Oral surgery — the diagnosis and surgical therapy of the diseases and injuries of the mouth, jaw, and surrounding structures.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth – Extraction
Wisdom teeth are removed because of the following:
- Impacted tooth growth
- Growth at the wrong angle
- Periodontal infection
- Tooth trapped within the jawbone
Tooth Loss – Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts that bond with the jawbone to support and hold restorations such as crowns, bridges, dentures, facial prostheses.
Qualified candidates for dental implants need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone in the area, must not be at risk with infection and must be willing to maintain good oral hygiene habits.
Unequal jaw growth
There are some cases when the upper and lower jaws do not grow properly, which can cause problems with speaking, eating, swallowing, and breathing.
Severe jaw problems may need oral surgery to remove all or parts of the lower and/or upper jaw, to create more balanced, functional, and healthy jaws.
Improve the fit of dentures
Oral surgery may be done to correct the irregularities of jaws before the fabrication of the dentures. This ensures a proper fit; it can also help long-term denture wearers.
The supporting bones often wear down over time, resulting in a denture that no longer fits properly.
Temporomandibular joint disorders
Temporomandibular joint disorders occur when there are issues with the facial and jaw muscles. This is the result of clenching your jaws or grinding your teeth over long periods.
TMJ disorders can cause pain in the face, neck and back and dizziness.
Other Conditions Treated by Oral Surgery
- Facial injury repair
- Lesion removal and biopsy
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
- Facial infection
- Snoring or sleep apnoea
After Surgery Care
On the day of surgery, fresh and soft food is recommended, such as applesauce, cottage cheese, or yogurt. Hot foods may disturb clot formation in the extraction sites.
The next day, it’s recommended to avoid crunchy foods such as popcorn and nuts since they break into little pieces and can get packed down in the extraction site.
If you had a dental implantation surgery, avoid chewing on hard foods for six weeks, or the healing of the implant will be compromised.
Oral Surgery Recovery
- Take it easy
- Rest at home
- Avoid physical activity
- Use ice
- Eat soft foods
- Take prescribed antibiotics
- Keep your mouth clean
- Brush carefully
- Eat foods rich in vitamin a and C (as these vitamins support the healing process)
Oral Surgery in Wantirna South
Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic offers several effective and high-quality dental services, including oral surgery.
Trust your oral health no one else. At Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic, your and your family’s smiles are our number one priority.
Call us at (03) 9800 2338. We are located at 87 Stud Road in Wantirna South.