Most general dental practices refer their patients to specialists when they need to undergo oral surgery, but at Kelowna Dental Centre, we are committed to performing all oral surgeries right here in our Kelowna dental office.
Concerned about the pain associated with oral surgery? Do you suffer from anxiety or special healthcare needs? Our doctors offer a range of sedation dentistry options designed with comfort in mind. Prior to your treatment, we will assess your health history to determine which level of sedation is right for you!
Innovative & Comfortable Laser-Assisted Oral Surgeries
We use the Solea® All-Tissue dental laser to provide faster, more comfortable oral surgeries with healthier healing processes.
The Solea® laser is guided by computer-assisted technology and provides a speedy and quiet experience with minimal blood and tissue trauma as compared to traditional oral surgeries. For these reasons, we especially love using this laser on our youngest patients!
Our dentists may utilize this dental laser system for the following procedures:
- Cavity Repair (removal of decay)
- Pediatric Dentistry Surgeries
- Bone Procedures
- Gum Contouring
- Gum Disease Treatment
A dental implant is a titanium post that functions as the root of a tooth would. It is surgically implanted into the patient's jawbone beneath the gum line and a replacement tooth is screwed on top. Dental implants can be used as replacements for a single tooth, or multiple implants can be installed to securely support dentures.
Before dental implants can be surgically placed, you may require certain dental treatments or procedures to improve your oral health, remove teeth, and/or build up your jawbone structure. These preliminary treatments help prepare your mouth for surgery, minimize the potential for complications, and support the most successful end result.
Procedures that are commonly performed as preliminary treatments for dental implants may include:
- Tooth Extractions – Removing badly damaged or unwanted teeth must occur prior to dental implant surgery. The type of tooth and the condition it is in will determine the approach used to remove it. Bone grafts are also often placed (socket preservation) once the tooth is removed to reinforce the jawbone and achieve full healing of the area.
- Socket Preservation – Socket preservation is a bone grafting technique that fills an empty tooth socket with healthy bone material. This procedure is designed to prevent the socket from degenerating and also provide sufficient support for the placement of a dental implant. Socket preservation can be performed immediately after a tooth is extracted or to restore an empty socket left behind by a tooth that was lost or extracted previously.
- Bone Grafting – Bone grafting describes a variety of treatments that use either donor tissue, synthetic material, or the patient’s own harvested bone to rebuild damaged or atrophied jawbone structure. Insufficient jawbone structure to support a dental implant can occur for several reasons, including missing teeth, periodontal disease, and trauma.
- Ridge Augmentation – Ridge augmentation is a type of bone grafting in which bone tissue is used to expand the width of the jawbone ridge to better support a dental implant.
- Sinus Lift – Sinus lift is another type of bone grafting which places bone tissue along the bottom of the sinus cavity. This procedure adds volume and support for dental implants being placed in the upper jaw.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Experiencing pain in the back of your mouth? Are you in your late teens or early twenties? Chances are, you're a good candidate for wisdom tooth surgery. Kelowna Dental Centre is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from UBC Okanagan.
During your consultation, our doctors will complete an extensive examination, including a panoramic radiograph and CBCT 3D to get an in-depth view of your mouth. If we determine that your third molars should be removed, we will provide you with a personalized care plan made just for you!
Questions About Our Oral Surgery Services?
Get your oral surgery performed by the same general practitioners you know and trust! Call Kelowna Dental Centre today to schedule your consultation.