Oral surgery is the surgical component of dentistry. Oral surgery is most frequently required for the following procedures...
Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to appear in the mouth, generally surfacing (or 'erupting' to use the correct terminology) from 15 years of age. Often wisdom teeth do not erupt from the gum line and erupt at odd angles, or they become trapped, otherwise known as 'impacted', between the bone and the gum due to lack of space on the jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and swelling of the gum and in some cases infection of the gums. In some cases wisdom teeth do not erupt above the gum line at all but remain invisible underneath the gum.
Where any of these symptoms described above occur, or where it is likely that wisdom teeth could cause problems down the track, our dentists may recommend you have them removed. It is generally preferable to remove potential problem wisdom teeth at a young age, rather than wait until symptoms occur, as the tooth roots have not formed fully and bone tissue is softer in younger people. The eruption of wisdom teeth in some cases may contribute to crowding of teeth and extractions may be required.
Implants – All on 4
See our section on Implants.
Multiple extractions prior to denture fitting
Can be performed under local or general anaesthetic.
In most cases orthodontic extractions are a simple procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic, however in some instances a general anaesthetic may be required.