A tooth extraction is necessary to treat severe tooth decay, an infection of the gums and bones supporting the teeth, or a crowded mouth. It is performed under local or general anaesthesia. In case of an infected tooth, our dentist gently cuts away the gum and tissue, and either loosens the tooth from the jaw bone or removes it in pieces. Typically, stitches are required to close the wound.
A dental implant surgery replaces tooth roots with metal posts to hold artificial teeth that look and behave like natural teeth. Implants offer a solid support for new teeth, and are a better alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well. Our dentist will recommend the required treatment after reviewing your dental X-rays and medical history.
Bone grafting is needed if your jawbone isn’t thick enough to serve as a solid base for a dental implant. Modern procedures use bone-substitute materials for grafting. Bone grafting can be minor, performed as the same time as dental implant surgery, or require several months of waiting to allow the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support the implant.
Wisdom tooth removal
Impacted wisdom tooth extraction is an outpatient surgery performed under sedation. Our dentist carefully makes incisions in your gum tissue and removes the bone obstructing the tooth root, to remove the affected tooth. If more than one wisdom tooth needs to be removed and a complicated procedure is anticipated, then the procedure may require a general anaesthetic.
Our oral surgeons are proficient in prosthodontic procedures that restore the aesthetics and function of your mouth. Besides the surgical insertion of dental implants, we also treat complex dental conditions, from replacing a single tooth to all teeth and gums in your mouth. Treatment commences after a thorough diagnosis of the clinical conditions associated with deficient teeth and/or other oral issues.