Oral Surgery

In our practice/office/clinic, a number of surgical procedures in the oral cavity is performed, some of which are:

  • Surgical extraction of impacted and semi-impacted third molars (wisdom teeth)

  • Surgical extraction of tooth roots and tooth root tips

  • Tooth root tip removal

  • Surgical/Clinical crown lengthening

  • Alveolar jaw surgery and exostosis treatment

  • Surgical Periodontal Treatment

  • Frenectomy

Wisdom Teeth

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The formation of the third molars (wisdom teeth) is completed at the age of 18-24 years, when they erupt into the oral cavity, while in some cases their development might continue into later life. They are the last teeth to erupt in one’s mouth and there is wide variation in their morphology and their time of eruption.

Very often, there is lack of space in the region where normally the third molars erupt, which leads to dental occlusion with the tooth not rising in the oral cavity.

Depending on their location, they create respective problems.

The most common problem which occurs is poor hygiene due to their position, something which inevitably leads to infection and inflammation (pericoronitis), the development of pain, redness, and general symptoms such as earache, neck pain and headache. Especially in the case where a part of the crown of the tooth has risen (in this case the wisdom tooth is called semi-impacted), retention of foods and germs is easier and occurrence of pericoronitis is more likely.

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In cases where tooth inclination is not towards the level of chewing, but forward, regional problems can be caused in the second molar, which is affecting of its distal surface with decay, and destruction of the supporting bone, resulting in long term development of periodontal problems. In many cases, the forward inclination of the wisdom teeth pushes other teeth, resulting in the occurrence of overcrowding, especially in the front area, so we remove wisdom teeth in order to prevent such risk.