At Dr. Todd Jones Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, our periodontal specialist performs a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental conditions and help improve the oral health of our Victoria patients.
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.
Our team of dental professionals always prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem however, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required in order to restore good oral health.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (usually titanium) and teeth which can be surgically placed into a patient's upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or periodontist. The artificial teeth attached to the implants are a natural looking way to restore the function and appearance of the smile.
Crown lengthening can be performed in order to correct a 'gummy smile' by exposing more of the natural tooth through reshaping or recontouring bone and gum tissue. This treatment can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line, exposing an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft our specialist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. 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.
Extractions & Widsom Tooth Removal
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If you have a wisdom tooth that is oral health issues or a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed.
A frenectomy procedure is performed in order to eliminate a problematic frenum, (a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area). Our specialist performs frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
A gum graft is a procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.