Surgical Procedures

Extractions

We perform both baby tooth extractions and extractions of permanent teeth when needed. This includes the need for extractions prior to or during orthodontic treatment.

Please review our Post-Operative Instructions to care for your child before and after an extraction or dental surgery.
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Frenectomy

Occasionally, the fold of tissue or muscle connecting the lips or tongue to the jawbone needs removal. This procedure, called a frenectomy is performed when this fold of tissue (frenum) is attached either too high on the gum tissue in between the front teeth (labial frenum) or the frenum under the tongue (lingual frenum) limits tongue movement and interferes with speech. The condition of limited tongue mobility is called ankyloglossia or tongue tie.
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Soft Tissue Biopsy

A soft tissue biopsy involves the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue for diagnostic purposes. Soft tissue biopsies enable the dentist to reach an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment for the specific condition. We typically conduct a soft tissue biopsy in consultation with an oral pathologist.
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