Diseases, injuries, and defects of the oral cavity need care and attention from a qualified dentist. At Clinique Dentaire Dr Alain Quinn in Gatineau, our general dentists perform oral surgery procedures including bone grafts, tooth extractions, and frenectomies.
While it's always ideal to save a natural tooth, there are cases in which this is impossible.
Widsom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars, which erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your oral hygiene is suffering due to wisdom teeth or is responsible for damaging bone and adjacent tooth, your dentist may suggest removing them to maintain your oral health.
A tooth can sometimes endure excessive damage such as gum disease, injury, or severe decay. At this point, the tooth may be too damaged to save and will need to be removed. In these scenarios, your dentist will discuss options to replace the damaged teeth, which may include crowns or bridges.
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it so it will be able to support a dental implant.
Following the graft procedure, you need to wait a few months before the dental implant is placed to allow the bone time to heal and grow new bone.
A frenectomy eliminates the presence of a frenum - a small piece of tissue which connects your lips, tongue, or cheeks to your gum area.
Our Gatineau dentists complete frenectomies for children and adults whose frenum may restrict oral function. This condition is also known as being tongue-tied, lip-tied, or cheek-tied.