Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gum line and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but most of the time, this is not the case.
More often, one or more of these third molars fails to emerge in proper alignment or fails to fully emerge through the gum line and becomes entrapped or "impacted" between the jawbone and the gum tissue.
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can in addition cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of the jaw.
Therefore, dentists generally recommend people with problematic impacted wisdom teeth have them surgically removed.
It's not just wisdom teeth that sometimes become impacted and need to be removed. Other teeth, such as canine teeth can become impacted and can cause the same types of problems described with impacted wisdom teeth
When the nerve (pulp) of a tooth is damaged beyond repair, your dentist might have done root canal therapy to save the tooth. However, some teeth suffer from chronic infections at the root tip.
Apicectomy is the surgical exposure of this infection, removal of the root tip and surrounding abscess, and placing a seal or filling at the newly-created root-end.
(TMJ) disorders (The Jaw)
Dysfunction of the TMJ, the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet, is a common source of headache and facial pain.
Most patients with TMJ disorders can be successfully treated with a combination of oral medications, physical therapy, and splints.
Biopsy & Lesion removal
Oral surgeons can take a small sample of abnormal growth or tissue and then send it for laboratory testing for identification. Some lesions can be managed medically or can be removed by the oral surgeon.
Are Oral Surgery treatments uncomfortable?
This is the biggest concern of all patients. Part of our particular speciality is to ensure that we make any procedure as comfortable as possible.
We use the latest anesthetic techniques to ensure you as a patient of W7 do not experience discomfort, We also use stronger anaesthetics to make sure that you will not feel anything during the entire procedure.
You will then be given aftercare advice information to ensure any slight discomfort is kept to a minimum.
Our Oral surgery team work closely with other healthcare specialists & your dentist to correct these problems through a series of treatments and surgical procedures to resolve cases efficiently..