At Dr. Farid Shodjaee, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve oral health for Ottawa patients.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery covers the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries, diseases and defects of the soft and hard tissues of the mouth, face, jaws, and teeth.
While we always opt to use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem. this proves impossible in some cases where oral surgery is required.
In a dental implant, a small titanium screw functions similar to a natural tooth root. Dental implants are placed as part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. In combination with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
During a gum graft, gum tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and transplanted to another area of the gums. A gum graft procedure can help to repair receding gums, protect exposed tooth roots, and reduce any associated symptoms like eventual tooth loss or severe tooth sensitivity, in order to preserve your oral health.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this is not possible. A tooth may be damaged too extensively by decay, injury, or gum disease and need to be removed by your dentist. Tooth replacement options can include bridges, crowns, and dentures.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If wisdom teeth cause problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health. An extraction can also alleviate pain and discomfort.
A frenectomy procedure entails the dentist removing a frenum, a small piece of tissue that joins your lips, tongue or cheeks to your gum area. Our dentists complete frenectomies for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting function. This is often referred to as lip-tied, tongue-tied, or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure in which your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it so it can 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 increase and raise the amount of bone in the sinus area. A dental implant will then be placed.