In some cases, a necessary solution
When a tooth can’t be easily extracted your dentist will recommend a surgical solution. Oral surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, to remove problem teeth such as impacted wisdom teeth or a more severely damaged tooth. All patients for oral surgery are assessed by radiographic (x-ray) examination before treatment, and the procedure and expectations are discussed. Oral surgery can be the first stage in repairing damaged teeth, creating the base for bridges or implants.
Oral surgery helps
- eliminate pain
- by removing troublesome teeth
- improve the functionality of the mouth
- as the first step to improving the appearance of damaged teeth
Looking after your mouth following surgery
After surgery, it is important to keep the site clean and although some tenderness and swelling can be expected be aware of unexpected changes or pain. Your dentist will have discussed your ongoing treatment plan with you as surgery often forms the first part of a series of appointments that will improve the function of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Your follow up appointments are important to achieve the best results. Be reassured that once the surgical process is complete, the most difficult part is over.