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Oral Surgery & Extractions

One area of specialty within dentistry is known as oral surgery and applies to procedures of a surgical nature.  Here at Third Street Dental, we are the proud home office to a top oral surgeon in North Vancouver.

Dr. Ho has had the privilege of working directly with specialists during his two years of extra residency training.  From maxillofacial procedures to dental surgery in North Vancouver, Dr. Ho has proven time and time again why he is recognized as a premier local dental surgeon.  Through his training, he has become well versed in oral surgery techniques and performs all procedures with care, precision, and passion.

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What are maxillofacial procedures?

While having teeth pulled is the most common dental surgery in North Vancouver, maxillofacial procedures also occur with relative frequency. A dental surgeon specializing in these procedures focuses on most all problems with the tissues of the face, mouth, and jaws.

Many dentists can preform the more standard types of dental surgery in North Vancouver (such as tooth extractions or wisdom teeth removal), but complex or invasive surgeries or procedures require the work of a maxillofacial specialist. No matter the procedure, something to take into consideration is the possibility of sedation or anesthetics to help the operation run smoothly.

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How long will sedation affect me following my North Vancouver dental surgery?

If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require a North Vancouver oral surgeon to have them safely extracted. Every dental surgeon will tell you that each particular case and patient is different, yet it is not uncommon to be a candidate for sedation in order to make the procedure as quick and pain free as possible. As any professional oral surgeon in North Van can attest, we ensure that you will be sedated to the level most appropriate for your procedure. Depending on your particular situation, you could be completely “put under” to not recollect anything from your surgery or you could be given a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area of the procedure.

For a localized anesthetic, you can expect your tooth to be numb for up to two hours and your lips and tongue to be numb for up to five following the injection. Provided it is okay with your dentist, being active after your procedure will make that numbing feeling dissipate faster. You should consult your dental surgeon well in advance to find out the specifics of your procedure so that you can plan your day accordingly.

While some people get nervous just thinking about dental surgery, there is no need to fret. As home to a top oral surgeon in North Vancouver, Third Street Dental is here to make sure you are in the absolute best hands before, during, and after your oral surgery.

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