Oral surgery can be intimidating, but the Sleep Dentistry of Portland surgical dentists provide surgical dental services along with Portland general dentistry.
We use new technology while making your comfort our priority. Choosing to undergo oral surgery requires extensive training and a dentist you trust. Sleep Dentistry of Portland has been providing surgical dentistry for more than 25 years.
Sedation is available for all types of surgeries. Options include nitrous oxide, oral, and IV sedation.
When a tooth seems unrestorable because little to no tooth extends beyond the gums, surgical periodontal crown lengthening exposes a solid base to start a tooth restoration from.
Sometimes bony growths develop in the mandible along the surface nearest to the tongue. These mandibular tori are often found on both sides of the mouth. Sleep Dentistry of Portland can remove them if they form ulcers or inhibit other treatment such as denture placement.
Lower and upper jaw deformities may not leave a smooth bone surface to support implants or dentures. Lifting the gums away from the ridge and recontouring the bone ridge is known as alveoplasty.
When sinuses are too close to the upper jaw or too little bone prevents dental implant placement, a sinus lift adds bone and makes implant restoration possible. For many people, this is a common step in the implant process.
Dental bone grafts are a specialized type of graft that replaces jaw bone that is damaged or lost or has a gap left after a tooth is removed. Multiple dental diseases may cause bone damage, and a graft is needed because dental implants rely on bone for stability and support.
Tooth loss can lead to localized jawbone deterioration. These changes can make it difficult to place implants that support artificial teeth. Ridge augmentation surgery adds substantial quantity of bone, allowing for implant restoration to proceed.