At Oral Surgery on Merivale in Ottawa, ON, we provide a wide range of oral surgery and oral pathology services, from wisdom tooth extraction to jaw surgery. Unlike a family dentistry practice, which specializes in preventive care and routine teeth cleanings, our dentistry team is dedicated specifically to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Led by Dr. William H. Wayne, who has more than 30 years of experience in the field, our team handles treatment for diseases and injuries involving the teeth and jaws.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants restore your smile in a way that looks and feels like natural teeth. Implants consist of metal roots that are implanted into your jaw. These metal posts serve as the anchor for a replacement tooth crown.
Unlike removable dentures, dental implants don’t shift or slide around in your mouth. This makes dental implants the top tooth replacement choice for patients. Our team at Oral Surgery on Merivale can consult with you about whether dental implants are right for you in addition to providing options for soft tissue reconstruction and bone grafting to better accommodate the implant.
While most of the teeth in your mouth are ones you want to keep for life, tooth extractions can become necessary due to overcrowding, decay, or other problems. Our team at Oral Surgery on Merivale performs tooth extractions for wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and teeth that have been damaged beyond restoration due to decay or trauma. Our staff will answer all of your questions ahead of time and work to make the process as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
Issues like lumps and discolouration in your mouth and difficulty swallowing may be indications that you’re dealing with an oral pathology. Broadly, oral pathologies refer to diseases, infections, and other conditions in or around your mouth, with the most severe oral pathology being oral cancer. If you notice symptoms in these areas, our team at Oral Surgery on Merivale can assess the type of condition and provide treatment options to restore your oral health.
Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is necessary when a patient’s jaws and/or teeth are misaligned. This misalignment leads to problems chewing, speaking, and swallowing and contributes to jaw pain or TMJ. If you’re dealing with these problems, our team at Oral Surgery on Merivale in Ottawa, ON, can assess whether jaw surgery may be right for you.
We’ll perform a thorough examination and consult with you about all of your treatment options so you can make an informed decision. Often used in conjunction with orthodontic care, such as braces, this procedure can realign your teeth and jaw into a more functional and attractive dental-facial relationship.