At Sutherland Dental Group in Saskatoon, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws require precise and effective diagnosis and treatment. This is classified as oral surgery.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental issue, in some circumstances less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
Dental implants are titanium screws, which function like natural tooth roots. As part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, dentists place dental implants which, combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels similar to a natural tooth.
Exposed tooth roots, receding gums and associated symptoms such as tooth sensitivity or tooth loss may be addressed with a gum graft. During this procedure, your dentist transplants gum tissue from the roof of your mouth and transplants it to another area of your gums. This procedure can protect your oral health.
While we always endeavour to save a natural tooth, there are some circumstances in which this could prove impossible. If a tooth is too severely damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay, your dentist may need to remove it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth cause oral hygiene issues, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
Sometimes, a frenum - a small piece of tissue joining your tongue, cheeks or lips to your gum area - can restrict function. To eliminate the frenum, your dentist performs a frenectomy. Though this procedure is most often performed on babies, patients of any age including children and adults can have one if needed. The condition is typically referred to as tongue-tied, cheek-tied or lip-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it to 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 raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so a dental implant can be placed. The procedure supports the natural growth of bone tissues. You'll have a fully integrated bone region.