When people think of dental surgery they probably think only of pulling teeth or worse. Rest assured that we have wonderful oral surgeons right here in Victoria with whom we work.
In normal circumstances many people may visit an oral surgeon for the removal of wisdom teeth. However, the experience of an oral surgeon can be invaluable with regard to complete case treatment planning.
Cases that may be difficult or impossible to treat with orthodontics alone can incorporate a surgical component involving the oral surgeon. Oral surgeons may also be needed to help with implant cases where the proposed implant location does not have enough bone support and bone grafts are necessary.
Patients with complex medical histories can also benefit from the experience of oral surgeons working in conjunction with their dentist. Patients with an oral pathology (disease of the mouth) may be referred to an oral surgeon for further investigations and treatment.
Therefore, oral surgery in Victoria is not only for extractions, but diseases and trauma to the face, jaw, mouth or entire skull. Your cosmetic and general dentists in Victoria, BC, can work closely with an oral surgeon to plan treatments that include orthodontics, complex extractions, or orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaws.