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Oral Surgery

What is Oral Surgery?

We carry out a variety of oral surgical procedures and the most common procedures include the removal of teeth which are decayed, impacted, or for orthodontic reasons. Also, if an infection occurs in the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth causing them to loosen, it may be necessary to extract the tooth or teeth.

 

 

Impacted/Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gum line and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but most of the time this is not the case. More often, one or more of these third molars fails to emerge in proper alignment or fails to fully emerge through the gum line and becomes entrapped or “impacted” between the jawbone and the gum tissue.

Impacted wisdom teeth can result in swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumours that can destroy sections of the jaw. Therefore, dentists recommend people with impacted wisdom teeth to have them surgically removed

Type of Sedation

We provide oral surgery through Oral (injection of local anesthesia), Relative analgesia (nitrous oxide “laughing gas” and Air) and Intravenous sedation (for the nervous patient, see below).

Local anesthesia involves the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the area, for the safe, comfortable and painless removal of teeth. The patient is awake and alert at all times. This is an extremely safe procedure and involves minimal pain. For anxious patients’ sedation, Oral IV or Relative Analgesia can be an adjunct to safe treatment. For children, oral surgical procedures can be carried out with Relative Analgesia sedation.

Our Specialists

Our specialists are experienced in the removal of teeth, often ensuring that procedures are carried out without the need of any surgical intervention, which reduces the time, risk and discomfort of the procedure.

We have especially trained dentist at our practice who are experienced in all oral surgery procedures and many who have been carrying out sedation for many years. They can help you relax, allowing you to be able to complete your dental treatment to restore your oral health. In many cases we have been able to help patients overcome their dental anxiety and receive painless treatment without sedation after having their trust restored.

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