Surgical Services in Pembroke

Our team of doctors can help you with the following surgical procedures:

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a dental procedure that assists your body in regenerating bone lost to tooth decay. Several factors can cause bone loss in a patient, including:

  • Gum disease

  • Localized infection

  • Loss of a tooth

  • Trauma

Once you have lost one or more teeth, the surrounding structure of your jawbone will begin to shrink. In such cases, bone grafting is used to prepare a site for your dental implants or prosthesis, which is used to replace your missing teeth and to achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing result. Bone grafting is also effective in preserving teeth that have experienced bone loss, which may be due to gum disease. The graft material is intended to restore your lost bone by acting as a scaffold and promoting the growth of your new bone.

We act quickly to replace your lost teeth before significant changes in the bone can occur so as to reduce the risk of further bone loss. If you're not ready to replace your teeth at the time, a ridge preservation procedure may provide a solution.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

More often referred to as “wisdom teeth,” third molars are the last teeth to develop. They typically erupt during the teen or young adult ages. If you do not have enough room in your mouth to accommodate the growth of third molars, it can cause problems. Your wisdom teeth that are cramped for space may become impacted (trapped in the jawbone and gums) and attempt to grow in different directions. In such scenarios, we have to remove your teeth to prevent potential problems. Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, an impacted wisdom tooth can put your other teeth at risk.


Because removal is more easily accomplished while the teeth are still developing, wisdom teeth should be removed as early as possible. Our doctors can help you with that.

Post-op Instructions

Follow these instructions after your surgery:

  • To stop the frank bleeding, bite down on the gauze pad with firm and constant pressure. You can change the gauze pad as needed every 30 – 60 minutes. (It is normal for the saliva to be lightly streaked with blood for about 1 day.) 
  • For the first 24 hours after surgery, do not rinse your mouth. You may rinse your mouth gently after a full day with warm water, saltwater, or diluted mouthwash.
  • Do not spit or expectorate vigorously.
  • Following the surgery, do not exert or strain yourself (sports or heavy activity) for the first 48 hours. Rest and keep your head elevated.
  • After surgery, drinking alcohol or carbonated beverages for 48 hours is strictly not allowed.
  • Do not use a straw for drinking.
  • Do not smoke for 48 hours after surgery.
  • Once the bleeding has stopped, you can have lukewarm or cold liquids. You have to completely avoid hot liquids for 24 hours after surgery.
  • You are recommended to have a soft diet, avoiding spicy or acidic foods for the first 48 hours after surgery.
  • To relieve discomfort, you can apply cold compresses extra-orally (10-20 minutes on, 10-20 minutes off) for the first 24 hours after surgery. You can switch to warm compresses the second day after surgery in the same fashion, but they should not be used in the first 24 hours.
  • If your jaw is sore or if you are having difficulty opening your mouth, massage jaw muscles gently. If chewing solids is difficult, use liquid meal replacements such as Ensure® and maintain your normal liquid intake.
  • Take prescriptions as advised.
  • Brush and floss your teeth as usual, without disturbing the wound.

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Information

Dr. Christy Natsis and Associates

925 Pembroke St E

Pembroke, ON 

K8A 3M3

Phone: 613-732-8522

Email: natsis@nrtco.net

Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Service Area

We serve patients in communities throughout Renfrew and West Pontiac counties, including:

  • Pembroke

  • Petawawa

  • Deep River

  • Renfrew

  • Barry’s Bay

  • Eganville

  • Cobden

  • Beachburg

  • Westmeath

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