At Kennedy East Dental in Hamilton, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and help to improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of defects, diseases and injuries of the hard and soft tissues of the teeth, mouth, jaws and face fall under oral surgery.
While we always prefer the least invasive treatment possible to correct a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
Dental Implants in Hamilton
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions similarly to a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental implant, combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Gum Grafts in Hamilton
During a gum graft, gum tissue is transplanted from the roof of the mouth onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your teeth and your overall oral health.
Tooth Extractions in Hamilton
While we always strive to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too severely damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Removal in Hamilton
The final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth can sometimes cause problems with oral hygiene. If this is the case for you, your dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth to help protect your oral health.
Frenectomy in Hamilton
A frenectomy procedure removes a frenum, a tiny piece of tissue joining your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. Frenectomies can be completed for patients of any age including adults, though typically they are done for babies and children when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts in Hamilton
Sometimes jaw bone needs to be strengthened to support a dental implant. Your dentist will aim to achieve this by completing a bone graft to add bone tissue to your jaw bone. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft in which bone material is added to the upper back jaw to increase the amount of bone in the sinus area so a dental implant can be placed.