Complex dental and oral problems will sometimes require dental surgery. This can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, address pain and long-term problems, and ensure you have a healthy smile and confident smile for longer.
Many people have concerns about dental surgery but it can make a real difference to your quality of life.
From wisdom teeth removal to minor oral surgery, dental surgery is an extensive field that focuses on treating complex dental and oral conditions through surgical procedures. The best dental surgeon will diagnose any problems you have and, if necessary. suggest appropriate dental surgery.
Some of the most common dental surgery procedures include:
Dental extractions remove damaged, decayed, impacted or overcrowded teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental surgery procedures.
Dental implants are surgically implanted to replace missing teeth. It’s a popular option providing a permanent and natural-looking solution for tooth loss.
Endodontic surgery, sometimes known as root canal surgery, is a common procedure that treats infections and damaged tissues in a tooth’s root canal system.
Periodontal surgery treats advanced gum disease to reshape the gum line and restore the appearance of the gums.
Modern dental surgery is an increasingly pain-free experience for most people. In most procedures, local anaesthesia is used to numb the surgical area, ensuring that the patient experiences minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Dental surgeons may also offer different sedation options for longer and more complex procedures. Some post-surgery discomfort should be expected, but this is typically mild and can be managed with painkillers. It’s always important to follow post-operative care instructions.
Your dental surgeon will discuss your condition, treatment options and what the procedure will involve. You should inform your surgeon about any current health conditions, medication and allergies. You should follow any pre-surgical instructions that your dental surgeon provides. Be proactive in asking questions, and if necessary arrange transport from the surgery, particularly if you will be receiving sedation.
The recovery period after dental surgery procedures can vary. Factors such as the complexity of the procedure and the individual’s overall health will be major factors. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising and mild discomfort. Prescribed and over-the-counter pain relief may be helpful. Dietary changes may be necessary during the initial healing period and you may need to make changes to your lifestyle in the very short term.
Your dental surgeon will provide advice and guidance to support a quick and complete recovery. Follow-up appointments may be necessary to enable the surgeon to assess your progress.
At H Williams, our skilled and experienced dental surgeons carry out a comprehensive range of dental surgery procedures for our clients.
Our dental team make sure you feel calm, comfortable and clear about your surgery and recovery. Our commitment to outstanding customer care ensures the entire experience is comfortable and that you’re happy with the results.
Contact us to find out more or book your appointment today!