At Crawford Dental Clinic in Taber, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures 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 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 restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
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, or if wisdom teeth are causing issues, an extraction may necessary to preserve your oral health.
This procedure eliminates a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue, or lips to your gum area. When the frenum is restricting function it is commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant.