Some treatment courses require surgical interventions. Such cases include advanced periodontitis, cyst extraction, or implant placement. Surgical intervention is required to deal with problematic wisdom teeth or unsalvegeable teeth.
Cysts can be formed due to infection or trauma. As usual, patient can feel no discomfort for a long time and therefore cysts remain undetected. After diagnosed, one treatment course for cyst is cystectomy which involves removing cyst and cyst capsule. Depending on the size and form of the cyst, surgical intervention might cover one, two or even four teeth. In some cases, due to the high loss of bone, teeth may be removed.
If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum reshaping surgery. This dental procedure improves visual effect and prevent tooth decay.
An overgrowth of gum tissue can often be corrected through aesthetic gingival recontouring. We use local anesthetic and a laser or scalpel to shape a new, more uniform gumline. Reshaped gums are also often healthier, since the pocket depths of spaces between the gums and teeth are made shallower and easier to brush clean. Post operative healing is usually uneventful and can take a few weeks.
Treatment of gum recession can usually be accomplished by grafting the patient's own gum tissue from a nearby tooth or part of the palate. Besides the improvement to your smile, increasing gum coverage also protects your roots from tooth decay. The surgical site from a gum graft typically takes about six weeks to heal.
Our dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
There are cases when hard oral cavity disease causes depreciation of jaw bone and finally, its loss. In this case, surgical intervention is necessary. One of the main reasons for losing a jaw bone is periodontitis which causes gum disease. Losing a jaw bone after periodontitis is a hard disease and its results can expand to other parts of the body.
The augmentation is most commonly used before implant placement. The bone augmentation is performed by a bone graft, which is placing bone graft material to the existing bone in your jaw, which then adheres to it to form new bone. In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or - as is most often the case now - use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. You will then have to wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to make sure that the implant will be stable and secure. It is possible if you only need a minor graft that the procedure might be able to be done at the same time as the implant surgery, but your dental specialist will make the final decision. A successful bone graft allows your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant.