At Montague River Dentistry in Montague, our dentist performs a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, jaws and teeth need to be diagnosed and effectively treated with surgical remedies.
While we always prefer the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options are not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that work similar to natural tooth roots. As part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, our dentist places dental implants. Together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this is simply impossible. If a tooth is too severely damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay, your dentist may need to remove it. Thanks to anesthesia and dental sedation, extractions are much less painful today.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are known as wisdom teeth. If these teeth are causing oral hygiene issues, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenum is a tiny piece of tissue connecting your tongue, lips or cheeks to your gum area. Sometimes it can restrict function and your dentist may need to perform a frenectomy to eliminate the tissue. Though this procedure is typically completed for babies, the dentist can also perform a frenectomy on children and adults.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft, your dentist adds tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft in which your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area, so a dental implant can be effectively placed.