At Peace Country Dental Clinic in Dawson Creek, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures that are designed to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always endeavor to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions similar to a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth in order to help restore your smile. A dental implant, combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, may look and feel much like a natural tooth.
Gum grafts are procedures where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and may reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, protecting your oral health.
It's always preferable to save a natural tooth, but there are some cases where it's not possible. When a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Widsom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to eliminate a 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 function, which is commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a surgical procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, with the intention of 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 help raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area in order to place a dental implant.