What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery is one of dentistry’s oldest specialities. It represents a large part of basic surgical skills and knowledge in treating oral conditions.
What does surgery involve?
Oral surgery allows defects and pathologies located in the oral cavity to be treated and resolved. These include lesions to the teeth, maxilla, mandible, and attached soft tissues.
This type of oral surgery procedure can be used to treat common issues, such as the extraction of impacted teeth, removal of benign cysts and lumps in the soft tissues and maxilla bones, reduction or removal of excessively powerful braces that are causing aesthetic or functional problems, and many other uses.
Oral surgery in Valencia also includes procedures like gum surgery to improve the patient’s smile aesthetics, insert dental implants, and provide regenerative or reconstructive bone surgery in cases where the patient lacks bone in order to allow for subsequent placement of dental implants.
In the majority of cases, these treatments are performed using local anaesthetic as surgery would not be possible otherwise. In more complex cases, or when required by the patient due to fear or apprehension, treatments may be performed using intravenous conscious sedation.
At IDIM, we collaborate with expert anaesthetists who travel to our dental clinic. The anaesthetist assesses the patient and if his or her medical conditions are suitable we can perform surgery using intravenous conscious sedation, therefore minimising the patient’s discomfort and unease.
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When to opt for oral surgery?
Due to the extensive number of conditions that may be solved thanks to oral surgery there are many patients who require this service. It is most commonly used to extract teeth in cases of irreparable cavities, teeth with periodontal disease, fractured or impacted teeth, and orthodontic recommendation, among other reasons.
When the patient is missing teeth, the indicated oral surgery method will be to insert dental implants, allowing us to restore the patient’s smile and chewing ability.
Regenerative bone and implant surgery is another type of oral surgery. This variety is performed when the patient suffers bone atrophy or a lack of bone so that dental implants may be subsequently inserted.
Root end surgery, or apicoectomy, is another branch of oral surgery. This form of surgery is performed on patients with root canal failure. Before extracting a tooth suffering root canal failure that has repeatedly been infected, an apicoectomy may be performed to access and directly remove the infection, giving that tooth another chance.
María Ros tells us her experience after undergoing an apicoectomy at our dental clinic in Valencia.
“Thanks to Dr Peñarrocha, I decided to have an apicoectomy and everything went fantastically. At IDIM they make you feel at home”.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
At our dental clinic in Valencia, like in the majority of procedures, oral surgery is a last resort – especially when teeth extractions are involved. However, not only does it involve oral advantages, but it also benefits health in general.
Before any surgery, we recommend a detailed discussion with our specialist in order to acquire full knowledge of the surgical procedure. This will help reduce patient anxiety and allow the health benefits to be weighed up.
Treatments we offer at our dental clinic in Valencia:
- Impacted teeth
- Wisdom teeth
- Fenestration of impacted canines
- Dental braces
- Preprosthetic surgery
- Bone regeneration surgery
- Mucogingival or gum aesthetic improvement surgery
- Dental implant surgery