At Eckhardt Dental Centre in Penticton, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures including tooth extractions and frenectomies to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
If you are suffering from injuries, diseases, and any defects related to the head, face, neck, jaws, or oral cavity, oral surgery may be used to treat the issue.
Our dentists always use the least invasive treatment we can for a given dental problem however, 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 help to restore the appearance and function of your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, can look and feel much like a natural tooth.
Our dentists believe that it is preferable to save a natural tooth, nonetheless, there are some cases where it is just not possible. If your tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be extracted.
Widsom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that normally erupt in the back corners of the adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing pain or other dental issues, your dentist may recommend extracting them to help restore your oral health.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Bone grafting is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, helping to make it strong enough to support dental implants. 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.
A frenectomy procedure is performed to eliminate a problematic frenum (a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting normal oral function, often referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.