At Collingwood Dental Centre in Collingwood, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and preserve 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 face, mouth, jaws and teeth.
While we always prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for any dental issues, in some circumstances less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
To complete a gum graft, your dentist transplants gum tissue from the roof of your mouth to another area of the gums. This relatively simple and quick procedure can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as eventual tooth loss.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it so it can support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft in which your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so a dental implant can be placed.
While we always aim to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this proves impossible. A tooth may be too severely damaged as a result of injury, decay or gum disease and may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are wisdom teeth. If these teeth cause problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help protect your oral health.
During a frenectomy, the dentist eliminates a frenum, a small piece of tissue joining your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area.
This procedure is most common for children and babies but can be completed for any patient whose frenum is restricting function, a condition commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
This safe, fast-healing procedure usually does not require any anesthesia. Since the frenum is very thin and has few nerves, there is very little pain associated with the procedure.