Wisdom tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to come through the gums. This usually happens in the late teenage years. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is not uncommon for people have fewer than this. Often there is little space at the back of the jaw for wisdom teeth to come through. When there isn’t enough room, the tooth will become impacted (wedged in).
Extraction of a tooth or retained root
Some teeth are relatively easy to remove, whereas others can be difficult. Some difficult extractions may carry a significant risk of injury to nearby nerves.
Removal of cysts and biopsies
Cysts are fluid filled sacks within the jaw bone. They grow by expansion and can gradually increase in size to the extent that the adversely affect the support of the adjacent teeth and strength of the jaw. It is essential to treat cysts before they become too large. If abnormal tissue occurs in the mouth, we may need to remove a small piece for analysis. We use a variety of cutting instruments in order to complete biopsies. We then send the tissue to a pathologist who can confirm the diagnosis. Once we receive the pathologist’s report, we’ll discuss treatment options with you.
An impacted tooth is one that is ‘stuck’ and cannot erupt into function. The upper canine tooth is one of the most common teeth to become impacted. This tooth is crucial in the dental arch and plays an important role in your bite.
Dental implants are an advanced treatment option for the long lasting replacement of missing teeth. Implants can be used individually to support an artificial crown where a single tooth is lost, or more than one implant can be used to support a bridge where several teeth are lost. A whole arch of teeth (upper or lower) can be supported by four, five or six dental implants.