At Family Dental Care in Prince George, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and to help 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 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.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
While it's always preferable 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.
If the wisdom teeth - the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of an adult mouth - are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to help support a dental implant. As the natural bone grows, it replaces the graft material resulting in a region of new bone.
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 to place a dental implant.