At Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte in Trois-Rivières, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve the oral health of our patients.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery involves the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While our dentists strive to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, 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 a missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
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. This procedure 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.
A frenectomy procedure to eliminate a problematic frenum, which is 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 when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure performed by your dentist which adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a form of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw in order to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.
Extractions of Teeth & Wisdom Teeth
Our dentists believe that it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, however there are some cases where it's not possible. If you have a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the very back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.