• Oral Surgery

  • Oral surgery ranges from simple tooth extractions to the realignment of the jaw causing a wanted change in the patient’s facial structure. Dr Magnis performs various oral surgery procedures, including dental implants oral cancer screening , simple and surgical teeth extractions  and some wisdom teeth extractions.

    Dental Implants

    For people with a missing tooth or even several missing teeth, dental implants can seem like a miracle. They are a wonderful tooth replacement option and are less frustrating than dealing with bridges and dentures. Once in place they maintain normal jaw functioning and look very natural.

    If you are missing teeth and are tired of having loose dentures, dental implants may be a great option for you. Dr. Magnis can determine the best way to move forward to give you the best outcome functionally and cosmetically.

    Wisdom Teeth

    Our third set of molars, which are more commonly called our “wisdom teeth” rarely have enough room to fully emerge into the mouth without crowding other teeth and causing an extreme amount of pressure in the head and neck area. They also very commonly can cause severe pain due to infections, tumors, and cysts. If they are not removed there can be problems with proper bite alignment of the teeth, cause constant headaches, collect unwanted bacteria and food, and raise the chance of having decay and gum disease.

    Wisdom teeth can be removed safely and comfortably saving patients from years of pain and discomfort and acute dangerous oral infections. Early evaluation and intervention is the key to reducing the risk of complications. By using the proper diagnostic radiography, Dentists are able to identify if a patient’s third molars will be a problem or not. This is one of the many things that will be discussed in the initial visit with Dr Magnis and put in a treatment plan if necessary work is needed.

    Sedation and Anesthesia

    There is a wide range of anesthetic options depending on the type of procedure being performed and how nervous a patient may be. We are able to make our patients comfortable with  oral sedation and local anesthesia but we DO NOT  provide IV sedation or general anesthsia . The safety and comfort of our patients is our highest priority and every option will be discussed in detail prior to treatment. For procedures that require IV sedation or anesthesia we refer our patients to an Oral Surgeon who is trained and licenced to perform those procedures 

    Oral Lesions – Cancer Screening

    Most people are not aware that oral cancer occurs more frequently and is more dangerous than other forms of cancer such as cervical cancer. When found at an early stage it can be easily treated, however if left undetected it can metastasize easily into the lymph nodes of the neck making it a very hard cancer to fight. Also if one has had oral cancer in the past that person is twenty times more likely to become ill with another form of cancer.

    If a patient notices or feels something odd inside their mouth it is important to see a dentist immediately for a complete examination. A tiny piece of tissue from the area should be removed and sent for analysis by a pathologist to determine if the lesion is a benign tumor or cancerous. If it is diagnosed and treated early one can avoid major surgical procedures and it may even save a patient's life!