Anyone who is missing teeth or wearing dentures is a candidate for dental implants, and can benefit from increased chewing efficiency and improved appearance or speech.
When a defect in the bone is created by a tooth extraction or periodontal disease, it is important to replace that lost bone with a material that will become bone again. Healthy bone is necessary for healthy teeth.
Serious problems can develop from impacted wisdom teeth, i.e. pain, infection, and crowding or damage to adjacent teeth. If you have wisdom teeth they should be evaluated for possible problems.
Facial trauma from gunshot wounds, stab wounds, interpersonal violence, MVA (motor vehicle accident), sport injuries all can be addressed. Fractures (broken bones) can involve the lower jaw, upper jaw, cheekbones, eye socket, and combinations of these bones
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Orthognathic surgery often requires a team approach with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, dentist and oral hygienist.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and pink in colour. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. These abnormalities need early diagnosis and treatment for a favorable prognosis.
Stem Cell Harvesting
Stem cells are unique because they drive the natural healing process throughout your life. Stem cells are different from other cells in the body because they regenerate and produce specialised cell types.