Oral surgery treats diseases, injuries, and deformities in the oral and the maxillofacial region (head, neck, face, jaw, and the hard and soft tissues around them).
Oral Surgery Procedures
Oral surgery is performed to provide solutions to many kinds of dental issues. Listed below are some of the most common oral surgery procedures performed by your trusted Doncaster East dentist.
When you have missing tooth/teeth, the first thing that comes into your mind is to replace them immediately because of the embarrassment lost teeth bring.
Dental implants are the best options for tooth loss caused by damage from an accident or infection.
Dental implants are screw-like structures that serve as replacements for the lost tooth root.
They are placed in the jawbone under the gums and stabilise the replacement crowns to which they are attached.
Candidates for dental implants must have healthy bones as this is the basis of determining if they are qualified to undergo surgery.
They must be unlikely to develop infection and must be willing to maintain good oral hygiene practices.
Teeth that have been blocked from coming through the gum are called impacted teeth. Sometimes, a tooth may be only partially impacted, meaning it has started to break through.
Often, impacted teeth cause no apparent symptoms and are only discovered during X-rays at your dentist’s office.
Uneven jaw growth. For some, the upper and lower jaws fail to grow properly. Uneven jaws can cause problems in speaking, eating, swallowing, and even breathing.
Some of these problems, like uneven teeth alignment, can be fixed by braces and other orthodontic appliances.
More severe issues, like facial injuries, require oral surgery to fix all or parts of the jaw into a more balanced, functional, and healthy position.
Improve the fit of dentures. To ensure properl fit, oral surgery can be performed to fix any irregularities of the jaws before manufacturing dentures.
The supporting bone wears away over time, resulting in loose fitting dentures. In severe cases, your oral surgeon can perform a bone grafting surgery on areas that have less bone than required.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The temporomandibular joint is the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw attach.
TMJ is one of the common causes of headache and facial pain. Most patients with TMJ disorders can be treated with a combination of oral treatments.
Facial injury. Fractured jaws and facial bones often need oral surgery for repair. Consult with your Doncaster East dentist to discuss the oral surgery procedure that needs to be performed.
Cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate result when all or parts of the mouth and nasal cavity don’t grow properly during foetal development, resulting in a gap in the lip and/or an opening in the roof of the mouth.
Snoring/sleep apnoea. When positive pressure air machines and dental splint appliances fail to alleviate this problem, oral surgery can be performed.
Oral surgery involves the removal of soft tissues of the oropharynx or the lower jaw. Laser surgery is a newer treatment option.
Facial infections. Pain, redness, and swelling in the face, neck, or jaws may be signs of complications, including infection.
Infections in these areas can develop into life-threatening emergencies if ignored.
Oral surgery may involve cutting into and draining the infected area, as well as extracting any teeth that might be involved.
Oral Surgery at DonEast Supreme Dental
Oral surgeries performed at our clinic are guaranteed safe and effective. We provide a wide range of dental services for patients who reside in Doncaster East and the surrounding areas.
Visit your trusted Doncaster East dentist today!
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on-site parking for our patients. Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
GAP FREE for New Patients!
(with any health insurance)
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)