What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of oral health diseases, injuries and defects that affect the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
Although our dentists prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible to address a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions much like a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and help restore the function and appearance of your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure where your dentist takes gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplants it onto another area of the gums. Gum grafting can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.
While our dentists believe that it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, 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.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing discomfort or problems with your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend an extraction.
A frenectomy is performed to eliminate a problematic frenum (a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum causes the patient to be tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, to make it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where bone material is added to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area.