural. It can be a solution to consider if you have a tooth that is permanently discoloured and unattractive or a decayed tooth that does not have enough left to rebuild and support it with a crown.
Each of these surgeries is a safe, low-risk procedure with a fairly quick rate of recovery.