What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery generally includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the facial structure. While we will always try to use the least invasive treatment possible for any dental problems, occasionally, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required in order to thoroughly resolve the issue at hand.
At Eastside Dental in Windsor, our dentists provide a range of oral surgery services to help care for our patient's oral health.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like your natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and assist in restoring your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels very similar to a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. In order to protect your oral health, a gum graft can be helpful for covering exposed tooth roots, repairing receding gums, and reducing associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
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 and is unable to be repaired, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom 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.
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 when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied, or cheek-tied.
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. 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.