Rebuild Optimal Oral Health
The dentists at our two East Vancouver locations do their best to provide minimally invasive dental care whenever possible. However, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient. This is where oral surgery may become necessary.
Our dental professionals may recommend oral surgery procedures to treat injuries, diseases, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region, including the mouth, head, neck, face, and jaw.
Whether you require a straightforward wisdom tooth extraction or the placement of dental implants, our team will take the time to lay out all of your options and keep you fully informed throughout the entire process.
If you require an oral surgery procedure that we don't provide at our Vancouver dental clinics, then we will refer you to an oral surgery specialist in your area, and work closely with them to help ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option consisting of a small titanium screw (implant) that is surgically anchored into the jaw, and a natural looking artificial tooth (or teeth) that is secured to the screw. Together, these offer a tooth replacement that restores your smile and can make eating and speaking easier.
A gum graft is a procedure 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 reduce associated symptoms, such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth's structure has been badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may recommend that it be removed. If you need to have a tooth extracted, our team will work with you to decide on the most appropriate tooth replacement options for you.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Inadequate space in the mouth can prevent wisdom teeth from erupting properly. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted (stuck) in an undesirable or harmful position. Left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumours. Extraction is often the best way to relieve discomfort and restore good oral health.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat lip-ties and tongue-ties. During this procedure, a surgeon will cut the frenum to increase the tongue's range of motion. Frenectomies are commonly performed on young children who are struggling to eat or speak properly. It can also be helpful for adults whose frenum is so tight that it pulls the gums away from their teeth.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure performed by your dentist to help strengthen your jaw, making the bone durable enough to support one or more dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area.