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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Orangeville

At Lord Dufferin Dental Centre we have an in office oral surgeon who is here to help patients with procedures that are not done at all dental practices, and need to be performed by a specialist.
Some dental surgeries that Dr. Abouzgia performs include:

  • Removing teeth damaged beyond repair
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Bone grafting
  • Implants
  • Sinus lifts/ grafting
  • Jaw/ joint treatments
  • Teeth or jaw fractures
  • Biopsies

Extractions

Extractions are done when the tooth is infected, severely decayed, or even when there is crowding in the mouth to make more room (for example wisdom teeth). At Lord Dufferin Dental we have an Oral Surgeon in office that is here to help with this procedure. We do offer regular freezing, nitrous, or even general anesthetic to make this experience as comfortable as possible. Once treatment is completed we send our patients home with a post operative form with all the do’s and don’ts after extractions, and be sure to give our patients a care call the next morning to see how they are feeling. If you are in need of any extractions be sure to contact us at 519-938-9500.

Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that resemble the tooth’s root. Implants are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant then allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or even bridges into that area.
The benefits of implants are that they don’t come loose like dentures can. Implants also benefit oral health because they do not get anchored to other teeth like bridges do.
The perfect candidate for an implant must have healthy gums, and adequate bone level to support the implant. If there is not an adequate amount of bone (to thin, or too soft) our Oral Surgeon Dr. Abouzgia would need to perform a bone graft. He also performs sinus lifts if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, and the sinuses are too close to the jaw.
If you need any of these procedures done at our dental clinic in Orangeville, please do not hesitate to contact us at 519-938-9500 and schedule your consultation.

Post Oral Surgery Aftercare Instructions

Do not touch the socket from which a tooth has been extracted. The blood clot which forms is nature’s way of healing; don’t disturb it.

  1. Do not rinse or use mouthwash for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, rinse with warm salt water.
  2. Do not smoke for 72 hours after the extraction.
  3. Keep gauze pads over the operative site under pressure for 20-30 minutes and repeat if bleeding persists. A regular tea bag may be substituted for the gauze pad. It is normal for the saliva to be slightly streaked with blood for about a day.
  4. Do not consume liquids through a straw. It is possible to drink lukewarm or cool liquids immediately following surgery. Soft foods may be taken 1-2 hours after surgery. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and maintain an adequate soft diet.
  5. Swelling is to be expected in most cases often reaching it’s maximum in 48 hours then A gradually disappearing over the next 4-5 days. An ice pack may be applied outside the face, next to the surgical site for the first day, alternating 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. This may help relieve discomfort Bruising of the skin can occur, however it will disappear in approximately 1 week. This does not require any special treatment.
  6. In case of pain, use the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Abouzgia or a non-aspirin over-the-counter product. The first pain relief tablet should be taken before the freezing” wears off.
  7. Some people will experience nausea following the use of analgesics. This can be alleviated by taking tablets with food or milk. Also, Gravol may be used for nausea as directed

If you need any of these procedures done, or require assistance post surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us at 519-938-9500 and schedule your consultation.