Our Caledonia and Simcoe clinics offer a variety of oral surgeries, including bone grafting. Oral surgery can be required for many reasons including accidents, dental implants, advanced tooth decay, nerve death in the tooth, abscess of tooth or gum tissue, impaction (particularly of wisdom teeth), insufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt, insufficient space for orthodontic appliances, alleviation of periodontal pockets and certain gum disease, crown lengthening, and cosmetic gum lifts to improve a smile. Read more
Wisdom teeth, which are commonly known to cause dental problems, are the last permanent teeth to erupt in a patients late teens or early twenties. Not everyone needs to have these teeth removed, but removal can take care of symptoms you currently have or prevent future problems. Some problems that can occur with wisdom teeth are gum infection and disease, tooth decay, root resorption, cysts and poor positioning in relation to your other teeth. It is recommended to remove them early because the older you are, the more formed the roots of these teeth become. Our clinics also offer extractions of other primary and permanent teeth if it is determined that they need to be removed. This can be done with local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. The need for extractions can be diagnosed at your regular dental cleaning appointments. Read more.