Oral surgery procedures can treat dental issues and improve your oral health. Our Ottawa dentist can diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and defects of your oral cavity.
What is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws are classified as oral surgery.
While we always prefer to use the least invasive treatment method possible for a given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options are simply not enough, and oral surgery is needed.
While we do everything possible to save a natural tooth, in some cases this will not be feasible. If a tooth is too severely damaged or decayed as a result of injury or gum disease, your dentist may need to remove it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars erupts in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. They may cause problems with oral hygiene. If this is the case for you, your dentist may recommend having them removed to help preserve your oral health.
During a bone graft procedure, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it to support a dental implant. The bone can be transplanted from another part of your body, or a special bone grafting material may be used.
A sinus lift is a type of bone graft in which your dentist adds bone material to the upper back part of your jaw, at the position of the molar and premolar teeth.
This raises and increases the amount of bone in the sinus area, so a dental implant can be placed.
A frenum is a small piece of tissue connecting your tongue, lips or cheeks to your gum area. Our Ottawa dentist can perform a frenectomy procedure to eliminate this frenum if it is restricting function - a condition commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied. Babies, children, or adults can have this procedure.