At St. Laurent Dental Centre in Ottawa, our specialists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery services include the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
At St. Laurent Dental Centre our dentists always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem. However, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
Our team of dental specialists provide a range of oral surgery services to help care for our patients' oral health.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that performs the function of a tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile. Dental implants, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture, looks and feels much like your natural teeth.
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. This procedure can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss. A gum graft can help to restore your oral health.
Our dentists believe that it's always preferable to save a natural tooth. However, there are some cases where it's just not possible. If you have a tooth that is badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may recommend that it be extracted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth emerge later in life, and can be problematic when they grow in the wrong positions or if there simply isn't enough room for them in your jaw. Having wisdom teeth extracted can help preserve your oral health if they have become impacted, or fail to fully erupt.
A frenectomy is a simple oral surgery to remove a frenum when it is restricting oral function. Frenums are small folds of tissue that act to connect areas within your mouth, such as your cheeks, tongue, or lips, to your gum area. While the frenum is a normal part of the mouth, they can sometimes cause restrictions with eating or speaking. Your dentist can perform a frenectomy to relieve the condition and allow normal oral function.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
If you would like to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, your dentist may recommend a bone graft or a sinus lift. 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.