What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the oral cavity. At Canada Place Dental in Edmonton, our general dentists perform oral surgery procedures including tooth extractions, bone grafts, sinus lifts and frenectomies.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible.
Widsom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
Severe decay, gum disease, or injury can result in a tooth that is too damaged to save and need to be removed. In these cases, your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include bridges or crowns.
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.
After the graft, you need to wait a few months before having a dental implant placed to give the bone time to heal and grow new bone.
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 so that a dental implant can be placed.
A frenectomy is a procedure to eliminate the presence of a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area.
Our Edmonton dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting oral function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
The procedure usually lasts only 10 to 15 minutes, where your dentist will cut the frenum to free the tongue, lip or cheek.