Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. Our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Our surgeons practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental extractions, the removal of difficult or impacted teeth (wisdom teeth), the placement of dental implants, the treatment of dental and skeletal deformities (orthognathic surgery), the surgical management of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), the treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate conditions, facial and jaw reconstruction procedures and care for other oral diseases (pathology) and aesthetic concerns of the oral and maxillofacial region and related structures.
The surgeons at Kingsway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are a professional group of fellowship qualified, certified specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Christopher Robinson, Dr. Walter Dobrovolsky, Dr. Kevin E. Lung, and Dr. Terry K. Vankka have current and advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial problems from the simple to the complex.
Our independently inspected outpatient surgical facility is equipped with modern specialized equipment. Our surgical-anaesthetic suite is inspected and approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Patients undergoing surgical procedures in the suite are constantly monitored by qualified, certified medical specialists in anaesthesia to ensure optimal care and safety.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. The removal of Impacted teeth may be necessary before they crowd other teeth, become infected or form cysts around the impacted tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jaw bone and healthy teeth.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone and act as tooth root substitutes. With dental implants the person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything.
Jaw surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Orthognathic surgery benefits those with an improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Jaw surgery can move teeth and jaws into a new position that results in a more attractive, functional and healthy dental-facial relationship.
Patients may have their procedures completed using a local anesthetic to "numb" the area. For those wishing to be sedated so that they are unaware of the surgery, IV sedation is offered. Ambulatory anaesthesia induces either general anaesthesia (totally asleep) or sedation (semi-conscious state).
Kingsway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Suite is unique in that it has full-time fellowship trained medical anesthesiologists working in the facility five days per week. Our medical anesthetists have completed all the training required for medical practice and then devote another 4 years of specialized training to the specialty of anesthesiology — including regional blocks, sedation, and general anaesthesia.