11 Jul

Reasons to Have Oral Surgery

Baker Street Dental is proud to have some of the UK’s leading dentists on hand to perform treatment for patients requiring oral surgery. Oral surgery a field of dentistry that deals with a wide range of problems using a variety of surgical treatments and techniques. The most common types of oral surgery procedure include extraction and reconstructive dental work.

Why would I need oral surgery?

There are many different reasons why you might need oral surgery. Some of the most common types of surgical procedure carried out in dentistry include:

  • wisdom tooth extraction
  • reconstruction and restorative treatment
  • implant placement

You may be advised to undergo surgery if you have the following issues or needs:

  • impacted wisdom teeth
  • jaw injury or disorders
  • bone loss
  • advanced gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • irregularity of the bite
  • problems with the sinus cavities
  • dental damage caused by trauma
  • gummy smile

We also use surgical treatment as part of treatment planning for dental implants and as a basis for some cosmetic services, including gum contouring, smile makeovers and facial reconstruction.

Is surgery the only option?

Surgery is often a last resort in many cases, for example when a tooth is infected and it is better to extract it, rather than attempt to save it. In some cases, however, surgery is the only option. Surgery is often used to correct structural abnormalities affecting the function of the teeth or jaws or the look of the smile and it can also be really helpful in the planning stage of complex treatments such as implant treatment. We often use surgery in cases where patients have severe orthodontic problems to adjust the position of the jaws before the patient starts wearing braces. This tends to be the case when the teeth are misaligned due to a significant over or underbite.
If you need surgery, your Baker Street Dental dentist will prepare you in every way possible and explain exactly why you need treatment and why it will benefit you before you decide to go ahead with the procedure. We understand that many people feel apprehensive about having a check-up, never mind a surgical procedure, but we assure you that you are in expert hands and we use the latest techniques to minimise discomfort and achieve the best possible results. Our friendly, compassionate team will be there every step of the way to help plan your treatment, carry out the procedure effectively and facilitate a speedy recovery.