Oral surgery procedures at Dental Sense
At our clinic, we provide a full spectrum of surgical services:
- Simple tooth extraction (primary and permanent teeth)
- Surgical tooth extraction
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Dental implant placements
- Guided bone regeneration and bone grafts – a surgical procedure for the restoration of jawbone using biomaterials, which successfully rebuild the lost bone
- Sinus Lift - a surgical procedure used in implant dentistry that aims to increase the bone volume in the upper jaw in order to create the necessary amount of bone needed for implant placement
- Socket (ridge) preservation – preservation of the bony structures and gums after a tooth extraction
- Apical Surgery (Apicectomy) – removal of the infection from the root tip (apex) and filling the root canal with a biomaterial
- Repair of oromaxillary fistula – closure of a pathological communication between the oral cavity and maxillary sinus caused by the removal of a tooth rooted in the sinus
Wisdom tooth extraction – what you should know
Wisdom teeth often face surgical extraction. Since wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to come in, or erupt, there is often not enough room left in your mouth to accommodate them. This can lead to wisdom teeth that are impacted, teeth that are trapped beneath the gum tissue by other teeth or bone. In some cases wisdom teeth can emerge only partially or come in crooked. These wisdom teeth may need removal.
The main reasons for which wisdom teeth must be removed are:
- Gum inflammation around a wisdom tooth
- Pain and problems with opening the mouth
- Pressure exerted on the neighbouring tooth
- Lack of space, leading to teeth crowding and misalignment
- Decay and infection caused by difficulty to clean the wisdom teeth
- In order to make additional space before orthodontic treatment
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. But if there's a chance your wisdom teeth will cause problems, it's easier to take them out before any problem occurs.
Before taking the decision about the extraction, we conduct a thorough examination using X-ray or computed tomography (CBCT). This allows for taking the right decision and carefully planning the treatment.
Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anaesthetic. Sedation may also be used to help you to relax.