Oral Surgery is an invasive procedure used as a last resort to resolve an oral problem. While this can seem quite daunting, the latest technology and tools used by dentists ensure that the procedure is painless and that recovery is quick for our patients.
Why Do You Need Oral Surgery?
A dentist can perform oral surgery to rectify some of the problems below:
- Impacted tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Dental implants due to tooth loss
- Unequal jaw growth
- Fitting of the dentures
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Facial injury repair
- Lesion removal and biopsy
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
- Snoring/sleep apnea
When Do You Need Oral Surgery?
Your dentist will check your teeth and gums, and if required will inform you that oral surgery is required.
Examples of when this will happen include having an impacted wisdom tooth that requires removing or having a form of gum disease which requires gum grafting.
Types of Oral Surgery
Several types of oral surgeries can be performed to create better oral health. Some of the common oral surgeries are:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Common tooth extraction
- Tooth implants
- Gum grafts
- Root canal
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Repairing jaw and teeth injury
Preparing for the Oral Surgery
After the initial consultation with your dentist, you will get a comprehensive idea about the procedure.
- During the consultation, the dentist will take X-rays and determine the surgical requirements.
- Your medical history will be reviewed, so remember to mention all the medications you are taking, including over the counter ones.
- The dentist may recommend an antibiotic or some pre-medication depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.
On the Day of Oral Surgery
At Chats Dental we off painless dentistry, which you can ask us about at any time. In case we have to use anaesthesia we will ask you to avoid any food or drink about eight hours prior to the procedure.
We have a team who administers anaesthesia. They will observe the procedure closely to ensure there are no complications due to the anaesthetic. For wisdom tooth extraction or a root canal, you can usually leave the dentist’s office immediately after the surgery.
While you are recovering you may have some limitations. You may only eat and drink foods of certain consistencies, which your dentist will outline for you. You will also be required to take some pain medications, and the potency of it depends on the severity of the surgery.
The gravity of the oral surgery will also determine the recovery period, but it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by your dentist. In case you have any issues or concerns, contact your dentist immediately.
We are here to help. If you require oral surgery, the team at Chats Dental will help you and provide you with a detailed understanding of the treatment. For further details about oral surgery and painless dentistry contact us now.