City of London Dentist Talks You Through Dental Surgery
There are numerous operations that come under the title of dental surgery but all involve medical practices that deal directly with the teeth and jaw bones. The range of surgery can go from minor fillings or crowns to major reconstructive operations to adjust, fix, or realign your bones and muscle.
Dental prosthetics is a common form of dental surgery and involves the addition of artificial elements to your teeth in order to maintain or improve functionality and/or cosmetic appearance. Crowns, veneers, bridges, implants and dentures all involve some form of dental surgery. These are relatively minor and can often be done with only a local anaesthetic.
‘Endodontic’ surgery involves operations that deal with the pulp and root of the teeth. The most widely done being root canal surgery. This involves the removal of old damaged or infected roots that can cause pain and discomfort, often followed by a filling or crown to protect the exposed area.
Orthodontic surgery deals with the fixing of the bite, such as through the installation of braces. As your teeth are developing it is common for some to not develop at perfectly straight angles. Orthodontics is able to reshape and realign the teeth to sit squarely and straight in the mouth. Extraction is also a common orthodontic treatment that many people undergo with the arrival of their wisdom teeth.
The vast majority of dental surgeries can be undertaken at your dentist’s office. If you need dental surgery your City of London dentist will be able to talk you through all the possible procedures to make sure you get the function and cosmetic appearance that you desire.