At Evergreen Dental in Dartmouth, our dentists can restore your oral health and treat dental issues by performing a wide range of oral surgery procedures.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery covers diagnosis and treatment of defects, diseases and injuries of hard and soft tissues of your jaws, mouth, teeth and face.
In some cases, oral surgery is required when using the least invasive treatment possible is not sufficient to resolve a given dental problem.
Our dentists can perform a range of oral surgery procedures, from tooth extractions to bone grafts and sinus lifts.
Dental implants are used together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and help restore your smile. This small titanium screw will look and function like a natural tooth root.
During a gum graft, gum tissue is removed from the roof of your mouth and transplanted to another area of your gums. This procedure helps to fix receding gums, shield exposed tooth roots and alleviate associated symptoms such as serious tooth sensitivity or potential tooth loss to preserve your oral health.
While we prefer to salvage your natural tooth, sometimes this isn't possible. If injury, decay or gum disease have severely damaged a tooth, a dentist may need to remove it surgically to prevent it from impacting the health of your other teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your final set of molars, also known as wisdom teeth, erupt in the back corners of your adult mouth. If wisdom teeth cause issues for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health and prevent discomfort or pain.
The frenum is a small piece of tissue connecting your lips, cheeks or tongue to your gum area. This normal part of the mouth does not normally cause issues. For babies, children or adults whose movement is restricted by a frenum (often referred to as cheek-tied, tongue-tied or lip-tied), our dentists perform frenectomies to prevent issues with speaking or eating.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
If your jaw bone needs bone tissue added to support a dental implant, your dentist will perform a bone graft. A sinus lift is a form of bone graft in which your dentist attaches bone material to your upper back jaw to boost the amount of bone in the sinus area. This makes placing a dental implant easier.