If you have dental issues like an impacted wisdom tooth, dental abscess, cysts etc. You may require oral surgery.
Many dental procedures that are performed in a dental office are considered oral surgery and patients recover from these procedures fairly quickly. What you visualise when you hear the word surgery maybe general anaesthesia, multiple days of recovery, and a scary hospital setting. However, oral surgery is nothing to get worried about.
It is understandable that you feel apprehensive about the possibility of surgery, but rest assured you are in safe hands at High Street Dental. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained and experienced in handling all situations that require surgery.
Tooth extraction is one of the most common dental issues that require oral surgery. If you have an impacted or partially erupted wisdom tooth or a severely damaged tooth, you may need to have it surgically extracted.
Sometimes primary teeth that have not fallen out or overcrowded teeth may also need to be surgically extracted to make room for further orthodontic treatment.
Corrective jaw surgery
Corrective jaw surgery is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The following are some common reasons for jaw surgery.
- Trauma to the jaw
- Severe grinding of the teeth
- Incorrect positioning of the jaw which leads to a non-aesthetic facial appearance
- TMJ or temporomandibular joint pain
A dentist will recommend oral surgery if they feel that your particular situation can benefit from a surgical procedure.
Oral surgery consultation
Your experience of the oral surgery will depend on how complex the situation is. In the case of a tooth extraction, straight forward extraction can be completed in just one visit. However, there may be cases where it might take multiple appointments to complete all the extractions.
Before the surgery, have a detailed consultation with our oral surgeon to discuss all your questions and concerns. Together, we will chart out a treatment plan that works best for you.
Your comfort is of paramount importance to us. Our friendly team will go out of their way to make your oral surgery experience as comfortable as possible.
If you want to learn more or have a consultation, call us to set up an appointment.