Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The highest calibre of surgical care

At Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, we provide a full spectrum of surgical services and compassionate support for you and your family. Our team of dental experts offers special focus on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, giving out the highest calibre of surgical care for patients requiring bone grafts, implant placements and treatments for diseases and injuries to the teeth, jaws, mouth, bones and facial structures.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a very high quality of care through their surgical expertise, unparalleled understanding of aesthetics and function and advanced training in anesthesia.

At Dr. Michael's Dental Clinic we use Carestream CS9300, the top-of-the-line 3D CBCT scan that allows for a more precise diagnosis, more valuable patient counselling and more appropriate dental interventions.

CBCT scanner

What does an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon do?

  • Evaluate, formulate a treatment course and place dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Surgically reconstruct inadequate bone structure in the jaw area
  • Treat injuries to the face, jaws, teeth and mouth
  • Treat head and neck trauma
  • Diagnose and treat facial pain, oral cancer and other diseases in the maxillofacial region
  • Perform corrective jaw surgery for patients with cleft lip and palate, and other congenital defects
  • Diagnose and surgically treat sleep apnea
  • Perform Temporomandibular joint surgery (TMJ) for correcting malfunctions of the joint and treating TMJ-induced facial pain
  • Perform facial cosmetic procedures to enhance facial appearance and function

The Most Advanced Dental Imaging Technology

The success of any dental treatment depends not only on the expertise of the dental practitioner and the cooperation of the patient, but also on the technology being used.

Speaking about the latest in technology, 3D imaging has become quite a critical tool for modern dental practices over the years. It allows practitioners to see important information that can’t be detected using traditional 2D imaging systems alone.

Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic recognizes the need for enhanced treatments and patient experience and thus offers the Carestream CS 9300 CBCT – the latest in 3D dental imaging for improved diagnoses, better communication between dentists and patients and more efficient treatment planning.

Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon lets you in on the CS 9300 CBCT – what is it for, who needs it and is it safe? Find out below.

Carestream CS9300 CBCT
CBCT 3D scanner

Why use the CBCT scan? What sets it apart from the other imaging systems?

The CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) gives a very detailed 3-dimensional image in contrast to conventional x-rays which only give a 2-dimensional image. The 3D image makes the understanding of the patient’s problem much better improving the quality of care dental practitioners can provide.

When is the CBCT scan used?

The CBCT is used when a patient has a complex problem and is utilized to plan the surgical procedure to improve predictability, quality and safety of the procedure. It is also used to plan and simulate dental implant surgery ensuring that the most suitable type of implant is used and securing that no nerve damage or damage to other structures happen during the surgery.

Are there procedures that specifically require the CBCT?

It is possible to work without CBCT but the predictability, quality and safety of surgery is improved with an improved understanding of the problem you are working with.

How long does it take to get the scan?

We have the CBCT in the clinic and you can get your scan done within a few minutes.

When can I get the result?

Results are available immediately.

Is there anything I need to do before I come for my appointment?

No, during a clinical examination it is determined whether a CBCT will be of benefit to your care, and if so it can be done right away.

Should the amount of X-rays or radiation worry me?

No, the CBCT that we have gives the smallest amount of radiation of any CBCT machines; it corresponds roughly to two panoramic x-rays or the amount of background radiation you get if you do a roundtrip flight from Paris to Tokyo – and think about it, pilots are up there every day.

How safe is the CBCT? Can anyone have their scans taken with the CBCT?

The CBCT is very safe. Our CBCT has a very strong electronic sensor which makes it possible to capture the images with minimal radiation dose. In principle, anyone can have a CBCT scan – however, you have to keep your head without movement during the scan so small children and patients who are not able to keep their head still are the limitations.

How important is the CBCT for an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

It is a fantastic tool as the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is able to understand the problem he is dealing with in 3-dimensions in a very detailed way, and patients are 3-dimensional so it improves the quality of the surgeries that he does.

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