For serious dental problems that need advanced solutions, your dentist may perform an oral surgery procedure.
Oral surgery, also referred to as oral and maxillofacial surgery, involves diagnosis and surgery to address problems that develop in the teeth, jaw, head, and soft oral tissues.
Oral surgery procedures can be performed by a dentist or oral surgeon, depending on the needs of the patient. A dentist may refer a patient to an oral surgeon when a necessary procedure is outside the dentist’s normal practice.
Prevent Dental Suite is comprised of board-certified dental professionals who have extensive knowledge of, and experience in, performing surgical procedures using quality, pain-free methods.
When is Oral Surgery Needed?
This usually happens with wisdom teeth but can also occur in other locations in your mouth. The impaction of teeth can cause a number of problems such as pain and infection. Your dentist might recommend wisdom tooth removal to prevent additional problems from developing.
Fractured or Decayed Teeth
Tooth extraction procedure is done not only for impacted molars, but also for teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is like a little hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. This area can cause pain, jaw stiffness, or popping and headaches, which are the most common symptoms of TMJ disorder. The root cause of TMJ disorder is hard to determine as it can be influenced by a combination of factors.
To alleviate the symptoms, your dentist may recommend oral devices, medications, and ice packs. If the problem becomes recurrent, the last resort is oral surgery.
If a patient is a poor candidate for dentures and crowns, or prefers a more natural-looking, fixed tooth replacement to other options, their dentist can replace the missing teeth with dental implants. A titanium post is surgically placed in the jawbone to permanently support a replacement tooth. The entire process takes several months to complete, as the implant must fuse to the bone – a process called osseointegration.
Painless Anaesthesia System at Prevent Dental Suite
To provide you with pain-free, comfortable care, Prevent Dental Suite uses the state-of-the-art digital platform for local anaesthesia – The Wand Painless Injection and Anaesthesia.
Performing surgical procedures often require the application of anaesthesia to numb the affected area. The Wand is a more comfortable option to traditional syringe, as it provides more comfort and less anxiety.
At Prevent Dental Suite, we use modern technology and advanced techniques for our simple and complex procedures, and we stay up-to-date to latest advancements in modern dentistry.