Our dentists at Dentistry at Lifestyles in Midland, perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and preserve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is a term that encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
At Dentistry at Lifestyles we always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, nonetheless, 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 is surgically placed in the jaw and functions like a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a 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.
Our dentists believe that whenever possible it is always preferable to save a natural tooth. That said, sometimes a tooth is beyond repair. If you have a tooth that is badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be extracted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain or other dental issues, your dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth 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, strengthening it enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft performed on the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area in order to place a dental implant in the upper jaw.
A frenectomy is a procedure done to eliminate a problematic frenum, (a small piece of tissue connecting your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting function, often referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.