At Foxcreek Dental in Oakville, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and protect your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of oral diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, face, mouth, and teeth.
Our dentists always prefer 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 dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing teeth and help restore your smile. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions much like a natural tooth root. A dental implant, in combination with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and functions much like a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a process in which gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. Gum grafts can help to protect your oral health and reduce symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss by covering exposed tooth roots and repairing receding gums.
Our dentists will always work to save a natural tooth, however, there are circumstances that make extraction a better option. When a tooth is badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may recommend removing the tooth.
Widsom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth typically appear a few years after the last molar emerges. Sometimes these teeth grow in at an angle, in the wrong position, or overcrowded. Other issues with wisdom teeth include not fully erupting, or becoming impacted leading to the need for extraction.
A frenectomy is a procedure to eliminate a problematic frenum, (a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting oral function, (conditions such as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied).
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, in order to strengthen the jaw sufficiently to support dental implants. When a bone graft is performed on the upper back jaw in order to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area, it is called a sinus lift.