Oral surgery includes procedures such as: Removal of teeth including wisdom teeth, dental implants, biopsies, and more. If you require surgical treatment one of our expert Dentists will educate you about the procedure and discuss sedation options in case you are feeling anxious.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are small titanium posts which are surgically placed and anchored in bone where tooth roots used to be. Implants are a great way to restore your smile and are the gold standard when replacing lost teeth and restoring function and aesthetics.
The gums help protect and support teeth. Gum recession can have many different causes including: brushing too hard, trauma from braces, gum disease, aging, and more. Gum recession can result in tooth sensitivity, root surface wear, reduced tooth stability, and root surface cavities. Our expert Dentists and Dental hygienists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg can assist in identifying, managing, and treating gum recession. In cases where gum recession is advanced a gum graft may be recommended to protect the health and longevity of affected teeth. During a gum graft the Dentist uses the patients own gum tissue ( usually from the roof of the mouth ) and transplants it to the areas affected by gum recession.
At Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg we always do our best to save teeth, sadly sometimes a tooth is beyond repair and removal may be necessary. The procedure for tooth removal can vary in complexity depending on the specific clinical situation.In the event you require a a tooth to be removed one of our expert Dentists will discuss the procedure with you and ensure you are comfortable before proceeding.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the jaws to erupt and often make themselves known in ones teens or early 20’s. Through continued evolution over the last few hundred years our mouths have become smaller and often cannot accommodate these additional teeth. This results in Wisdom teeth often becoming stuck in the jaw bone (impacted). Impacted wisdom teeth can cause: damage to adjacent teeth, infection, formation of cysts , and other abnormalities. The potential harm Wisdom teeth can cause is the reason for why their removal is often recommended even when no symptoms are present. Our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg will check for the presence and position of your wisdom teeth During a routine examination or in the presence of symptoms. If removal of wisdom teeth is recommended the procedure will be thoroughly explained and treatment options can be selected depending on the complexity of impaction and individual patient preferences. Regardless of the clinical condition we will always do our best to ensure your comfort and well being.
This treatment is considered for conditions often known as cheek-tie, lip-tie, or tongue-tie. These conditions can sometimes result in aesthetic and/or functional concerns. When indicated a penectomy can be performed which involves snipping the little piece of tissue that joins the tongue to the floor of the mouth, cheek or lip to the gums. This is a quick, safe, and fast-healing procedure typically requiring minimal anesthesia.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Bone grafting is a procedure meant to augment the existing bone of the jaws in order to restore bone loss around teeth, improve aesthetics, and prepare foundation for implant treatment. Bone grating procedures vary widely depending on the area to be augmented and
the specific clinical conditions. Our expert Dentists at Affinity Dental in East Kildonan, Winnipeg can provide an assessment of your particular case and thoroughly discuss the procedure best suited for your individual circumstances.