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 would always prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issue, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Halifax
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to 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.
Tooth Extractions in Halifax
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Frenectomy in Halifax
A frenectomy procedure to eliminate a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts in Halifax
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. 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 to place a dental implant.
Dental Implants in Halifax
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions much like a natural tooth root. Dentists will place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and aid the restoration of your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.