At Dr. James Gallant Dentistry, our dentists perform numerous oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaws and teeth need prompt attention and effective treatment.
While the least invasive treatment possible is used for any given dental issue, in some cases these less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery will be recommended.
Dental Implants in Pembroke
A dentist can place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile. This small titanium screw functions like a natural tooth root. Together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, it looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Gum Grafts in Pembroke
During a gum graft procedure, gum tissue is transplanted from the roof of the mouth to another area of the gums. With a gum graft, we can repair receding gums, cover exposed tooth roots and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss to protect your oral health.
Frenectomy in Pembroke
The dentist or surgeon can perform a frenectomy procedure to remove a frenum, a small piece of tissue connecting your lips, cheeks or tongue to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children or adults when the frenum is restricting function. This is typically referred to as lip-tied, cheek-tied or tongue-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts in Pembroke
A bone graft procedure involves adding bone 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 the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal in Pembroke
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.