EXTRACTION AND ORAL SURGEY
5 reasons why extractions are necessary:
Extensive decay or a fracture that left the tooth in a non-restorable state
Severe gum disease that resulted in mobile teeth
To relieve overcrowding of teeth
Oral Pathology like cysts, tumours etc
We always try our best to preserve teeth, however there are times where extractions are unavoidable. When such situations arise, we make sure that the process is as painless as possible.
Bone grafting serves to increase the amount bone in the jaws. It replaces bone that has been lost through aging, gum disease, trauma and infection. A sinus lift procedure involves bone grafting within the maxillary sinus in order to give stability to a dental implant placed in a bone-deficient area with a large sinus. Bone graft materials can be taken from the patient’s own body, sterilized bone material or synthetic.
An oral biopsy may be required to diagnose an abnormal lesion or growth in the mouth. The tissue sample obtained from the biopsy is sent to the laboratory for analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Are extractions painful?
Local anesthetics will be administered, and together with gentle techniques used, the procedure will be made as painless and as comfortable as possible.
We also offer the option of having extractions and oral surgery procedures done under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
How do I care for the wound?
To avoid alcohol for 1 week
To bite on sterile guaze provided for 3-4 hours, changing every 30 minutes to control bleeding
Avoid strenuous exercise
Avoid excessive rinsing/spitting for first 24hours
To keep area clean
Take medication as per your dentist’s instruction
Is it necessary to replace a missing tooth?
That depends on the location of the missing tooth and individual needs.
In situations where there is a possibility of neighbouring/opposing teeth drifting and tipping into the empty space, we would strongly recommend timely replacement of the missing tooth.
Options for tooth/teeth replacement?
Braces treatment may be suitable to close small gap or align crowded teeth to aid in gap closure. Speak to our friendly Orthodontist