At Got Smile Dental Centre in Napanee, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries, diseases and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, face, jaws and teeth.
While we always prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for any dental issue, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is needed to preserve, restore or improve oral health.
While we always like to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this isn't possible. If a tooth is too severely damaged due to injury, decay or gum disease, your dentist may need to remove it. Teeth are also sometimes extracted in preparation for other dental procedures.
Thanks to advancements in dentistry and sedation, this procedure should cause minimum pain and discomfort - and help you maintain a healthy mouth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars erupts in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene or are impacted, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy is a simple oral surgery procedure to eliminate a frenum, a small piece of tissue joining your cheeks, lips or tongue to your gum area.
These small folds of tissue are a normal part of the mouth and will not normally cause issues. However, a dentist can perform a frenectomy if a patient experiences any restrictions with speaking or eating (commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied).
The procedure involves very little pain and requires no anesthesia. It will usually last about 10 to 15 minutes.
Our dentists can perform frenectomies for patients of any age, but this condition affects mostly babies and children.
A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums and reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss. To complete this procedure, your dentist transplants gum tissue from the roof of your mouth onto another area of the gums to protect your oral health.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Your dentist performs a bone graft procedure to add bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it so it can support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft. Here, your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area, so a dental implant can be placed.