At our Moose Jaw practice, our dentists perform oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and help protect your oral health.
Diseases, defects and injuries of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws must be diagnosed, addressed and effectively treated to preserve a patient's oral health.
Both diagnosis and surgical treatment of these fall under oral surgery. While our dental team will always opt for the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery will be required.
Your dentist may place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and help restore your smile. Dental implants consist of a small titanium screw that functions similar to a natural tooth root and a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge.
During a gum graft procedure, the dentist transplants gum tissue from the roof of the mouth to another area of the gums to help repair receding gums, cover exposed tooth roots and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this just isn't possible. A tooth may need to be removed by your dentist if it is too badly damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay. This procedure is typically a last resort after other options are exhausted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. A dentist may recommend having wisdom teeth removed if they are causing problems for your oral hygiene to protect 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 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
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.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)
Platelet-rich fibrin is used to accelerate a patient's healing after dental surgery, reduce the risk of infection and decrease discomfort following the procedure. Before a surgical procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, then spun into a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets, fibrin and plasma. The platelet-rich fibrin can then be applied to the surgical site to improve healing, reduce post-operative discomfort, and decrease risk of infection.