Dental Emergencies

Different Types Of Dental Surgeries

Gum Grafting

Gingival grafts are used to treat and help prevent receding gums or repair gingival defects. The dental surgery involves removing tissue, then grafting (or attaching) it to the area where your gums are receding.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting may be necessary after tooth extraction to prevent bone loss in the surrounding area. During bone graft surgery, your Capital Dentistry dentist will use graft material obtained from a bone bank to replace a patient’s lost bone matter.

Over time, your own bone takes over the area that was grafted, helping to maintain the strength of your teeth and jaw.

3D-Guided Surgery

3D-guided surgery or computer-guided surgery is used in implant dentistry. An implant location is determined using specific computer software, based on a 3D x-ray. This is then transferred to a lab to 3D print a guide that clips on the patients’ teeth to guide the implant into the exact same position as was planned in the software. This makes for a faster, safer and more efficient implant surgery.

A combination of cutting edge-technology, expertise and caring service make all the difference when it comes to dental surgery, which is now safer, quicker, and more effective than ever before.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth, several teeth or even all of your teeth. They’re held in place by your jawbone, using artificial root replacements made of titanium. Your Capital Dentistry dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants by taking an x-ray of your mouth to evaluate your bone density. Dental implants can also be used for cosmetic dentistry purposes.

Root Canal Treatment

If a tooth looses its nerve and blood supply due to trauma or deep decay, a root canal may be used as an appropriate treatment method. Used to remove what’s referred to as dead or infected pulp from the inside of your teeth, root canal surgery also eliminates the spread of the infection to the bone. Most root canal treatments only require one visit, but some may require more, depending on your condition.

There are many misconceptions surrounding root canals, such as thinking they’re painful. With the proper skill and equipment, they don’t have to be.

Tooth Extractions

Having a tooth extracted may seem like a scary proposition, but thanks to modern advances in anaesthetics, it’s painless. Tooth extractions are often done when a dentist can’t save a patient’s tooth, either because it’s too infected or damaged.

Capital Dentistry performs tooth extractions using dental equipment and technology such as lasers. After the extraction, there are a number of options you can consider to replace the missing tooth or teeth, including dental implants or bridges.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

A part of life for most teenagers and young adults, wisdom teeth are removed as a preventative measure, to stop their roots from growing and potentially moving or crowding the other teeth in your mouth.

Regular dental exams will ensure that wisdom teeth are not effecting your overall oral health.