Surgery is a field of dentistry that uses surgical treatment to eliminate ailments both in the oral cavity and its vicinity. At Platinum, procedures are performed under anesthesia, so our patients do not feel pain or excessive discomfort. Due to the fact that surgery is associated with considerable intervention, the recovery recovery after the procedure can take up to several hours. Our specialists use modern techniques and equipment, which enable them to obtain precise effects and eliminate the existing ailments. We frequently use a state-of-the-art X-ray machine to correctly analyze the condition and conduct a more in-depth diagnostic evaluation.
We perform the following treatments:
- extraction of impacted teeth
- undercutting of the frenulum
- surgical extraction of wisdom teeth
- regeneration of alveolar processes
- Maxillary sinus floor augmentation
- surgical treatment of periodontal diseases
Curettage is a treatment for people who have gum problems that can develop into instability of teeth. It is perforfmed in gingival pockets in patients with gingivitis. Frequently, calculus removal
proves to be insufficient and a reliable dental procedure is required. Curretage leads to shallowing of the gingival pocket, which reduces the risk of calculus formation. If treatment is not implemented, teeth may begin to wobble and, eventually, fall out.
The treatment is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor removes tissue and bacterial biofilm from the inflamed area. The dental root and plaque are cleaned. As a result, the inflammation is eliminated and new epithelium is formed in the cleared area. Our doctors perform two types of curretage:
- Closed curettage – which does not require gum incision and separation of the mucosal flap as the treatment is performed at a depth of up to 5 mm. The specialist cleans the infected gingival pocket.
- Open curettage – indicated in the case of gingival pockets whose size exceeds 5 mm. In such cases, it is necessary to perform an incision which will allow the doctor to also reach tissues that are located deeper. After cleaning the root and tissue, the doctor sutures the wound.
Extraction of an unerupted tooth
Surgical removal of impacted teeth is among treatments that are more difficult than standard extraction. This is primarily due to the fact that impacted teeth are frequently not visible, making it necessary to analyse such a condition, then enable access to the dental component by exposing it and removing it. In such cases, the extraction process itself requires specialist tools and complete focus. The problem of impacted teeth usually concerns third molars, that is wisdom and additional (supernumerary) teeth. Wrong direction of tooth growth, pressure on other teeth, recurring inflammation, severe caries, pain as well as orthodontic or prosthetic recommendations constitute immediate indications for the procedure. Although doctors gently approach areas close to tissues during the procedure, the patient can feel slight pressure in the area of the removed tooth. Since surgical removal of impacted
teeth caries a risk of complications, it is very important that the recovery period be approached with particular rigor.
It is recommended that the patient:
It is recommended that the patient:
- refrain from consuming foods for 2 hours after the procedure, preferably unitl anesthesia has worn off.
- avoid stimulants (alcohol, tobacco) for two weeks after the procedure
- clean the area around the extracted tooth in a gentle way to prevent inflammation or
- refrain from excessive physical activity for the first 10 – 14 days
- follow recommendations if they were given an antibiotic or pain medications.
Facial numbness resulting from the anesthesia is a natural phenomenon that occurs immediately after the procedure for the first few hours. Some mild bleeding and swelling, which should subside within the first day, is also possible. Consult a doctor if there are any worrisome, extensive lesions or inflammation. Following the recommendations of specialists has a huge impact on the process and how fast the wound heals.
Maxillary sinus floor augmentation (sinus lift)
Sinus Lift is a very effective method that is used when preparing for implant treatment. Performing this procedure prevents the inserted implants from piercing the sinus. This procedure is used when there is insufficient bone tissue. Sinus lift aims to create a stable space for implant insertion. This is the only chance for people who, due to many years of missing teeth, have lost bone and there are contraindications for implantation due to a lowered maxillary sinus. There are two methods of maxillary sinus floor augmentation:
- an open method, which is a more complicated process because it requires the dentist to make an opening in the alveolar process through which
the bone substitute material is inserted and placed under the sinus floor mucosa. This treatment method is used when the patient’s bone is shorter than 6 mm. The procedure of this nature enables greater sinus augmentation than the closed method
- The closed method is used in patients who require sinus floor augmentation by up to 3 mm. The dentist lifts the mucosa and places the bone substitute material. Due to the lack of incisions, the healing stage takes much less time.
The choice of the method is selected by the attending physician based on the images taken. The treatment takes place under anaesthesia and the patient after the procedure must follow the recommendations such as – keeping the dressing on for an hour, cooling the treated area with compresses, avoiding smoking during the first day, giving up hard foods for a month and, if possible, limiting physical effort for 14 days. This will result in faster recovery and healing of the wound.