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Surgical Dentistry

Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry

Surgical Dentistry

There are times when a tooth cannot be saved. We do everything ‎possible to preserve as
many natural teeth as possible, but when they do ‎need to be extracted, we will go above
and beyond the traditional ‎methods for your comfort and long-term health.

Oral surgeons consult patients, treat inflammations of the jaw and ‎periosteum
and salivary glands, also cysts, granulomas, diseases of the ‎temporomandibular joint,
traumas to the jaws, inflammations of soft ‎tissues (abscesses, lymphadenitis, etc.).‎

Some dental procedures require a very specific set of dental skills and fall ‎into a branch
of dentistry called oral surgery. The surgical procedures that ‎are most commonly
carried out in our clinic are as follows:‎

  • Extraction of failing or broken down teeth
  • Removal of retained roots (impacted teeth)‎
  • Surgical removal of symptomatic 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), including the ‎complex and impacted ones
  • Surgical root surgery (apicectomy)‎
  • Dental Implants and the associated bone grafting and soft tissue management
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) ‎

Tooth extraction is the most common surgical dental procedure.
However, ‎each one is different. Some are simple and some require more extensive ‎procedures.
Surgical extraction is required whenever the tooth cannot be ‎removed by simple forceps extraction.
Conditions that warrant surgical ‎removal would include cracked teeth, impacted teeth,
severely decayed ‎teeth, or any condition that makes the extraction a bit difficult.
This type of ‎tooth extraction is routine and is nothing to be afraid of.‎

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement
‎teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has ‎lost teeth regains
the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth ‎appear natural and that facial contours
will be preserved. The implants ‎themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically
placed into the ‎jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root ‎substitutes.
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong ‎foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts
that protrude through the gums ‎are then attached to the implant. These posts provide
stable anchors for ‎artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure,
preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.‎

An impacted tooth simply means that tooth is stuck and cannot erupt into ‎function.
These usually occur with third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth ‎get “stuck” in the back of the jaw
and can develop painful infections or ‎other health issues. Since there is rarely a functional need
for wisdom ‎teeth, they are usually extracted if they develop problems. The maxillary
cuspid (upper eyetooth) is the second most common tooth to become ‎impacted.
The cuspid tooth is a critical tooth in the dental arch and plays ‎an important role in your bite.
The cuspid teeth are very strong biting teeth ‎and have the longest roots of any human teeth.
They are designed to be ‎the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together
so they guide the ‎rest of the teeth into the proper bite. ‎

The surgery should be planned in advance due to varying healing period, ‎it should
be avoided before holidays, important meetings or weddings. It is ‎reasonable to expect the face
to be swollen for 3-5 days. Oral surgeon will ‎evaluate your individual situation during the first visit.‎

Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry
Surgical Dentistry