Barrie: 705-302-0357
North Bay:705-475-0050

Dr. Bruce M. MacNicol, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Dr. Michael T. Jackson, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)
Dr. Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C
Dr. Mohammad Mokhtari, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C))

Our Services

At Huronia Oral Surgery Group, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, our highly trained doctors will work with you to achieve your desired result.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction
It is recommended that wisdom tooth extraction occur early on in your youth in order to have it extracted before the roots have completely formed in your mouth. When a proactive approach is taken for the removal of the wisdom teeth, it can prevent serious problems from occurring to the roots or other teeth in your mouth. If the roots are allowed to fully grow and the tooth is impacted, you could suffer from gum disease and even tumors as a result of the impacted tooth. The extraction is done in the office of the OMS under the appropriate level of anesthesia in order to ensure your comfort. The recovery is easy and the result is a healthy mouth and no need to worry about the damage that wisdom teeth can cause.

Dental Implants

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A permanent solution to missing teeth is dental implants. They provide a stable, reliable replacement and are the closest feeling you can get to your natural teeth. When you have implants you are able to enjoy eating, to feel temperatures of hot and cold foods, smile with ease and talk without worry of dentures slipping or making a clicking sound. The surgical procedure is performed by an oral maxillofacial surgeon and takes place over a period of 12 to 18 months.

What Occurs

The dental implant surgery is where we place titanium posts in the existing jawbone. In some cases, before this can be done, bone grafting is necessary in order to build the area up enough to accept the implants. Once there is adequate bone, the posts are placed and the healing process begins. The reason titanium posts are chosen is the body's ability to fuse with it, which is what provides your mouth with a stable surface to hold the artificial teeth down the road.

All-On-4® Treatment Concept

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A great solution to missing teeth without the hassle of dentures is All-on-Four® dental implants. As the name suggests, these permanent tooth replacements require only 4 implants per arch. This is in stark contrast to the typical dental implants which can require 8 or more implants, depending on the number of teeth being replaced and the status of the jawbone. The procedure itself is typically completed in one appointment and most patients are able to avoid the need for a bone graft in order to be a candidate for these dental implants. This provides a plausible solution for almost anyone who has suffered tooth loss or will experience it in the near future. Patients who need a tooth extraction, or those who have already lost their teeth and currently wear dentures, are often good candidates for this procedure.

Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery is necessary to fix certain dental issues that cause severe difficulty with normal, daily functioning. A few of the most common issues include an improper bite, receding chin and a protruding jaw. The problems could be something you were born with or a result of a traumatic injury. Regardless of the reason, a misaligned jaw can cause problems with chewing, swallowing, sleeping and even with your self-confidence. As the name suggests, this surgery is meant to fix functional problems with your jaw, but many patients experience a dramatic difference in their appearance as a result.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting
If you lose teeth, your jawbone no longer gets the daily stimulation that those teeth provided. Without this stimulation, new bone cells are not created and your body begins to reabsorb the bone. This can also occur if periodontitis is present as bone loss is a side effect of this advanced form of gum disease. Regardless of the reason, any type of bone loss eventually causes your face to start to take on a different look. This is the look that the elderly are so commonly known for, the "sagging look," giving your face a sunken-in appearance.

The largest problem with bone loss is the inability to place dental implants to replace the missing teeth. If dental implants are not an option, you are generally left with dentures as your only choice. Today's technology has made it possible for us to help your bone grow back, allowing you to avoid any change to your facial features. Bone grafting can make you a candidate for dental implants and enhance your overall oral health.

How Is Bone Grafting Performed?

Bone grafting is a procedure completed right in the office. We start by gaining access to your existing bone by creating an incision in the gums. Once access has been made, the graft is attached to the bone. The graft may come from you (your hip, jaw or tibia), a donor, or it might even be synthetic. Once the graft is placed, your gums are stitched up and the process of building new bone begins.

Facial Trauma

Facial Injuries and Trauma
Oral and maxillofacial specialists are specially trained to handle facial injuries and trauma. Their training not only in the dental field, but also in emergency care and facial reconstruction, plays a vital role in their success in this field. OMS specialists understand the level of emotional trauma involved in facial injuries and use their training in a hands on setting to provide the treatment that will create the most successful outcome for the patient.

The Trauma of Facial Injuries

Facial trauma occurs for a variety of reasons, whether a car accident, slip and fall injury, a violent act or a sporting accident, the final result is the same and it can be devastating. Emergencies occur as a result of the inability to breathe, severe pain or excessive bleeding that can occur with facial injuries. Broken bones, injuries to the eyes, damage to the facial nerves and lacerations are just a few of the injuries that can occur to the facial region. An OMS can handle these situations in an emergency setting, often helping to save a person's life as a result.

Impacted Canines

Impacted Canines
The maxillary cuspid, also known as canines or upper eyeteeth, play an essential role in the mouth's "bite". When they are impacted, there can be discomfort when biting and chewing, and a disruption in the alignment of a patient's natural chewing motion.

Recognizing impacted eyeteeth early can greatly affect the success of treatment. The first step is recognizing issues that are related to spacing and crowding in the mouth, specifically with children.

Treating Impacted Eyeteeth

Treatment by an orthodontist may consist of braces over the problem area with the intention of creating space. Treatment by an oral surgeon may consist of the extraction of baby teeth. The goal of both treatments is for the adult teeth to have enough room to grow in properly.

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology
Since there is no national screening program for oral cancer, regular dental exams offer the best chance for detecting a malignant or pre-malignant lesion inside the oral cavity. During regular exams, if the dentist finds something suspicious, the doctors at Huronia Oral Surgery Group are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat various oral cavity pathologic conditions.

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Barrie Office
Fax: 705-734-0154
128 Wellington St. West, Suite 308
Barrie, Ontario L4N 8J6
North Bay Office
Fax: 705-734-0154
700 Cassells St
North Bay, ON P1B 4A4