Certain treatments and conditions may need surgical procedures to be completed. Oral surgery is any procedure on the jaw or in the mouth. A surgeon will complete the surgery with local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia or sedation. Surgery doesn’t need to be stressful. At Pain Free Dentistry we offer a relaxed and professional environment to compete surgical procedures efficiently and successfully.
What Surgical Procedures Do We Perform?
Surgery for Wisdom Teeth – Your wisdom teeth can affect the teeth in the surrounding area and can cause pain. These problems are caused by the teeth not fully erupting or not being properly aligned. We can fix your issue by removing the problem wisdom teeth. The surgery will be performed with general anaesthesia so you will not feel any pain.
Root Canal – Roots that are infected can cause tooth decay and pain which if left will result in tooth loss. A procedure can be performed to clean the bacteria in the root before the infected tooth falls out. This procedure does have a bad reputation but we will provide the greatest care to make this surgery as painless and as stress free as possible.
Tooth Extractions – If a tooth is badly infected or root canal does not work you might be recommended to have a tooth extraction. The tooth should be removed to stop it infecting the other healthy teeth. A tooth extraction can be performed quickly and successfully.
Dental Implants – If a tooth is missing from an accident, extraction or from decay it needs to be replaced. It can cause many issues from plaque to premature aging of your face. To get new teeth an implant is required. A surgeon will fit the artificial tooth. A metal post will be put into the jawbone and then a tooth will be attached. You can find out more on our implant page.
What to Expect at An Oral Surgeon Initial Examination?
Before you can have any surgery, you will have to be examined. During the examination x rays will be taken to analyse any problems. Your oral surgeon will look over your dental records to check for any past issues and complications. If a problem is found your surgeon will work with you to provide the perfect solution. After all the checks your surgery can be booked.
What Can You Do to Prepare for Surgery?
There is one step you should take to prepare for oral surgery and one step for aftercare.
Avoid food, drink and smoking before surgery – If your surgery involves anaesthesia you will need to avoid all food and drink for eight hours before the operation. You can have a light meal a few hours before if local anaesthesia is used. All smoking and tobacco should be avoided 12 hours before surgery and 24 hours after.
Have soft food available after surgery – After surgery you should have food available that is easy to chew and swallow. Chewy and spicy foods are avoided in case of irritation to the treated area. Liquids like smoothies are a great choice. Try and have soft food purchased before surgery so you don’t have to shop while you’re not at your best.
We will answer any questions you may have about surgery. Our friendly team is here to help.