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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?
If you’re undergoing surgery for your mouth or jaw, you can bet that an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will be taking part. But the name can be confusing. Is this person a dentist or a doctor? Do they perform surgery on the mouth or the face? The answer is both. In many cases that require […]
All You Need to Know About Oral Pathology
Today’s patients’ blog topic details all you need to know about oral pathology (and why it acts as the backbone of both the surgical and non-surgical dental treatments offered here at CVOS Oral Surgery.) As defined by the Canadian Dental Association, “Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with […]
How To Prepare For Dental Surgery
Are you set to undergo oral surgery soon and aren’t sure how to prepare? Prior to the procedure, it’s important that you follow the instructions given to you by your dentist or oral surgeon. We know undergoing oral surgery can be nerve-wracking, but knowing exactly what to expect beforehand, how to prepare, and being given […]