At Ainslie Street Dental in Cambridge, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes diagnosis and a range of surgical dental treatments to address injuries, diseases, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region, including the mouth, head, neck, face, and jaw.
At Ainslie Street Dental our dentists always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental issue.
In cases where less invasive treatment options would not be sufficient, our dentists provide the necessary oral surgery treatment to restore your oral health.
Oral Surgery Convenience
Our Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. McIntosh, performs oral surgery with sedation in our clinic one Friday a month.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root and can be topped with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge. Dental implants can replace your missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Our dentists believe that it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, nonetheless, there are some cases where it's not possible. If you have a tooth that is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed.
A gum graft is an oral procedure where your dentist will transplant gum tissue from the roof of your mouth to another area of the gums. A gum graft may be used to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the very back molars that emerge later in life, and can be problematic if they grow in the wrong positions or when there isn't enough room for them in the jaw. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems having them extracted can help preserve your oral health.
The frenum is a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. A frenectomy is a procedure to eliminate a frenum in babies, children or adults that is restricting normal function, conditions commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
If your jaw is too weak to support dental implants, your dentist may recommend a bone graft in order to improve the strength of the jawbone and make dental implants possible. A sinus lift is a bone graft in which material is added to the upper back jaw in preparation for dental implants.