What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, defects, injuries, and deformities of the jaws and facial region – including services such as the extraction of teeth for Vancouver patients.
While it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this is not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injuries such as those from sports, motor vehicle accidents or work-related mishaps, it may need to be removed by the dentist.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Between the ages of 17 and 25, some people grow wisdom teeth – essentially a third set of molars. Wisdom teeth are not always functional and can crowd the mouth or create other problems, sometimes including pain. In these cases, your dentist may recommend having the wisdom teeth extracted to help preserve the overall health of your mouth.
Sedation Options for Oral Surgery
At Cambie Village Dental, we offer sedation options for patients who are anxious about their upcoming oral surgery procedures. Oral sedation medications come in a pill or liquid form and are prescribed by your dentist.
Patients are typically instructed to take their prescribed sedation medication about one hour before their dental appointment is scheduled to begin. In some cases, sedation may include a dose to be taken then night before the procedure in order to mitigate anxiety-related insomnia.
With oral sedation you will remain awake and responsive throughout your oral surgery procedure, and you won't feel any pain.