We understand that for some patients, merely thinking about oral surgery can be very intimidating. However, oral surgery is sometimes necessary in order to help restore your oral health. At Alba Dental Centre, Dr. Alsabbagh and Dr. Baalbaki provide comfortable and effective oral surgery options ranging from removing teeth to preserving bone and placing dental implants.
Our dental surgeons will do everything they can to ensure your experience is safe, relaxing, and pain-free. We pride ourselves in providing a wide range of oral surgery services to patients in London, ON as well as the surrounding areas. Explore our guide to learn more about the oral surgery services available at our practice.
Maxillofacial and oral surgery address severa; different oral issues. A surgical approach may alleviate head, beck, face, and jaw defects. It can also address various diseases or injuries. Oral surgery improves problems with soft and hard tissues in oral regions. The Canadian Dental Association recognizes it as a specialty.
Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) is a procedure for the chin and jaw. It’s used to correct dental and skeletal irregularities. This surgery can improve jaw and teeth alignment to help you speak, breathe, and chew better.
Signs and symptoms of skeletal and dental irregularities:
Wisdom teeth are the backmost set of molars that develop last. Many times, the jaw is too small to accommodate wisdom tooth eruption. For this reason, wisdom teeth often become impacted, or stuck below the gum line. Whether the teeth are fully or partially irrupt, they are hard to clean and take care of. For that reason, tooth decay and gum disease are common issues surrounding wisdom teeth.
Additionally, these teeth can cause pain and misalignment in your other teeth. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed to prevent or solve pain and other oral health issues.
During fetal development, some or all of the mouth and nasal cavity may fail to grow together. When this happens, a baby is born with a cleft palate. The cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth or a gap in the lip, and it may make eating, speaking, and hearing difficult. Our experienced oral surgeons help address cleft lip and cleft palate through surgical intervention.
An injury to the face, jaw, or mouth is a facial trauma or maxillofacial injry. Fractured bones, including the cheekbones, eye sockets, palette, or jaw, are some of the most common facial injuries. Without correction, these injuries may disrupt daily functioning, including speaking, breathing, and swallowing.
Due to the high risk involved in maxillofacial injuries, an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons is critical. Of course, it’s always best to avoid injury when possible. A few tips include:
Located where the skull and jaw connect, in the front of the ear, is the temporomadibular joint (TMJ). Issues with this joint encompass temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Common signs and symptoms of the temporomandibular disorder include:
Depending on the extent of TMJ, treatments range from simple and nonsurigcal to in-depth surgery. Surgery is often needed if a nonsurgical option is unsuccessfsul, or if you have joint damage. Surgery to correct TMD usually involves either diagnosing and treating joint problems (arthroscopy) or surgical repair of damaged tissue.
For early cancer detection and treatment, you should perform an at-home self-exam for oral cancer every month. Keep an eye out for the following concerns:
To help detect possibly cancerous and precancerous tissues, the oral surgeons at Alba Dental Centre remove a small section of tissue. We run a biopsy so the problem can be accurately diagnosed.
Dental implants are a durable, longlasting tooth replacement option. They’re made of titanium metla, which fuses to your jawbone. Bone loss is not a common issue, because the implants fuse with your jawbone. In fact, jaw bone matter can begin to regenerate after implant placement. Furthermore, implants never slip around or fall out and never decay.
At Alba Dental Centre, our oral surgeons provide patients with safe outpatient anesthesia. Our sleep dentistry options include nitrous oxide, general anesthesia, and local anesthesia. Before your procedure, we’ll administer anesthesia to numb your mouth to ensure you don’t feel pain during the procedure.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only recognized dental specialists who, after completing dental school, are surgically trained in an American Dental Association-accredited hospital-based residency program for a minimum of four years. They train alongside medical residents in specialties like:
Their training focuses almost exclusively on the hard and soft tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws. Their knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in this part of the body.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be removed by the time the patient is a young adult, typically around the ages of 18 to 24. Extraction at this age is required in order to help prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing.
If you believe you’re suffering from oral health issues due to wisdom teeth complications, call our London, ON office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule your appointment.
At Alba Dental Centre, our oral surgeons are qualified to provide anesthesia due to their completion of surgical residency. During their surgical residency, residents must complete a rotation on the medical anesthesiology service where they become competent in:
While oral surgery complications are rare, there are always some risks involved when a patient undergoes surgery. Any complications that may arise are oftentimes due to the patient’s general health status before surgery.
When you choose highly trusted and experienced dentists, such as Dr. Alsabbagh and Dr. Balbaaki at Alba Dental Centre, they’ll ensure that proper screening measures are taken before your procedure. This helps prevent any complications that may arise during the procedure and your healing period.
Whether you want to remove impacted teeth or replace missing teeth, the dental surgeons at Alba Dental Centre can provide you with the safe and effective care you need. Our dentists proudly offer their years of oral and maxillofacial surgery expertise to patients in London, ON as well as the surrounding areas including Strathroy, St. Thomas, and Ingersoll, ON.
Call our London, ON at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. You can also request your appointment by clicking the “schedule now” button below. We’re ready and eager to see you and help you improve your oral health with our oral surgery options!