Different Types of Dental Surgery

Posted by Dr Ding | 9th July 2018

Every day, thousands of people undergo a dental surgery. There are different types of dental surgeries, such as tooth extraction  dental implant surgeries, correcting the alignment of the jaws, etc. For dental surgeries, you need to look for a qualified oral surgeon because they are the ones that perform the procedure. Your dentist, however, can do tooth extractions and root canal treatments in the clinic. Take a look at the different dental surgeries:

Jaws Alignment

If your jaw is not aligned properly, your dentist might recommend you to undergo an orthodontic surgery. This type of surgery is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.

To align the jaw the surgeon has to break the jaw and align them again.

This would change the structure of the face and you can look different. By doing this you can improve the chewing, breathing and speech problems. 

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions can be done for cosmetic reasons or because the tooth has decayed to an extent that cannot be repaired. Many extractions are done on the request of the patient.

Tooth extractions are cheaper than repairing of the decayed tooth, plus many patients also opt for extraction when they are getting dentures. 

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment can be performed in a dental clinic by a regular dentist. The dentist will apply a mild sedation or a local anaesthesia before the root canal and the pulp of tooth are removed. The canal is filled and a cap is placed on the tooth.

Wisdom Teeth

First, let's define wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are each of the four hindmost molars, which usually appear at about the age of twenty.

Many people don't have enough space in the mouth and once the wisdom teeth get impacted in the gums, they will push the other teeth, making the mouth misaligned. If this occur, you will need to get the help of an oral surgeon.

The oral surgeon will cut the gums open to remove the wisdom teeth. Because of the pain involved, the surgery will be done under anaesthesia. Once the teeth are removed, the surgeon places stitches in the mouth.

Healing is usually completed within seven days, but it can take longer depending on patients' general health.

The wisdom tooth surgeries are performed by oral surgeons and you can find many dental clinics in Petaling Jaya that carry out the procedure. Just look for the one that is right for you.

With so many Dentist and Dental clinics in Petaling Jaya, it is hard to know which one is the right choice for dental surgery. To make a more sensible choice, ask yourself the following questions:

  • • What qualifications do the dentist or surgeon have? Ask friends and family for their personal experience.

  • • Where is the Dentist and Dental clinic? How is the traffic condition around the clinic in Petaling Jaya? This is important because in many cases you will not be able to drive after the surgery, so you will need someone to take you home.

  • • When does the Dental clinic open?

  • • Do I need to make an appointment?

  • • What types of surgeries do the Dentist and Dental clinic provide?

  • • How much does the surgery cost around in Petaling Jaya?

Before you undergo any dental surgery, make sure you talk to your dentist to resolve any doubts or concerns about the surgery. It’s a good idea to have a second opinion so that you are sure that surgery is the only solution. Be calm before the surgery; the majority of dental surgeries are not complicated and you will be home within a few hours.

On the day of the surgery make sure you arrive at least 20 minutes early. This will give you time to relax and fill out all the paperwork. It’s recommended to ask a friend or family member to give you a ride. If no one is available, you can take a cab or use public transportation. But if this two options are not available, wait and rest in the dentist clinic before start driving. 

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