What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
If you develop dental health concerns will always aim to treat these issues with less invasive options, in some cases, these procedures are just not sufficient and your dentist will recommend oral surgery.
Your dentist will always work with the goal of saving all teeth, 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, your dentist may recommend removal.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth typically erupt in early adulthood making their place in the back corners of the mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems with your oral hygiene, your dentist may suggest tooth removal.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as a tooth root. Our dentist uses implants to replace any missing teeth that you may have and restore the appearance of your smile. We then help to create a natural-looking smile when we combine a dental implant with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge.
When you have a gum graft procedure your dentist will first remove a portion of the tissue on the roof of the mouth and use it to replace gum tissue. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
A frenectomy aims to remove a frenum, a small piece of tissue connecting your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. Our dentist performs frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting function, most commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
A bone graft is a procedure in which your dentist will add stability to the jaw in an area that is experiencing bone loss, commonly used to make the jaw strong enough to support a dental implant. These procedures encourage the growth and strengthening of your jaw bone through the addition of bone tissue to an affected area.