The following list represents the procedures typically performed by our doctors.
Extraction of third molars (Wisdom Teeth)
Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. They are commonly extracted when they affect other teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more or fewer. Absence of one or more wisdom teeth is an example of hypodontia. Any extra teeth are referred to as supernumerary teeth.
Extraction of teeth
An extraction is the process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts. A dental extraction is performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are also routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Frenectomy (maxillary, mandibular, labial, lingual)
Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes and adjusts a thick band of tissue at the tongue base or attaching the gums to the lips. This procedure will aid denture fit, orthodontic stabilization and function of the tongue and lip.
Alveoloplasty is an oral surgical procedure where the alveolar bone that supports the teeth is adjusted and shaped, most commonly in preparation for denture wearing.
Tori and exostoses are thickening or outgrowths of bone found in the upper or lower jaws. Removal of these areas of excess bone aids denture wearing, oral hygiene, and relief from irritation.
Expose and Bond
An oral surgical procedure used to guide eruption of an impacted permanent tooth as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. This procedure consists of uncovering a tooth (expose) and, when required, placement of a surgical bracket (bond) in order to assist in the positioning of the tooth in the dental arch.
Supernumerary teeth are "extra" teeth beyond the usual number. These "extra" teeth can form in multiple areas within the upper and lower jaws. Supernumerary teeth are removed in order to avoid complications related to permanent tooth crowding/eruption, tooth resorption, hygiene and tooth pathology.
A biopsy is the surgical removal of oral soft tissue, teeth or bone to be examined for change or irregularity. The tissue in question is analyzed by a physician specializing in pathology for cell type in order to provide a diagnosis and guide further treatment if necessary.
An evaluation is performed by an oral surgeon to determine if a patient is a candidate to receive a dental implant.