Oral Treatments & Procedures
Oral surgery involves the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
Our dentists will use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem. In some cases; however, a less invasive treatment option might not be sufficient and oral surgery may be necessary to treat oral health issues.
Your dentist might recommend oral surgery for reasons such as, but not limited to, severe tooth decay, broken teeth, gum disease, missing teeth, or jaw bone deterioration.
During your pre-surgery consultation, your dentist will inform you about the procedure and what preparations you’ll need to make.
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that acts like a real tooth root. Our dentists use dental implants as part of the process to replace missing teeth. A dental implant combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Although it's best to keep a natural tooth whenever we can, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease, or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist. After the tooth is removed, the dentist may suggest replacement options such as dental implants or dentures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars at the back of the mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral health, your dentists might recommend removing them. Consulting with a dentist is essential to determine whether removal is needed based on these reasons.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a dental procedure where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to create more bone volume in the sinus area.
A gum graft is a procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
A frenectomy is a procedure to fix a small piece of tissue, called a frenum, that is connected to your cheeks, tongue, or lips. Our dentists perform frenectomies for people of all ages when this tissue restricts movement, often known as being tongue-tied, lip-tied, or cheek-tied.