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Dental & Soft Tissue Surgery


Tooth Extractions

You may need to have a tooth extracted due to decay, infection, injury, or for orthodontic treatment.  Dr. Lussier will remove your tooth in the office using an anesthetic that is appropriate for your procedure.


Other Dental Surgeries


Exposing Impacted Teeth as Part of Orthodontic Treatment

Occasionally, teeth other than wisdom teeth are blocked from entering the mouth.  Your orthodontist and oral surgeon can usually bring the impacted tooth into the correct position.



In the rare case a root canal is not adequate, you may need an apicoectomy. An endodontist or oral surgeon can remove the infected portion at the tooth’s root in order to clean the infection from the tooth and surrounding bone.



Soft Tissue Surgeries


Frena are small folds of tissue located in the mouth: under the tongue, between the lips and gums. A frenectomy is a simple procedure performed to loosen the frenum’s connection and improve the range of motion.


Trigeminal Nerve Repair

The trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face and such functions as biting and chewing, may be at risk for injury during some oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Oral and facial surgeons are able to diagnose and manage these injuries with both non-surgical and surgical treatments to restore sensation and function.


Soft tissue grafts
Soft-tissue grafts in the mouth can be important to maintaining oral health. Soft tissue grafts are used to add more tissue in a certain area and may be used to:

  • Prevent further gum recession;

  • Cover an exposed root;

  • Stop sensitivity in the affected area; 

  • Improve the look of the tooth; and/or


Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
TADS are occasionally used for a short time during orthodontic treatment. TADS are small titanium screws placed by the oral surgeon that orthodontists use to help reposition teeth.

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