We perform all types of extractions at Udental Clinic. Whether you need a simple extraction or wisdom tooth removal, our skilled dentists can restore your dental health!
Simple extractions refer to the removal of a tooth that has already erupted from your gums. They are the easiest of all extractions and heal relatively quickly. If you have a split tooth, severe periodontal disease, excessive decay or overcrowding, then you may need an extraction
Surgical extractions take place on teeth that have not fully erupted. These surgeries are often more complex, time-consuming and may require longer healing times.
Surgical extractions may require stitches and diligent aftercare. Our dentists will go over aftercare procedures, so you heal as quickly as possible.
We use a soft tissue laser to sculpt and shape the line of your gums. If you have a gummy smile or an oddly-shaped gingival margin, we can use our relatively painless laser to reshape your gumline.
Gingival sculpting is also useful for situations where your teeth appear too small.
If you suffer from severe periodontal disease, you may require periodontal treatment. We use a laser that removes bacteria, infection and diseased tissue from periodontal patients. Many patients find it more comfortable and report a quicker recovery than with traditional surgical methods.
The laser treatment reduces inflammation, eliminates the need for cutting tissue and reduces root exposure sensitivity.
Your dentist sees the inside of your mouth where you cannot! We are often your eyes for conditions like tumours, oral cancer, and cysts.
A visual inspection of your mouth will be performed during each of your preventative exams. If your dentist finds an abnormality, we can perform a surgical biopsy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery is a specialized field of dentistry that involves surgical procedures on the mouth, jaw, and facial regions. It can address various issues, from tooth extraction to complex surgeries like dental implants.
When is oral surgery necessary?
Oral surgery may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and the removal of cysts, tumors, or infections.
What types of oral surgeries are commonly performed?
Common oral surgeries include tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth), dental implant placement, bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, and soft tissue surgeries like gum grafts.
Is oral surgery painful?
Oral surgery is typically performed under anesthesia to ensure that patients do not feel pain during the procedure. After the surgery, some discomfort may be experienced, but pain is managed with medications and should subside with time.
How do I prepare for oral surgery?
Your oral surgeon will provide specific pre-surgical instructions, which may include fasting before the procedure, stopping certain medications, and arranging for transportation to and from the appointment.
What can I expect during the recovery period after oral surgery?
The recovery period depends on the type of surgery. It may involve swelling, discomfort, and dietary restrictions. Your oral surgeon will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to help you through the healing process.
Can I eat after oral surgery, and what foods are recommended?
After oral surgery, a soft diet is usually recommended for a few days. Foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and pudding are good options. Avoid hot, spicy, and crunchy foods during the initial recovery.
Replacing Old Veneers
Are you unhappy with the way your old veneers look? Advancements in dental technology have made veneers look more attractive. if you want to replace your old veneers, we can help.