What is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face is classified as oral surgery.
Problems in the maxillofacial area can occur due to infection, poor oral hygiene, illness, trauma, or a combination of these factors. Our dentists in Île-Perrot offer a range of oral surgery treatment options to help improve your oral function and quality of life.
While we always choose the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a 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 much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this may not be possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged due to gum disease, injury or decay, your dentist may need to remove it in order to preserve your oral health and prevent any future complications.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are called wisdom teeth. If these teeth are causing issues with your oral hygiene or causing other teeth to shift out of place, your dentist might recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
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. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.
During a frenectomy procedure, the frenum - a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to the gum area - is removed. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting function. This condition is commonly referred to as cheek-tied, tongue-tied or lip-tied.