Sometimes a dentist’s office is more than just a dentist’s office.
For instance, here at Amazing Smile Dental, we certainly offer excellent general care for your family’s dental health. We provide the basics such as teeth cleaning, extractions, root canals and bonding. Your family, from tot to senior, can come in for cosmetic services such as whitening, orthodontics, veneers and bridges. However, our professional staff also includes an oral surgeon for Langley, Surrey and surrounding areas.
Having an oral surgeon in your area is important when you’re suffering from serious issues such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), cleft lip and/or palate, or lesions in your mouth. Oral surgeons also bring relief to those suffering more common mouth maladies such as impacted wisdom teeth or abnormally complicated tooth extractions. Even perfectly healthy children can have accidents during regular day-to-day activities like riding bikes or playing hockey, requiring facial injury repair. At Amazing Smile Dental, we can even provide oral surgery to help you if you’ve been wearing improperly fitted dentures or have a facial infection.
Oral Surgery in Surrey & Langley
One of the most frightening words in any language is “cancer.” At Amazing Smile Dental, we are always happy to offer oral cancer screenings. That’s why we urge you to come see us for x-rays every six months – so our dentists can get the best possible view of anything new inside your mouth. If necessary, we can perform oral surgery for Surrey and Langley-area patients, finding any possible cancerous areas in the mouth early enough to treat them successfully.
Oral Surgery through the Ages
Although considered by many laymen a treatment no more than a few hundred years old, oral surgery actually has been proven to have been practiced as early as the year 500 BC. We know this from the writings of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle and Hippocrates, who recorded information about tooth extraction and jaw wiring. Tooth extractions, predictably, were one of the most common reasons for oral surgery and occurred with the consumption of alcohol as the only anesthetic!
Dentists developed oral surgery further during the mid to late 1800s, often practicing their skills on injured soldiers. A half century later, oral surgeons were beginning to repair cleft lips and palates and other facial abnormalities. Conflicts including both world wars, the Russian Civil War and Korea provided dentists with plenty of fodder for practicing their facial reconstructive skills throughout the 20th century.
Some Reasons for Oral Surgery: