What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders, injuries and diseases affecting the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible to address a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are not sufficient and necessitate oral surgery.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves the function of a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and assist in restoring your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, can look and feels much like a natural tooth.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
Although it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this is not feasible. 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.
If your wisdom teeth are having a negative impact on your oral hygiene and wellness, your dentist may recommend having them extracted in order to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy is a dental surgical procedure to eliminate a 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 is restricting function, commonly referred to as 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, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.