Oral Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Cornwall

One of the most common oral surgery procedures is the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may be extracted due to existing discomfort, decay or to prevent problems that may arise in the future such as infection, cysts and tumours. Bone loss is also common around wisdom teeth sometimes spreading to the tooth in front of them. Oral surgery procedures can also be combined with orthodontics to improve one’s chewing ability and esthetics.

During most surgeries, you’ll be able to receive IV sedation. Just like other forms of sedation dentistry, IV sedation is designed to relax you and make you completely comfortable. IV sedation also eliminates your anxiety and pain. Although you may lie back in the dental chair with your eyes closed, you will not be asleep during your appointment and will still be able to respond to verbal cues from your dentist. Because you are completely relaxed, your dentist can accomplish more dentistry in less time. IV sedation can benefit you if you have a sensitive gag reflex or difficulty sitting in a dental chair for long periods of time. You’ll be so relaxed that you’ll be unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office. Patients remember little-to-nothing of their appointment by the next day.