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.