At SouthWest Dental in Yarmouth, our oral surgeons and periodontist perform a variety of procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root. Our oral surgeon places dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure in which gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can be used to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity.
At SouthWest Dental our oral surgeon always prefers to save a natural tooth, nonetheless there are some cases where saving the tooth is simply not possible. If you have a tooth that is severely damaged due to decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed to preserve your oral health.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your third molars, commonly known as your wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. If healthy and functional, your wisdom teeth can be useful. However, if your wisdom teeth are causing pain or oral health issues, your oral surgeon may recommend that they be removed.
A frenectomy is a procedure to eliminate a problematic frenum, (a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). We perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting normal oral function, commonly referred to as being tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where we add bone tissue to your jaw bone, in order to make it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where we add bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.
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