Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
encompasses all surgical procedures pertaining to the facial skull and oral
cavity. This is a subspecialty of dentistry that deals with trauma to the
facial skeleton, and infection and damage to the gums and teeth.
Some common procedures done at our clinic
for Oral Cancer
Oral cancer can occur in the lips,
tongue, gums and practically any area of the mouth. It is an uncommon condition
that needs a biopsy for diagnosis.
At Wellness Dental Studio, we extract a
small tissue specimen from the area of the suspected tumour and run it through
our histopathology labs. A confirmatory diagnosis of cancer can be made with
this invasive technique.
If cancer is diagnosed, our patients are
fully supported with the appropriate including medical, surgical, chemo and
The frenulum is a thin fold of tissue
that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. In some
individuals, this tissue can be extensive which can lead to a condition called
the ‘tongue-tie’. Patients with a tongue-tie have feeding problems along with
discomfort and reduced mobility of the tongue.
Frenectomy is a safe surgical procedure
done with a local numbing agent that removes the frenulum and restores normal
for Impacted Canines
Canines are the sharp front teeth that
are required to bite appropriately. Sometimes these teeth can fail to erupt
properly, and this can cause them to become impacted in the gum line.
Surgery for impacted canines is a common
procedure with high success rates.Removal
of Embedded Tooth
When a tooth forms but fails to erupt
fully, it is known as an embedded tooth.
At Wellness Dental Studio, our
orthodontists perform a minor surgical procedure to correct this problem. It is
a safe and comfortable procedure done under local anesthesia.Removal
of Root Stump
The root of a tooth can become impacted
and infected after a poorly done extraction surgery. The treatment for such an
infected root stump is prompt treatment to remove the remaining root.
In some cases, dentists will purposely
leave a portion of the root behind if it contains nerves. A root stump surgery
is not recommended in those patients.