Other Oral Surgery Procedures

Other Oral Surgery Procedures

Tooth Extractions

You may need to have a tooth extraction for a number of reasons, including decay, injury, or as part of orthodontic treatment. Supernumerary teeth “extra teeth” may need to be removed due to crowding.  

Frenectomy

Small folds of tissue called frena are located in the mouth under the tongue, inside the lips, and connecting the cheeks to the gums.The frena gives stability to our lips and tongue, helping us eat and speak with ease.

A frenectomy extends the range of motion in areas of the mouth by loosening these connections if they are too tight. This procedure may be needed if an infant or child is unable to latch and is having failure to thrive (gain weight).

Exposure & Bonding of an Impacted Tooth

The upper canine tooth, also called the maxillary cuspid, is the second most common tooth to become impacted. Because the canine teeth play a vital role in biting and in guiding your other teeth into the proper bite, every effort is made to get the tooth to grow into the mouth in the right position.

This may involve an Orthodontist placing braces to create space or close space. At this point an Oral Surgeon will expose the tooth and bond an orthodontic bracket to it. This will allow the Orthodontist to move it into the proper position. Treatment may also require a referral to an Oral Surgeon for extraction of baby teeth and/or selected adult teeth that are blocking the eruption of the canine teeth.