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Surgical Dentistry

Surgical Dentistry

The team at Crestmead Dental includes experienced surgical practitioners, highly trained in both simple and complex procedures to relieve pain.

 

We focus on two main areas of expertise:

Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are four adult teeth (also referred to as third molars), located in the back corners of your mouth, on both your upper and lower jaws. Frequently, there is insufficient space for the wisdom teeth to grow. This is commonly referred to as an impacted wisdom tooth. In such cases, surgical extraction (removal) is necessary. It impacted wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause pain, infection, and a range of other dental problems.

Before we start the surgery, we use an effective local anaesthetic to completely numb the area. In some cases, we will suggest sedation to ensure you experience minimal discomfort. An incision is made into the gum so that we can remove the problematic tooth and any bone that is in the way. The wound is thoroughly cleaned before we close it up.

You will be able to go home after the procedure. We will provide you with all the information you need regarding pain management, the healing process, etc, following the extraction.

Tooth extractions

Apart from wisdom teeth, there are many reasons why tooth extraction (removal) might be necessary.

If your teeth are crowded or badly infected or decayed, a tooth might need to be extracted. If you are going to get braces, a tooth or teeth might need to be removed to provide sufficient space for the other teeth to shift into alignment. If you are about to undergo chemotherapy or an organ transplant, compromised teeth are sometimes extracted to better maintain your dental health following these other medical procedures.

Whilst many patients are understandably nervous at the idea, it is a quick procedure that is conducted with effective anaesthetic.

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