What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is classified as any procedure that is performed in the mouth or on the jaw. An oral surgeon will conduct these operations with the aid of a local anaesthesia, IV sedation or general anaesthesia. Just about any dentist with proper training can be considered an oral surgeon. They have the ability to perform a variety of oral surgery treatments to cure problems affecting the mouth.
WE have a specialist oral surgeon and maxillofacial surgeon at Smile Concepts, who will be able to perform the following oral surgery procedures and more:
- Wisdom Teeth Removal: The wisdom teeth can cause problems such as infection, crowding, cysts, and damage to nearby molars if left in the mouth. This oral surgery requires an experienced oral surgeon to remove the third molars without any complications. A general anesthesia will be used so you will not feel any pain at all.
- Root Canal Apicectomy: Infected roots can cause problems such as tooth pain and decay which eventually results in tooth loss. A root canal procedure can be done to clean the bacteria and save any infected teeth before they fall out.
- Tooth Extractions: In the case that a root canal fails or if the tooth is already heavily infected, a tooth extraction oral surgery must be done in order to prevent the plaque from infecting nearby teeth.
- Dental Implants: Whether you lost a tooth due to an accident or an extraction, it needs to be replaced. When a tooth is missing it makes it easier for plaque to hide away in the gaps, this is why it is essential for an oral surgeon to implant artificial teeth.