Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine

Treatments

While we do everything to prevent losing teeth, sometimes the best thing to relieve tooth pain is to remove the problem tooth.

Our experienced specialist oral surgeon offers stress-free extractions and other interceptive oral surgery treatments.

Introduction

The prospect of surgery makes many people nervous. It’s completely natural to feel nerves before having any surgery done. We fully understand and do all we can to make our oral surgery treatments as relaxing and stress-free as possible. We make sure that the people in the surgery are the most skilled and experienced people for the job. Our talented oral surgeon has carried out thousands of extractions so you’ll be in very safe hands.

Removing problem teeth

Sometimes it’s best to remove a tooth, especially if it’s causing you pain and we don’t think a root canal will be enough. Tooth extraction involves removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. It will either be a simple extraction, performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth, or a surgical extraction which is used for a tooth that has broken off at the gum line or has not yet emerged.

Why does my tooth need to be removed?

  • Extensive decay or a broken tooth that cannot be repaired.
  • A baby tooth that has failed to fall out and is preventing a permanent tooth from emerging.
  • An impacted wisdom tooth – wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge, but if there is not sufficient space in the mouth, they may come through at an angle or fail to fully erupt. This can result in the tooth becoming ‘impacted’, which can cause swelling, pain and infection of the surrounding gum area.
  • The need to make more space for orthodontic treatment to reduce crowding and so optimum results can be achieved.
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Replacing missing teeth

Once the problem tooth has been removed, we can provide a long-lasting replacement. The next best thing to natural teeth are dental implants. Our oral surgeon can place implants as well as carry out any complex oral surgery.

There are other options available to replace missing teeth, such as bridges and dentures. We strongly recommend that you replace a missing tooth as the gap can cause the adjacent teeth to shift and so affect your bite – and that can cause issues of a different kind.

Treating jaw problems

If you have jaw issues such as TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), your dentist may suggest that you have surgery to help relieve the symptoms. Jaw surgery can be performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The most common reasons for carrying it out include:

  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) – the temporomandibular joint is located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. Joint surgery can help with disorders of this small joint which can commonly cause headaches and facial pain.
  • Trauma to the jaw
  • Malocclusion (an incorrect ‘bite’)
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Improving the fit of dentures – surgery can be carried out to correct irregularities of the jaw so dentures will be a better fit.
  • Difficulty chewing or eating, opening the mouth or talking
  • Incorrect jaw position which may lead to an unbalanced facial appearance
Is tooth pain a real issue for you? You may need your tooth looked at. Get in touch with our team and we can see to the issue. Contact Us
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