Oral Surgery / Extraction

Comfort and Care

Oral surgeries and tooth extractions are performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is often a relatively quick outpatient procedure with either local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination.

Our Winnipeg dentists will determine the type of oral surgery or extraction necessary by taking X-Rays of your mouth and examining the tooth and the structures around it. Once the best options are determined, Avenue Dental will make sure you are comfortable before, during and after your treatment.

Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth or teeth need to be removed. The removal of a tooth is called an extraction. It is a surgical procedure requiring special technique of controlled forces to "wiggle" the tooth out. Sometimes the extractions can be challenging but most often the removal of teeth is quite a comfortable experience.

Whether the tooth is broken, decayed, loose, for orthodontic purposes, or even a wisdom tooth, the goal is to remove it with as little discomfort and as quick as possible not causing any surrounding damage. Before an extraction, the reason for and the expected experience of the process is discussed. After the tooth is successfully removed, post-operative instructions are discussed and a written pamphlet with information is given to the patient. Additional medication may or may not be prescribed, depending on the situation.


As our bodies develop even in-utero, there sometimes remain extra appendages of tissue that do no real harm except they prevent our tissues to move passively within their normal range. We are talking about lip ties and tongue ties. These conditions are quite common, and normally in most situations they do not pose any problems. In fact, many patients are unaware that they have a lip and/or a tongue tie.

In other situations, breast feeding babies may struggle with latch and mom breasts and nipples can be extremely sore. One of the most common reasons for this is an infant with one or both of the ties. Especially in. infants that their mother wants to nurture exclusively by breastfeeding, it is imperative to assess and treat the ties promptly.

In other cases, children having speech issues and/or musculo-skeletal issues, especially in the head and neck region, may benefit from having an assessment done on how their lip and/or tongue ties may affect the conditions.

Some adults have never licked an ice cream cone because they COULD NOT due to their tongue being tied...we can help with that.

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