Treating Oral Diseases, Injuries & Defects
At Saddletowne Dental in Northeast Calgary, our general dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures including tooth extractions, frenectomies, bone grafts and sinus lifts.
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 always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
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.
Widsom 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 is a procedure to eliminate the presence of a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area.
At Saddletowne Dental, our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting oral function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied. The procedure usually lasts only 10 to 15 minutes, where your dentist will cut the frenum to free the tongue, lip or cheek.
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. After the graft, you need to wait a few months before having a dental implant placed. This gives the bone time to heal and grow new bone to support the 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 so that a dental implant can be placed.