At Sheppard West Dental in North York, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues.
Reveal a Healthier Smile
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and other conditions of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While our dentists prefer 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 like a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace missing teeth and help restore the look and function of your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, provides patients with a smile that looks and feels natural.
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 any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.
At Sheppard West Dental our dentists prefer to save a natural tooth whenever possible. However, 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, tooth extraction may be recommended.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth are causing you oral health problems or pain, your dentist may recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted.
A frenectomy is a 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 a problematic frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to 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 make it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where bone material is added to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.