At Forest City Dental in London, our dentists offer a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and address your oral health concerns.
What Is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of illnesses, injuries, and abnormalities of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws are all part of oral surgery.
We try to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem. However, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery may be required.
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that works in the same way as a tooth's natural root. Dentists use dental implants to replace lost teeth and restore your smile. A dental implant can have the appearance and feel of a real tooth, especially when combined with a tooth replacement, such as a crown or bridge.
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. It is used to protect your oral health by helping to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums and reduce any associated symptoms, such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, that may not be possible in certain cases. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may be best to have it removed by your dentist. We may also recommend wisdom teeth (the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth) be removed if they are causing problems for your oral hygiene.
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 where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant. A waiting period of several months will be necessary after a bone graft before you will be able to have dental implant surgery.
A frenum is a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. When the frenum is restricting normal oral function, your dentist may perform a frenectomy. Frenectomies are safe for babies, children and adults.