Surgery in the oral cavity, including teeth and gums.
A tooth may be removed for several reasons. It may be because it is damaged and cannot be repaired. It is also possible that you have a serious gum disease that causes teeth to loosen and must be removed. It is unlikely that you will have any problems after an extraction besides some short-term discomfort.
Tooth extraction is usually divided into a common and surgical tooth extraction. A tooth can be easily be pulled out without too many complications.
Root resection (surgical tooth extraction)
Your molars have three or more roots. Sometimes all the roots are healthy except one. Instead of removing the entire tooth our dentist can decide to remove only the diseased root, this is called a root resection. Sometimes the dentist will also remove parts of the crown (top of the tooth) that is above the root. In most situations, our dentists must make small cuts in the gums and get to the bone to expose the roots of the tooth. The dentist will then drill too remove the root from the rest of the tooth.
A bone graft may replace the place where the root was and gums are sewn shut. You will receive prescription for antibiotics and painkillers.
Root resection is not the same as a root canal treatment.
Structure of jaw bone
The structure of the jaw bone can be useful if you do not have enough bone to insert the implant. Reconstruction of the jaw bone will increase the price for your treatment, but will help you get a more durable result. It is also important cosmetically.
A sinus lift is a surgery where the surgeon adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of molars or other neighbouring teeth to lift you bone higher. Bone is added between your jaw and sinuses that are on each side of the nose. To make room for the bone the sinus membrane will be moved upwards or "lifted".
Our surgeon will cut the gum tissue near the molars. When the bone is visible they will make a small oval opening in the bone. The membrane is gently pushed up and away from your jaw, it will then be placed where the bone sine was.
The amount of bone mass that is used during the procedure varies, but the surgeon builds on several millimetres.