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Oral Surgery

When you need oral surgery to resolve a dental health issue, our New Westminster dentists are here to help restore your oral health and get you smiling again. 

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Oral Surgery, New Westminster Dentist

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a category of dental procedures that involves the surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws. 

At Life Dental, our team believes in taking a conservative approach to dental treatment. We will always look to the least invasive options for resolving dental health issues before turning to more complex treatments.

Nonetheless, there are times when minimally invasive procedures cannot be used to effectively resolve a dental health problem and oral surgery is required.

Rest assured that your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. Our team of dental professionals will take steps to help ensure that you remain pain-free and comfortable throughout your oral surgery procedure.

If you are feeling anxious at the prospect of undergoing oral surgery, speak to us. We're here to help. At Life Dental, we offer oral sedation options to patients who are particularly anxious about an upcoming procedure.

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Dental Implants

Due to their permanent and stable nature, dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth and restore both the appearance and function of their smile. The actual implant is a small titanium screw that works much like the root of a natural tooth, firmly anchoring an artificial tooth in place, while helping to prevent bone deterioration and the shifting of of other teeth.

Dental implants can be used as part of the process to replace a single missing tooth, a couple of missing teeth or even a full jaw of missing teeth. Our New Westminster dentists can work with you to determine if dental implants are right for you.  

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Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal

While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, it may need to be removed. Your dentist can recommend several options to replace the missing tooth, such as implants or dentures.

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the mouth as we enter early adulthood. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, painful, causing crowding issues or issues with your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend having them removed in order to help preserve your oral health. 

Gum Grafts

A gum graft consists of taking gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms, such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.

Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts

A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft which consists of adding bone material to the upper back jaw to increase the amount of bone in the sinus area. These procedures are often done to make the bone strong enough to support a dental implant.

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