Oral Surgery at Trafalgar Village Dental
Oral and maxillofacial (upper jaw) surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, defects, or injuries involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck.
Oral surgeons perform surgeries to correct problems with jaws, facial injuries following accidents, to perform implants, and to reform more complex tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth remain below the gum line, eventually causing cysts or infections. In other cases, wisdom teeth need to be removed because of tooth overcrowding.
Oral surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws and functional and esthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas.
With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, oral surgeons provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety.
Oral surgeons are involved in situations such as:
As your first-line of dental care and advice, your dentist should be the one to refer you to an oral surgeon.
- Complex Tooth Extraction
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
- Dental Implants
- Facial Injuries
- Oral Cancer
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Your jaw bone exists to support your teeth. Often, when one or more are lost or removed, the jaw bone resorbs or shrinks away. The extent to which this happens varies from patient to patient. When you want to restore these areas with teeth, lack of jaw bone can present a problem. The solution may be a bone graft.
At the time of tooth removal, Dr. Nitin Kapoor may elect to graft bone material directly into the socket to preserve the height and width of bone. The jaw bone can also be augmented with bone graft material when bone has been lost as a result of periodontal disease, trauma or the aging process. Adequate bone provides better support for restorations and also provides a more youthful appearance to the face.
At his Trafalgar Village Dental centre, Dr. Nitin Kapoor offers bone grafting to provide optimal results for your dental treatment.
In cases of periodontal disease, periodontal pockets develop around teeth. These spaces or gaps between the tooth and gum tissue become havens for bacteria and other destructive micro organisms to proliferate. If left untreated long enough (months, years, decades), these micro organisms will destroy the jaw bone that supports your teeth resulting in tooth and bone loss, and the inability to chew, speak, smile effectively. In addition, facial contours change and an older or hollow appearance develops.
At Trafalgar Village Dental, Dr. Nitin Kapoor is focussed on helping you arrest this disease so you can retain your teeth. Our state-of-the-art LASER can reshape your gum tissue, eliminate pockets and destroy pathogenic micro organisms while creating a healthier environment in your mouth and tissues that are easier for you to maintain.
In addition, our digital x-rays render excellent high resolution images to assist us in diagnosing periodontal conditions that may affect your health. You are encouraged to schedule a visit with Dr. Nitin Kapoor to develop a comfortable approach to managing this disease which has known links to heart and lung disease as well as stroke. We can help!
Cosmetic Gum Surgery:
Your gum line is a very important factor in the aesthetics of your smile. There are numerous details to consider about the soft tissue that borders your teeth. If you are considering cosmetic enhancements to your smile, Dr. Nitin Kapoor's LASER technology can sculpt and shape gum tissue to enhance your cosmetic restorative results in total comfort and optimal conditions for healing.
- Does your upper lip rise too far above your smile?
- Do you have what's known as a "gummy smile"?
- Is your gum line (gingival margin) uneven in appearance?