At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, our dentists perform a variety of procedures to treat dental issues and improve your overall health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is 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 try and use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, there are times when less invasive treatment options are not enough and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that works the same way as a natural tooth root. Dental implants replace missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental implant, when combined with a tooth replacement like a crown or bridge, looks and feels like a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure that involves removing gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it to another area of the gums. To protect your oral health, a gum graft can help cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated oral health symptoms like severe tooth sensitivity.
While it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, it is not always possible. If a tooth is severely damaged because of decay, gum disease, or injury, it may need to be extracted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of an adult's mouth. If your wisdom teeth are interfering with your oral hygiene, your dentist may advise you to have them extracted.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue, or lips to your gums. Our dentists perform frenectomies on babies, children, and adults when the frenum restricts function.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone to strengthen it so it can 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 in preparation for the placement of a dental implant.