A number of dental conditions may require the performance of oral surgery. Our professional team of specialists have undergone education programs that enabled them to perform even the most complex oral surgery procedures while using the most-advanced technologies available today.
Alveoloctomy is referred to the removal of bone surrounding a tooth. We perform alveoloctomy in cases of difficult tooth extractions such as the ones concerning wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth or third molars often have roots that are either curved or too close to the maxillary sinus or nerve in the jaw. To prevent any complications during the extraction, alveoloctomy is the best solution both in terms of preventing damages and a more faster recovery after surgery.
Apicectomy is the surgical removal of the tip of the tooth. The surgery is recommended and performed when a tooth is infected with caries and root canal treatment was unsuccessful, resulting in the infection of the end of the tooth (tip). The procedure is a fairly simple one and takes up to one hour or a little bit more.
In some cases, a dental implant cannot be placed because of bone loss or lack of unhealthy natural bone. This occurs in consequence of:
- Periodontal disease
- Dental traumas
- Tooth defects
- Bone decrease after a tooth is lost or removed
Bone augmentation can be achieved by bone grafts, sinus lift or ridge expansion.
Bone graft is a procedure that is considered extremely safe and with a high success rate; it consists in adding up bone by using either bone from another location or synthetic bone. Once the procedure is completed under local anesthesia, you will be advised to avoid certain foods and will be given antibiotics and pain medication if necessary.
Once the bone graft becomes an integrated part of your bone structure, dental implant surgery can be performed. Bone grafts may take up to a few months to heal and fuse with your natural bone.
When the posterior teeth in the upper jaw are missing, the sinus cavity can become deeper in consequence of bone deterioration. This is why a sinus lift is required for patients with insufficient bone in this area in order to be able to use implants and replace the missing teeth. Just like bone grafts, the procedure consists in adding bone to your natural bone.
Once the bone has been added and the sinus has been augmented, the fusing and healing process lasts from 4 to 12 months.
Patients report minimal discomfort and no sinus problems related to such procedure.
When the jaw is too narrow to support dental implants, bone grafts can be used to fill a ridge or space that is built along the top of the jaw. In some cases, implants can be inserted right after the ridge expansion procedure and in other cases a period of 4 to 12 months will be necessary for the ridge to fully heal.
A cystectomy is performed in order to remove a cyst in the dental area. Cysts usually involve a sac filled with a watery content and in the first stages of their development, they do not cause any discomfort or pain to the patient and therefore are difficult to notice. Most cysts develop on the tip of the roots of teeth as a direct result of tooth infection such as a cavity. Before proceeding to cyst removal, the infection must be stopped by treating the tooth and preventing further bacteria spreading.
Cysts can also grow on the jawbone. In this case, cyst removal is recommended only if the cyst causes discomfort to the patient.
Frenuloctomy is a procedure that involves removing the frenum, a fold of tissue to be found between teeth, under the tongue, and at the sides of the gum. A frenulectomy is necessary only if the frenum causes functional problems or the patient does not feel comfortable with teeth that present wide gaps in between, a typical occurrence when the frenum between teeth is too large and braces or other orthodontic appliances cannot be recommended until the frenum is removed.
Removing a frenum causes no loss of any kind of function to the patient and therefore the safety of its removal is guaranteed.
When gums are unusually shaped, a gingivoplasty procedure can correct and reshape the gum tissue in order to make the gums more pleasant to the eye. Unusually shaped gums can be a result of a purely genetic occurrence, a dental disease or a trauma that caused damages to the gums.