How Maxillofacial Surgery Can Change Your Life We are born with a certain...
The most common teeth surgeries are removing teeth that cause problems (wisdom teeth or deeply damaged teeth), and root end resections to preserve teeth. Other common interventions are tooth exposures for orthodontic treatments, treatment of receded gum tissue with the help of gingival transplant. You will benefit from our surgical experience in all of these procedures. A thorough examination of the findings helps to avoid complications and the gentle treatment reduces swelling and impaired mouth opening.
We will discuss all treatment steps and possible risks with you in advance. Together with you, we choose whether the treatment should be carried out under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation or general anesthesia.
In emergencies and in pain situations, we are usually able to help you on the same day. Together we can optimize your treatment and avoid unnecessary risks!
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure used to remove one or more of the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of the mouth- two on top and two at the bottom.
Wisdom tooth extraction is recommended when the tooth doesn’t have enough room to grow, resulting in pain, infections and other dental issues. Our dental surgeons surgically remove this impacted wisdom tooth, resolving the issues with pain and other difficulties.
During the procedure, dental surgeons use one of the two types of anesthesia depending upon the complexity of the procedure. Local anesthesia involves injections near the site of extraction. By using a numbing gel, the dentist will first numb the area. With local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain, but will experience some pressure and movement during the procedure.
In some cases, general anesthesia is suggested for wisdom tooth removal. As a result, the patient will experience neither pain nor will have any memory of the procedure.
Agingiva transplant or gum graft is used to correct the effects of gum recession. Gum recession normally occurs when the gum tissue wears away to expose the root of the tooth. This will eventually cause the patient to suffer from increased sensitivity, especially when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. Because gum recession happens slowly, many people don’t realize its effects until it’s too late. While some people opt for the procedure for cosmetic reasons, most people are recommended to undergo this procedure to protect their teeth from exposure and eventual loss.
During the procedure, our periodontist removes the healthy gum tissue from the roof of the mouth to reconstruct the gum tissue over the teeth. The patient will be placed under local anesthesia to ensure that the procedure doesn’t hurt.
During the recovery, the patient will be asked to avoid flossing or brushing of the site, take prescribed antibiotics if needed, use mouthwash to control plaque buildup, avoid heavy exercises and smoking. Also the patient needs to wear removable plate in the upper jaw to protect the site where the transplant it harvestet. The healing process will take 1 to 2 weeks, but may take longer in some other people cases. To ease the discomfort during the healing period, our periodontists suggest the use of painkillers apart from the prescribed medicines.
Apicoectomy is a procedure used to treat the root end, if an infection develops or continues even after a root canal treatment. Our dental surgeons recommend this surgery only if the root cannot be saved with conventional root canal treatment. Apicoectomy can help save the adjacent healthy teeth by preserving the function of your natural tooth.
Under local anesthesia, an incision is made near the gum to expose the infection and remove the inflamed tissue. The tip of the tooth’s root is removed and sealed with a small filling. The gum tissue is closed with the help of a few stitches. The bone heals around the root over the next few months.
This is a surgical procedure used in difficult orthodontic cases to correct the anatomy of the jaw. Using 3D technology, we are able to move the lower jaw, the upper jaw or both. The correction is mainly functional and easthetic in nature and allows the patients to have a better long term prognosis. This type of surgery is done only after a thorough consultation with the patient to better understand if they truly need it. Many factors enter into the final decision and are discussed including easthetics, functional, psychological and dental considerations. Most of these orthognathic surgeries are done after aligning the jaws using different orthodontic treatments.
Our GDNC team makes this treatment possible in Dubai from the comfort of your home, saving you the time and discomfort of traveling abroad. Our maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Axel Berens, is highly experienced in this kind of surgery. He is known among the dental community as a leading surgeon in this field.
The type of anesthesia used depends on the procedure and the patient’s preference. Some surgeries may require only a local anesthetic, while others might require sedation or general anesthesia. It’s essential to discuss your preferences with your oral surgeon.
The main recovery period is typically around 3-5 days. By days 5-7, most patients experience significant improvement. However, it’s essential to follow post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing.
Gum grafting is necessary when the gums have receded significantly, exposing the roots of the teeth. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and aesthetic concerns. The procedure helps protect the exposed roots, reduce sensitivity, and improve the appearance of the gums.
A root canal treatment addresses tooth infections from the tooth’s surface by opening the tooth, removing the infected pulp, and sealing it. An Apicoectomy, on the other hand, addresses infections from the bottom of the tooth, where the oral surgeon accesses the root tip through the gums, removes it, and then seals it.
Recovery times can vary. Initial healing typically takes about 6 weeks, but complete healing of the jaws can take up to 12 weeks or longer. Patients are usually advised to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities for the first few weeks after surgery.