At Cook Street Village Dental, you can receive a long list of oral surgeries all under one roof from our skilled dentist and his friendly team. With a combination of dental expertise and advanced technologies, Dr. Thode is equipped to offer top oral surgeries in Victoria, BC and beyond. His modern approach is designed to deliver the healthiest, most comfortable outcomes!
Sedation Dentistry For Oral Surgeries
Our Victoria, BC dental office offers a comprehensive list of oral surgeries that are designed with your comfort in mind. To achieve this, we provide safe, advanced sedation dentistry services for those with dental anxiety, special healthcare needs, or for those undergoing a lengthy procedure.
During your surgical consultation, Dr. Thode will assess your medical history to determine the safest, most effective sedation level for you!
Connective Tissue Grafting
Some patients experience gum recession that can lead to exposed root surfaces on the teeth. When this happens, it can affect both the appearance of the smile as well as overall oral health. With gingival grafting, Dr. Thode can fill in these areas with tissue taken from another area of the mouth, typically the palette. This procedure can prevent further gum recession and boost the appearance of your smile!
Periodontal Flap Surgery
Periodontal disease can wreak havoc on your oral health, and in turn, your total body wellness. To treat more severe instances of gum disease, Dr. Thode might recommend periodontal flap surgery. During this procedure, we will clean the tartar and bacteria from under your gums, accessing this area by cutting and folding back a small portion of your gum tissue. Afterwards, your gums will heal firmly around the tooth.
Cook Street Village Dental offers surgical gingivectomies for patients who have diseased tissue on their gum lines, or who are concerned about “gummy” smiles. This can be performed to help combat signs of gum disease, stopping it before it has a chance to reach your teeth, or to reshape your gum line for aesthetic purposes.
Guided Bone Regeneration
After a tooth extraction, guided bone regeneration (otherwise known as ridge augmentation) can be performed and involves placing a bone graft directly into the empty socket where the tooth's roots once were. By recreating the natural shape of the gums and jaw after an extraction, this procedure can prevent jawbone deterioration. Additionally, it can make it possible for patients to use dentures or receive dental implants in the future.
Ridge augmentation procedures have been proven to benefit the overall health of a patient's smile, and to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. In addition, the guided bone regeneration procedure:
- Recreates a natural bone and gum ridge
- Improves aesthetic appearance
- Increases stability for long-term function and oral health
- Reduces gaps between the gums and dental restorations
By removing excess gum tissue and bone, Dr. Thode can elongate the look of your teeth. Crown lengthening can also be used before a crown placement if there isn’t enough surface area of the tooth exposed to secure the crown.
Whether you’re missing one tooth or more, Dr. Thode can offer you a permanent tooth restoration solution using dental implants! An implant consists of a titanium post (“root”) permanently anchored to your jawbone where a luminous crown can then be attached. With their secure fit, dental implants do not require any special adhesives and there are no restrictions on what foods patients can or cannot eat. As an additional benefit, these restorations promote growth in the jaw bone, which makes them a healthier alternative to dentures or bridges.
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- Single Dental Implants
- All-on-4® Dental Implants
- Hybridge Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Overdentures
Sinus lift surgery, also known as maxillary sinus elevation, is performed for patients who do not have enough bone height to support a dental implant, or those who have sinuses that are too big or too close for an implant. Using a bone graft taken from the patient's body, from an allogeneic (human cadaver), or from a xenograft (cow) bone graft, this surgery will allow for more secure dental implants once it’s healed.
Tooth extractions can be performed in a number of circumstances, such as in an emergency procedure after trauma or injury, or to prevent a future problem, such as with wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Thode provides extractions for patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort or who have an infection caused by a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. In some cases, a surgical extraction may be required, but simple extractions can be performed if the tooth appears above the gum line. Before any extraction, Dr. Thode will perform a thorough dental exam and take digital x-rays and images to determine the extent of the damage.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
While it’s most common for patients to have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teens or early 20s, Dr. Thode will use advanced diagnostic tools to determine the healthiest time for you to undergo this procedure. Although not every patient needs their wisdom teeth pulled, it can cause pain, orthodontic problems, and even severe infections for those who need them removed but leave them in place.
At Cook Street Village Dental, we perform all types of wisdom tooth removal surgeries, including those on impacted wisdom teeth!
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is performed to remove infected areas of the soft, inner section of the tooth, which is known as the pulp. When these areas become infected, it can cause significant pain, and eventually lead to the death of the entire tooth. A root canal can allow for proper healing and further strengthening of the tooth.
Dr. Thode works to detect when root canal therapy is needed to stop an infection before it can spread through the bloodstream to the rest of the body. After treating the infection, he’ll top off the tooth with a luminous, natural-looking dental crown.
Dr. Thode Is A Dentist You Can Trust!
Call today to schedule your surgical consultation. Remember, we offer customized sedation dentistry services to help our patients stay calm and comfortable.