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.
While we always use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, there are times when less invasive treatment options are simply insufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that works in the same way as a natural tooth root. Dental implants are used by our dentists to replace missing teeth and help you restore your smile.
A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, should look and feel much like a natural tooth.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
While 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 by your dentist.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If wisdom teeth are causing problems, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
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.
To protect your oral health, a gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
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 in which your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area in preparation for the placement of a dental implant.