At Cloverdale Dental Group in Etobicoke, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery involves diagnosing and surgically treating injuries, diseases and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth teeth and jaws.
While we prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some circumstances, less invasive treatment options are simply not enough, and oral surgery is needed to resolve a specific issue.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw which functions like a natural tooth root. As part of the process to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile, our dentists place dental implants. Together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
During a gum graft procedure, your dentist transplants gum tissue from the roof of your mouth onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help with covering exposed tooth roots, repairing receding gums and reducing associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or potential tooth loss, to preserve your oral health.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where this isn't possible. If a tooth is too severely damaged from injury, gum disease or decay, your dentist may need to remove it. Thanks to sedation options and anesthesia, tooth extractions have become far less painful.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can cause problems for a patient's oral hygiene if they do not grow in correctly. If this is an issue, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy procedure eliminates a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. While our dentists typically perform frenectomies for babies or children, patients of any age can have this procedure completed if the frenum is restricting function (commonly referred to as tongue-tied, cheek-tied or lip-tied).
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft procedure has your dentist adding bone tissue to your jaw bone to strengthen it enough to support a dental implant, which will be placed once the bone has healed. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so that a dental implant may be placed.