At South 40 Dental in Sexsmith, Alberta our dentists can provide oral surgery treatment for more complicated oral issues, including bone and gum grafts and oral pathology.
Using our own blood cells, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment accelerates healing and tissue regeneration in all forms of surgery.
The protein that is carried by the platelets is used for wound healing and various surgical procedures, including oral surgery.
We routinely use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in oral surgeries that involve hard and soft tissues. The plasma proteins are collected from the patient at our office via a short procedure.
The use of PRPs in surgery ensures that the patient has the best opportunity to successfully heal from their surgery.
For patients who have a history of complications arising from hard and soft tissue regenerations, PRP is instrumental in surgical success.
After facial trauma occurs, you may require surgery to correct the damage. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to perform all types of surgery to repair facial trauma.
Some of the types of facial trauma that may require surgery include facial lacerations, knocked out teeth, or fractures to cheek, nose, jaw, or eye socket.
Facial trauma causes a high degree of physical and emotional trauma to the patient. Correcting facial trauma requires special training and an in-depth understanding of the long-term function and appearance of the face.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons take into consideration the patient’s prior appearance and any permanent damage that will affect the results.
Bone grafting is a common procedure by which a portion of bone is built up in preparation for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used to graft is taken from elsewhere in the patient's body. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. Cadaver bone fragments are also used.
Oral pathology identifies and treats diseases of the mouth and the maxillofacial region. Diagnosis is determined through radiographic, microscopic, biochemical and other examinations. Oral pathologists provide biopsy services for dentists and offer their clinical diagnoses based on their findings.
Some of the diseases that oral pathologists diagnose include mouth and throat cancer, mumps, salivary gland disorders, ulcers, odontogenic infection, and others.
Using oral surgery to treat sleep apnea involves removing the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages.
One surgical procedure is a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat, and is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
Maxillomandibular advancement is another option. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction.
Finally, a tracheostomy involves the surgeon inserting a tube into your throat so you can breathe. The tube is covered during the day but opens at night during sleep.