A dentist may recommend visiting a trained oral surgeon for a tooth extraction if your tooth has significant problems or shows signs of serious decay. Periodontal disease typically describes infection or inflammation of the gums and bones that support the teeth. Tooth extraction may be performed due to periodontal disease and the loosening of a […]
Should I Take Antibiotics after Tooth Extraction?
If you are preparing to have a tooth extracted, you may be wondering whether or not you should take antibiotics. Rest assured: most people don’t need them after an extraction. However, if you are taking oral antibiotics or have a compromised immune system, it might be a good idea to ask your oral surgeon about […]
Can Oral Surgeons Order CT Scans in Ontario?
Oral surgeons make up one of nine specializations in dentistry. They are recognized and regulated by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). A team of doctors at Credit Valley Oral Surgery specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries to the human mouth and face. Oral surgeons diagnose, remove, treat or repair […]
Is Oral Surgery Covered by OHIP?
Understanding OHIP Coverage Oral health is essential to your overall health. So when patients experience tooth decay or facial trauma, getting the care they need is crucial. However, knowing what’s covered by OHIP or your insurance can be a bit of a head-scratcher. As performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS), oral surgery is […]
Does a Dental Oral Surgeon do Grafting?
What Is Grafting? Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to build bone in the jaw. Grafting may use bone from elsewhere in the body, or synthetic material may be an option. The procedure is commonly performed before dental implant surgery, as dental implants are directly attached to the jaw bone. Patients may have […]
Can You Get Dental Implants If You Have Periodontal Disease?
Are You A Good Candidate for Dental Implants? A good candidate for a dental implant can benefit from improving their smile, restoring their bite, preserving their facial shape, and preventing bone loss. However, not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants. One of the most significant concerns before any oral surgery is the […]
How to Clean Your Mouth after Oral Surgery
I Just Had Oral Surgery: Do I Need to Wait to Clean My Mouth? Yes. You should not do any cleaning of your mouth—including rinsing—for at least 24 hours after your surgery. Right after surgery, your mouth is in a delicate condition. You may have had stitches put in and any agitation around the operating […]
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
A Permanent & Comfortable Solution If you have 1 or more missing teeth, it’s heartening to know that many options are available for their replacement. Your dentist may recommend a bridge, partials, dentures, or dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace missing roots, and provide support to artificial replacement teeth. Many patients opt […]
20 Soft Food Ideas for After Oral Surgery & Tooth Extraction
Eating and drinking after oral surgery can be a frustrating process. You can’t eat lots of the foods you love and many comfort foods are forbidden when you need comfort the most! Not to mention the process of eating is cumbersome. But fear not! We’ve put together a list of creative solutions to make sure […]
How Long Is Wisdom Teeth Recovery?
Having your wisdom teeth pop out is a stepping stone in maturing in life and reaching adulthood. After all, this is why they’re called wisdom teeth! They typically appear after you’re 17 years old. Problem is, it can be a troublesome experience that requires a recovery period. That’s why our team at CVOS Oral Surgery […]