Calgary’s Specialty Dental Clinic

Why Choose Chinook Dental Group?

Three Dental Specialties
Receive comprehensive care for three dental specialties.

Appointments Available
Receive timely care and schedule immediate appointments.

No Judgement Services
Receive dental care without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.

Meet Our Periodontist

Dr. Javier Cabrales

Dr. Javier Cabrales completed the Graduate Periodontics program at the University of Manitoba in June 2020. Prior to his periodontal training, he received his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 and thereafter worked as a general dentist for 3 years prior to entering postgraduate studies.

As a trained periodontist, he specializes in the placement of dental implants and the management of periodontal disease.

Dr. Cabrales is fluent in both English and Spanish and was drawn to Calgary for its mountains. When not at work, he enjoys going for long walks with his dog, snowboarding, cycling, and playings sports such as soccer and squash.


What is Extraction and Ridge Preservation?

Extractions refer to the removal of a tooth from the socket in the jawbone. This is typically done when the tooth is damaged beyond repair or when it is causing problems for the surrounding teeth.

Ridge Preservation is a procedure that is done to preserve the integrity of the jawbone after a tooth extraction. This is done by placing bone graft material in the socket left behind by the extracted tooth. This helps to maintain the shape and structure of the jawbone, which is essential for the placement of dental implants or other restorative procedures.


Who is a candidate for extractions and ridge preservation services?

A candidate for extraction and ridge preservation services is typically a person who needs to have one or more teeth removed, either due to decay, injury, or crowding. Ridge preservation is often performed after tooth extraction to prevent bone loss and maintain the natural shape of the jaw.

The procedure aims to preserve the bony ridge where the tooth was removed, allowing for a more successful future dental implant or bridge placement. Candidates for extraction and ridge preservation services can vary, but it’s generally recommended for people who are planning to replace their missing teeth with dental implants or a bridge.


What is involved in the extraction and ridge reservation procedure?

At our clinic, we understand how important it is for you to maintain excellent oral health. That’s why we offer both extractions and ridge preservations if they become necessary due to overcrowding of the mouth, infected or decayed teeth, orthodontic treatments, or when a baby tooth does not fall out on its own.

Both procedures are done under local anesthesia so that you don’t experience any pain while preserving your natural dentition. If you have any questions about extractions or ridge preservation services at our clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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