Other oral surgery procedures at DentalCarePlus
At DentalCarePlus our experienced implant dentists perform the full array of oral surgery procedures in order to ensure that there is sufficient bone or soft tissue for dental implants to be safely and securely placed.
A dental clinician undergoes specialised training to carry out oral surgery procedures. Success rates are usually very high if a soft tissue grafting procedure is carried out by a trained and experienced dentist and strict aftercare instructions followed. As well as GDC Registered Specialists in Oral Surgery, all of our clinicians are trained and have experience in the full array of oral surgery treatments.
See also bone grafting, sinus lift and soft tissue grafting.
- For any all questions regarding our oral surgery treatments, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment coordinators.
- Since DentalCarePlus are renowned for very competitive prices, we are acutely aware that the cost of a dental implant treatment – especially when an oral surgery treatment is also required – is not insignificant for most people.
- Are you a referring dentist with patients requiring oral surgery treatment? Contact us for details see Referrals
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Other oral surgery treatments at DentalCarePlus
DentalCarePlus perform all types of oral surgery procedures, including:
A tooth extraction is performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration.
Extractions are routinely performed, especially in the cases of implant treatment plans. We also have expertise in performing complex extractions, such as impacted wisdom teeth.
Impacted / embedded tooth extraction
A tooth which has fully formed but has broken through the gum into the mouth is either impacted or embedded – they are also known as un-erupted teeth. Instead or erupting through the gum tissue into their correct partition they remain under the surface of either the gum or bone.
Impacted teeth occur where one tooth is prevented from erupting due to being wedged up against a neighbouring tooth. It is always necessary to extract impacted teeth to prevent further problems.
If a tooth is not breaking through the gum because of being under bone it is classed as being embedded. In the majority of the cases where the tooth is being blocked by the gum it may lack the force necessary to break through the gum.
A bony impaction is when a tooth is impacted entirely within bone and a soft-tissue impaction is when the tooth has broken through the bony cortex and is also partly or entirely covered by the gums.
Vestibuloplasty (lip repositioning)
A vestibuloplasty is a dental surgical procedure to which aims to restore the alveolar ridge* height by lowering the muscles attached to the jaws.
There are two *alveolar ridges, one on the roof of the mouth (between the palate the teeth) one on the bottom of the mouth – behind the lower teeth. Alveolar ridges contain the sockets (called alveoli) of the teeth.
Tooth / Crown lengthening
This is a common surgical procedure. The clinician removes gum tissue, bone or both in order to expose a tooth more.
Tooth / Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure when no enough of the tooth emerges from the gum to support a crown / veneer.
This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line or when a crown or filling falls out and there is decay underneath.
Some people have a ‘gummy smile’ – when lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth. This also can also be treated with crown lengthening.