When we think of the words ‘dental surgery’, we can be forgiven for thinking it’s the building in Surrey where we go to be administered pain! But the actual term refers more to the procedures surrounding dentistry that involve some form of reconstruction to the teeth, gums and jaws- this can also extend to facial reconstruction. There are four main areas that dentists specialise. Periodontics specialises in structures and diseases that affect our teeth and the treatment and rebuilding. Orthodontic treatment covers such issues and teeth alignment by the use of braces, dental implants and tooth extraction. Endodontics concerns itself with everything inside the tooth as well a root canal treatment, but probably Prosthodontics is the most common field that people can relate to as it deals with the cosmetic side of dentistry covering everything false from bridges, veneers, crowns, implants to dentures. All of these involve some form of rebuilding so the treatment you get from one of these professionals can be quite intricate and technical. This has been aided by the advances in technology that has seen the introduction of lasers, computers and digital imaging which has greatly help to refine procedures. Of course, there are also many others arms to dental surgery as well that your run of the mill dentist that carries out from fillings to sedation. One thing is for sure- you are in safe hands.
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New technologies and methods are constantly being developed within the field of dental surgery. Most people at some point in their lives will require some form of dental surgery, often minor procedures such as crowns or fillings but also major operations such as dental implants or root canal treatment.
Your Surrey dentist will be able to do the vast majority of surgeries in the dental practice. For major reconstructive surgeries it may be necessary to visit a hospital or specialist. The most common form of dental surgery is prosthetic dentistry, using artificial materials to change size or shape of your teeth or gums. Crowns, fillings, veneers, implants, bridges, and dentures are all prosthetics and most can be done under local anaesthetic with your local dentist.
The root of your teeth is living tissue that supports your teeth and links it to your body. Surgery relating to this area is referred to as endodontic surgery. Different types of root canal treatment fall under this category. If the root of your tooth dies your tooth will eventually fall out, and so it is essential to be aware of possible infections.
Orthodontic surgery focuses on the shape of your bite. The installation of braces to restructure your teeth is a form of orthodontic surgery. Making sure your teeth develop in straight lines is vitally important for future dental health.
Your local dentist will be able to talk you through the different dental surgeries if you are to ever need them. Most are very straight forward and require only a local anaesthetic and minimal recovery time.
Dental surgery can take many forms but usually it is split into much specialised areas by very specialised people, because who you are treated by depends on exactly where in the mouth you have a problem. For example, dental prosthetics tends to cover everything to do with cosmetic based tooth improvements or replacements, ranging from crowns to veneers to bridges through to implants. Orthodontics covers the alignment of the teeth, whilst endodontics deals with everything inside the teeth- but these are specialist fields. Other examples you may have experienced yourself in Surrey are basic dental surgery procedures such as fillings, de-scaling or root canal treatment. These are all forms of dental surgery. Of course, there are areas where surgical procedures become complex. The damage caused by injury or oral cancer can mean reconstructing areas of the mouth after initial treatment. Damage to the jaws by grinding your teeth or injury by impact from playing sports also fall into a specialised category of surgery. Essentially though, as Mulberry dental care would concur, all are design to maintain the general welfare of everything oral, so you can rest assured that you are in very good hands throughout the dental world.
There are many reasons we book an appointment at the dentist. It could be an irritating pain, an ache, and swelling or perhaps you want to improve the look of your teeth and smile. At the Mulberry Dental care clinic in Surrey we offer a wide range of dental surgeries from highly qualified dental surgeons.
The most common form of dental surgery that we commonly associate with surgery is tooth extraction. This is still a common problem due to tooth decay or injured teeth. Sometimes tooth extractions are needed to make room for other teeth. At the Mulberry Dental Care in Surrey we offer a range of treatments. These include dental implants which mimic the missing tooth canal and make dentures fit better and help the bone to grow where a tooth is missing.
Often during adolescent years the canines can become an issue. Surgery is regularly needed when canines grow in the wrong place and need help going to the correct part of the gum. Patients from Surrey and further afield can suffer this problem.
Root canal infections are also commonly treated using high tech methods of surgery filling the root and topping with a crown or filling using the very latest technology.
Scared of surgery?
The thought of any kind of surgery can make people tremble in their shoes with thoughts of scalpels, blood and ‘going under the surgeon’s knife’. But, at Mulberry Dental Care we work only with the best dental surgeons to be found. They are all highly qualified and deal with every patient individually, carefully explaining each step of the treatment and helping with any anxiety or nerves. Surgery can correct many problems and leave you with a healthy mouth to be proud of.