At Slave Lake Dental, 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, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the face, teeth, mouth and jaws.
While we always opt for 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 a patient's oral health.
This small titanium screw functions like a natural tooth root and is placed as part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this will prove impossible.
If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay, your dentist may need to remove it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth cause problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may suggest removing them to help preserve your oral health.
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During a bone graft procedure, the dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it to support a dental implant. This procedure may also be recommended to regenerate bone lost to severe gum disease to prevent tooth loss.
The gum graft procedure has your dentist transplanting gum tissue from the roof of your mouth to another area of your gums to help repair receding gums, cover exposed tooth roots, and reduce associated symptoms, including tooth loss or sensitivity.
If a frenum (the tissue that joins the lips, cheeks or tongue to your gums) is restricting function, a frenectomy can be performed to remove it. The condition is commonly called tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied, and is usually performed on babies.