A (dental) implant is a titanium screw that is placed in the jawbone. This is a good solution if one or more teeth or molars are missing or can no longer be preserved.
As an artificial root, an implant then takes over the function of the former tooth root and can be used as a solid base for crowns, bridges or click-in dentures.
A surgical extraction will need to be performed if the molar is resting below your gums or lays horizontal in the jaw. The dentist will need to remove local tissue and/or bone in order to properly extract the tooth.
Gingiva is another word for gums. A gingivectomy is the surgical removal of gums. Among others it can be applied for aesthetic reasons due to a 'gummy smile'. During the treatment, the dentist will remove part of the gum and re-contour it around the teeth to achieve a more aesthetic or hygienic position.
Frenulectomy (cutting of lip- or tongue tie)
In some cases, the tongue tie is too short or too far attached to the tongue, or the lip ties are too tight. This reduces the mobility of the tongue and lips. In such cases, it may be wise to cut the tongue tie or lip tie.
A tongue tie that is too short is common in babies, as a result they cannot latch properly to drink. By using the laser, the tongue tie can be removed quickly and without bleeding.
Laser therapy can be used for pain in the temporomandibular joints. This helps to ease any pain or discomfort. This technique is effective because it tackles the issue directly at the source, without the use of surgery or medication.