Have your teeth become so badly broken that they cannot be removed by normal extraction? Are your partially impacted wisdom teeth causing you excruciating pain? Dr Danka can solve these problems by performing minor oral surgeries that are designed to eliminate your pain and brighten your smile.

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgeries are procedures performed by dental specialists and oral surgeons like Dr Danka. They are operations performed on your jaws, teeth, gums and surrounding oral structure of your face. They include teeth extractions, gum grafts, removing wisdom teeth and retained or buried roots. Dental implants are also considered as oral surgery.

How will I know if I need Minor Oral Surgery?

There are various reasons why you might need oral surgery. Dr Danka might recommend you have it if you have the following:

  • You have 1 or more badly broken teeth
  • You have impacted teeth. This is when your teeth don’t have enough room to emerge normally
    Considerable tooth decay
  • You have periodontitis (gum disease)
  • You have a loose tooth or teeth
  • You have oral cancer
  • You have missing teeth
  • Jaw bone deterioration

Are there different types of oral surgery?

Yes, there are. The most common being tooth extraction. Others include gum surgery and dental implants.

Tooth extraction

If your teeth have become severely decayed, you might need them extracted. Complications with wisdom teeth may also require extraction. Tooth extractions are also carried out to prepare you for implants or dentures.

Periodontal surgery

If you suffer from gum disease or a serious gum infection, you may need surgery to suture your gum tissue into place. If you have receding gums, a gum graft will be needed to correct the effects of gum recession.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a titanium screw or post that is surgically placed into your jaw. It acts as an anchor for a false tooth and functions in a similar way to the natural root of your tooth. Implants act as a foundation for a dental crown attachment.

What can I expect before oral surgery?

The doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination that will include checking your jaw, gums, and teeth. To get a clearer view of your jawbone, nerves, and teeth, he will take x-rays and dental scans. The information gathered will enable him to devise a treatment plan suited to your particular needs.

What can I expect during oral surgery?

Minor oral surgeries are typically carried out in the dental offices. It is an out-patient procedure that requires a local anaesthesia. Complex cases may be performed in a hospital under general anaesthesia. Dr Danka will inform you of which one you will need.

If you are undergoing a surgical tooth extraction, Dr Danka will numb your gum and make a small incision in your gum. This is to enable him to access and extract the affected tooth and underlying root.
Dental implant surgery is done in the rooms under local anaesthetic. The titanium screw or implant will be surgically implanted into your jaw. You will need a healing period of a few months before the abutment is attached to the screw.

Periodontal surgery will require Dr Danka to make small cuts in your gum. This is done to enable him to lift the gum and remove tartar and bacteria that have built up. After the procedure, your gums will be stitched back to allow the tissue to fit firmly around your teeth.

How long does oral surgery take?

The length of your minor oral surgery varies and will depend on several factors. These include:

  • The type of oral surgery you are having – surgery durations vary depending on the type. A single tooth extraction could take up to 30 minutes. Periodontal surgery could take up to 2 hours or more.
  • How many teeth are being treated – if the doctor needs to extract multiple teeth, each additional tooth extraction could add up to 3-15 minutes each.
  • The type of sedative used – the effects of nitrous oxide can be felt in 3-5 minutes. You will feel the effects of oral conscious sedation in about an hour.

What happens after minor oral surgery and what are the risks?

After your surgery, the doctor will give you instructions on how to care for your mouth. You will need to strictly follow these instructions to reduce the risk of infection or other post-op complications that could arise. You will feel uncomfortable after your procedure and pain will set in around the operation site. The doctor will prescribe pain killers for you. All surgeries come with risks and minor oral surgery is no different. The risks could include the following:

  • Infection
  • Sinus problems
  • Damage to your adjacent teeth
  • Facial swelling
    Persistent bleeding
  • Dry socket. This is when the blood clotting process is disturbed.
  • Root fragments

Closely following Dr Danka’s aftercare instructions will help you to dramatically decrease the chances of any of the above occurring. Take your prescribed medications and follow the guidelines the doctor gave you.

What are the benefits of oral surgery?

Oral surgery is performed to tackle and resolve an underlying problem. The goal is to prevent long-term damage. If your procedure is successful, your self-esteem and confidence will be given a boost.

When should I consult with Dr Danka?

It is crucial that you set up an appointment with Dr Danka as soon as you experience any pain in your gums, jaw, or teeth. Warning signs should not be taken lightly. If you notice a loose tooth, bleeding gums, or facial swelling, a consultation with the doctor is necessary.

Because Dr Danka uses advanced dental equipment, he is able to provide his patients with top-notch dental care and specialised services in Bedfordview. The goal of oral surgery is to restore the health of your teeth and gums and restore your self-confidence. Dr Danka focuses strongly on promoting and maintaining good oral health. Should you or someone you know require his dental services in Bedfordview, we suggest you set up an appointment today. It’s time to take the first step towards a healthy smile and better quality of life

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