There are several conditions that might warrant dental Manchester surgical procedures. While no one relishes the thought of undergoing invasive treatments, we strongly believe that if you have a good understanding of what is being done and how, then it helps to alleviate the fear factor. In fact at Church Road Dental, oral surgery is something that we’re very passionate about, so to make life a little easier for you, we’ve written this post to give you an idea of the types of oral surgery available and also,what you can expect when you visit our practice.
Impacted wisdom teeth
This is quite a common procedure at our Church Road dental practice. It occurs when the third molars (more commonly known as wisdom teeth) don’t erupt (break through) properly and are misaligned. This causes them to become impacted between the jawbone and the gum and therefore need extracting. Extraction is usually carried out under a local anaesthetic and the procedure is relatively quick. Usually patients are back to normal within a few days.
Implants are a common form of missing teeth replacement in the 21st century and are by far the most effective. Implants are secured into position by being screwed down into the jaw bone. Over time the surrounding bone tissue fuses with the titanium implant to create a super-strong platform. The surgical part of the treatment takes around 1-2 hours but this dental Manchester procedure as a whole can take up to 9 months. Implant surgery is pain free with most patients opting for dental sedation (a cross between a local and a general anaesthetic). Again after surgery, patients are usually fully able to function within 3-7 days.
Accidents happen and when teeth have been knocked out, they need to be replaced. The method of treatment and the longevity of the surgery depends on the degree of the problem. However the surgeon can carry out procedures such as fitting replacement teeth, treating jaw and gum damage and correcting jaw joint issues. At Church Road dental, oral surgery such as this is carried out by a highly experienced team who use the latest re-constructive methods to restore full bite function.
So there you have it, the most common dental Manchester surgical procedures and what to expect. If you feel that you might need oral surgery, then we invite you to come and talk to our team at Church Road dental who will put you at ease. To book a consultation, contact us on 0161 486 0743 and start the ball rolling. Remember oral surgical procedures are never as bad as they might seem so don’t let the fear factor detract from you having healthy teeth.