Removing wisdom teeth is one of the most common types of oral surgery, but there are other reasons why oral surgery may be necessary, including:
- As a treatment for serious conditions affecting teeth, palate, lips, jaw or face
- To alleviate problems due to infections, facial pain or sleep apnoea
- To repair damage caused by a serious injury or accident
Alita Dental regularly receives referrals from other dentists in our local area for difficult extractions. Two of our dentists regularly mentor dental students from the University of Queenslandand Griffith University. All of our dental team members are very committed to continuing education and ensure they remain up to date with the latest techniques and procedures.
At Alita Dental we offer a number of surgical procedures, including:
While we always prefer to preserve your natural teeth, sometimes an extraction is necessary. These procedures are performed under anaesthesia to make the process as painless as possible. Prior to the removal, we will discuss with you the best options for replacement, which may include implants, bridges or dentures.
Impacted Tooth Extraction
An impacted tooth is one that does not break through the gum, usually because it lies against another tooth, bone or soft tissue. It is important to remove an impacted tooth because it may damage other teeth or become painful.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth — which are also called third molars — are the final set of permanent teeth to appear in a person’s mouth and are generally the least needed. Wisdom teeth can endanger your dental health if they become impacted, force your other teeth out of alignment or increase your risk of periodontal disease, which is why they are generally surgically removed when they first appear.
A frenectomy is the surgical removal of the fraenum, a thin band of tissue in the mouth found between the upper two teeth, on the sides of the gums and under the tongue. If the fraenum interferes with the developmental position of the teeth or in speech development, it is surgically removed.
A frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure that frees the movement of your tongue or lips to enable regular function. The procedure takes around half an hour and recovery is usually very quick.
Minor Oral Surgery
We also offer a wide range of minor oral surgical procedures, such as the removal of cysts, painful papillae and associated hard and soft tissue.
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