Oral & Dento Surgery
EXTRACTION OF TEETH
Teeth may need to be removed for several reasons:
- Unrestorable due to extensive decay or trauma
- Periodontal disease – Poor dental hygiene can lead to infection in the gums causing teeth to become loose
- Prevention of further complications – If severely diseased teeth are not extracted promptly, complications such as infection, abscess formation of the teeth roots, or spread of infection through the blood stream to other parts of the body, may occur.
- To improve appearance – As part of orthodontic treatment or a treatment plan to improve the appearance of teeth
- Teeth with no function – A tooth without an opposing partner to grind against during chewing may be better removed before it becomes wobbly from over-erupting
- Pre-Prosthetic extractions before Denture or Fixed Bridge construction – Many teeth need to be removed before denture construction because they may be in the wrong position, severely drifted and will affect the design of partial dentures
SURGICAL EXTRACTION OF TEETH
- Surgical Wisdom tooth removal
– Wisdom teeth usually appear (erupt) in the mouth during the late teens, twenties or even older. Some wisdom teeth remain impacted inside the jawbone and cause no trouble. However, other impacted wisdom teeth may cause severe problems. Removal of a wisdom tooth is a very common procedure. Removal of troublesome wisdom teeth should usually be done as soon as possible.
- Surgical extraction of impacted teeth, FAILED & DIFFICULT extractions.
- Removal of sharp bones, large bone under cuts, to facilitate denture insertion.
- Removal of pathological soft and /or hard tissue growth inside the mouth under local or general anesthesia.
- Surgical procedures Dental Implants: This includes flap or flapless technique. In flap technique, after giving local anesthesia; we make an incision through the mucosa and down to the bone, then we drill to the required depth with special dental implant drills under capacious water cooling. We then insert the implant in the required site of the jaw bone. In a one stage implant procedure we leave the head of implant exposed to the oral mucosa. In the two stage procedure we cover the implant head with tight suturing of the edges of the wound and after 3-6 months we re-open the gum (mucosa) and place a healing abutment for 2-4 weeks to re-shape the gum to the required tooth neck.
- Periapical surgery: this surgical procedure is usually performed if a root canal treatment has not lead to resolution of the infection at the apex (end) of the tooth root. The gum (mucosa) is opened with two or three sided flaps, the end of the tooth root is then cleaned a retrograde filling may be needed at the end of the root.
We can provide all oral and dental surgery procedure under:
A. Local Anaesthetisa
B. General Anaesthesia for anxious patients in a hospital day surgery setting
You can ask for a pamphlet on Dental Surgery Procedures, especially wisdom teeth.