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DENTAL SURGERY

Implants

Implants are artificial tooth roots, which are implanted directly into the gum and bones. This area of dentistry greatly expands the options available to patients when planning treatments. As a result, we can replace single missing teeth, or better affix dentures.

 

Setting dental implants is an established part of our practice. We have carried out innumerable bone structure and sinus floor elevations, in addition to more than 3,000 implants, which makes us one of the leading practitioners in this field.

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Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth (3. molars) often need to be removed, because they are unable to completely erupt in the available space. Wisdom teeth that project halfway into the oral cavity often cause recurring infections and abscesses, which have the potential to become life-threatening. Additionally, it is difficult to clean wisdom teeth, because of a lack of space, and because they are restricted by the canine teeth. Consequently, they eventually become carious, which in turn can result in toothache. Moreover, wisdom teeth can damage the second molar tooth (7. tooth), and place its care at risk. It might also be necessary to remove wisdom teeth in the context of orthodontic treatments.

When dental space is limited, academic teaching recommends that wisdom teeth be surgically removed by the age of 25. We normally perform this procedure at the age of 18, before the roots have fully formed. After the age of 25, we remove the wisdom teeth, only in cases where they are the cause of complications.

Surgical removal of wisdom teeth is the remit of surgically trained, dental practitioners. Frequently, wisdom teeth can be removed under local anaesthetic. The gum is opened, the surrounding bone is removed with a drill, and the tooth is extracted. Stories, about operations to remove wisdom teeth that last several hours, are usually used as testimony against the practitioner. Post-operative swelling and moderate pain are normal, but can be minimized with the cooperation of the patient, who should take periods of rest and cooling. The remaining bone cavity is refilled with bone structure over a period of several months.

Orthopantomography wisdom teeth

Root-end resection (apicoectomy)

A root-end resection is a surgical procedure, in which part of the root in the bone is removed. The resection site is then tightly sealed around the surface using suitable materials. This intervention is necessary when root canal treatment is unsuccessful, and there is evidence of renewed infection in the bed of the bone. Frequently, the anatomy of the root tip leaves it vulnerable to reinfection: it might be a main canal, which fans out like a river, and cannot be tightly sealed by means of a conventional root canal treatment. Bacteria can penetrate these unfilled canals, which can lead to inflammation.

Schematic diagram of root tip resection

Cyst removal

A dental cyst is a sac of tissue, which forms in the bone or soft tissue. A cyst’s removal is needed, because it displaces the surrounding tissue, and may cause severe damage and malocclusion of the teeth. The cystic tissue, usually spherical in shape, is surgically excised and completely removed.

Schematic illustration of cyst removal

Mucogingival surgery

Surgical procedures on the mucosal membrane can correct the progression of the membrane. This may be necessary for aesthetic or functional reasons, in cases of recession coverage, for example.

The quality of the mucosal membrane can also be changed for reasons of resilience. So, it is possible to transform a mobile mucosa into a firmly grown one, and a thin mucous membrane type into a thicker biotype.

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 Bernstrasse 12a 3175 Flamatt 

ZAHNAERZTE Flamatt AG