A Comprehensive Range of Oral Surgery Procedures

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Our dental office offers all aspects of oral surgery from removal of impacted wisdom teeth to bone grafting prior to dental implant placement. All treatment is prefaced with a comprehensive and clear consultation so the patient is aware of all treatment options and consequences. Communication between the patient and oral surgeon is the emphasis during treatment and any discomfort is dealt with immediately for a pain-free experience.

Tooth Removal

It is always unfortunate to have to lose a tooth. To make this as easy for the patient as possible, we offer a take-home package consisting of various homeopathic remedies to ensure a quick healing. A thorough debridement of infectious tissue and the tooth ligament always accompanies tooth removal. In infected areas ozone is used for its potent disinfection and oxygenation of tissues.

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) derived from the patient’s blood is recommended in almost all extraction sites. This concentration of platelets, white blood cells, and growth factors stops bleeding and accelerates the healing process often eliminating the need for invasive and expensive bone grafting. Patients usually heal faster with fewer complications and can have implants sooner with PRF.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

We always recommend wisdom tooth consultations as early as 16 years of age. Early removal is advised due to rapid healing, less post-surgery discomfort and less risk of complications. Lower wisdom tooth sites are particularly prone to developing dry sockets. A recent study using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) showed the incidence of dry socket went from 10% down to 1% when PRF was used in this area.

Reference: D. Hoaglin and G. Lines, “Prevention of Localized Osteitis in Mandibular Third-Molar Sites Using Platelet-Rich Fibrin,” International Journal of Dentistry, article id 87530, vol. 2013

Sedation

For anxious patients, we offer oral sedation with triazolam or lorazepam, drugs in the same family as valium. Nitrous oxide is also available.

Tissue Grafting

New advances in bone and gum grafting including the use of human growth factors now allow us to regenerate the jaw in ways previously considered impossible. Implants can now be placed in almost all cases, even where minimal bone is present through the use of guided bone regeneration.

Schedule Your Surgery with Our Team 

We offer virtually unlimited surgical procedures and can customize your treatment to address your individual needs. Our practice is constantly evolving our tools and technique to make surgical treatment more comfortable and successful for our patients. To discuss a surgical procedure with one of our team members, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online.

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Enlighten Dental

At Enlighten Dental, we are dedicated to improving both your oral and overall health. Our holistic approach to dentistry allows us to provide lasting, comprehensive results. Learn more about our team:

For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.

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"Always treated very well; personalized, careful, meticulous, personable care. The challenges of my dental health are met by the excellence and high skills of my dentist, Dr Sam Paulos. I appreciate his professionalism and his clear encouraging communication during my visits.
Additionally, administration and reception offer reliable and accessible service. Dental assistants and admin staff have been working in this office for many years! Continuity of care is invaluable."
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