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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a specialized part of dentistry that focuses on surgical procedures in the mouth, jaw, and face. It involves treating different oral health problems and improving overall dental well-being.

The main goal of oral surgery is to diagnose, treat, and manage complex oral and facial conditions that may need surgery. Skilled oral surgeons, who have received extensive training in dentistry and surgery, perform these procedures.

As a general dentist, we offer a limited scope of oral surgery services, including teeth extractions, dental implants, and wisdom teeth removal. However, for more complex cases, we refer patients to experienced oral surgeons. This ensures that patients receive specialized care from experts in oral surgery. Our priority is the well-being of our patients, and we collaborate closely with oral surgeons to deliver comprehensive oral surgery solutions.

Oral Surgery Services at Appin Dental Surgery

At Appin Dental Surgery, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of oral surgery services to address various oral health conditions and improve your dental well-being. Our experienced oral surgeons specialize in the following procedures:

Tooth Extraction

One of the primary reasons for tooth extraction is the removal of severely damaged or decayed teeth. Tooth extraction becomes necessary when a tooth is extensively decayed, fractured, or infected beyond repair. Through tooth extraction, our skilled oral surgeons can alleviate pain, prevent further damage, and maintain the overall oral health of our patients.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are another significant aspect of oral surgery. They are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring both the function and aesthetics of your smile. Our dental implant procedures involve the surgical placement of artificial tooth roots into the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for durable and natural-looking replacement teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is a common oral surgical procedure. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often cause complications such as impaction, misalignment, and infection. Our oral surgeons specialize in the safe and efficient removal of wisdom teeth, helping to prevent potential oral health issues and maintain the alignment of your existing teeth.

Sedation for Anxious Patients | Providing Comfortable and Stress-Free Oral Surgery

At Appin Dental Surgery, we understand the impact of dental anxiety on a patient’s oral health journey. That’s why we offer IV sedation, a safe and effective solution for anxious individuals undergoing oral surgery at our other clinic, Bradbury Dental Surgery.

If you experience dental anxiety or have concerns about discomfort during oral surgery, we encourage you to consult with our dental professionals at Appin Dental Surgery. They will evaluate your specific needs and make arrangements for IV sedation at Bradbury Dental Surgery, ensuring a comfortable and relaxed experience tailored to your requirements.

Understanding the Risks and Complications of Oral Surgery

While oral surgery is generally safe and effective, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks and complications. These may include:

Infection: There is a risk of infection following oral surgery, which can be managed with proper oral hygiene and prescribed antibiotics.

Injury to Adjacent Teeth: In rare cases, neighbouring teeth may be accidentally injured during the surgical procedure. Your oral surgeon takes precautions to minimize this risk.

Dry Socket: This condition can occur after tooth extractions when the blood clot that forms in the socket is dislodged or dissolves prematurely. It can cause pain and delay healing. Following post-operative instructions and avoiding certain activities can help prevent this complication.

Numbness: Temporary or, in rare cases, permanent numbness in the lips, tongue, or chin may occur due to nerve injury during surgery. The risk is minimized with careful planning and precise surgical techniques.

Tooth Root Fragments: Occasionally, small fragments of the tooth roots may be left behind during extraction. These fragments typically cause no harm, but in some cases, they may require further attention.

Sinus Problems: There is a small risk of sinus-related complications for procedures involving the upper jaw. Your oral surgeon will take precautions to avoid or manage such issues.

To minimize the risks and complications associated with oral surgery, it is essential to closely follow your post-operative instructions and promptly contact us at Appin Dental Surgery if you experience any concerning symptoms. Our team will provide guidance and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Experience Exceptional Oral Surgery at Appin Dental Surgery

When you choose Appin Dental Surgery, you can expect state-of-the-art facilities and a customised approach to your oral surgery needs. We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our treatment plans to meet your specific requirements. Our dedicated professionals are there to guide you through every step of the process, providing support and reassurance along the way.

With a commitment to excellence, we strive to deliver outstanding results that exceed your expectations. Our team uses advanced techniques and stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in oral surgery to ensure the highest level of care and optimal outcomes for our patients.

Experience the difference of exceptional care and choose Appin Dental Surgery for your oral surgery needs. We are here to provide you with a positive and comfortable experience, helping you achieve the oral health and well-being you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from oral surgery?

The recovery time varies depending on the type of oral surgery performed. In general, it may take a few days to a couple of weeks for the initial healing process. Our dental professionals will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to aid in a smooth recovery.

Will I need someone to accompany me for oral surgery?

It is recommended to have a responsible adult accompany you for your oral surgery appointment, especially if you receive IV sedation. This ensures your safety and provides support during your journey back home after the procedure.

What payment options are available for oral surgery?

To make oral surgery more affordable, we at Appin Dental surgery offer flexible payment options such as Afterpay and ZipPay. These services allow you to spread out the cost of your treatment over instalments. Additionally, we also accept the National Dental Plan, which provides interest-free payment plans for eligible patients.

What are the potential risks or complications associated with oral surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with oral surgery. These can include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and temporary swelling or discomfort. Our experienced oral surgeons take all necessary precautions to minimize these risks and provide post-operative care instructions to support a smooth recovery.

Will I experience swelling and discomfort after oral surgery?

Swelling and discomfort are common after oral surgery, particularly during the initial days of the healing process. However, these symptoms can be managed with pain medication, cold compresses, and following the post-operative instructions provided by our team.

Is IV sedation safe?

Yes, IV sedation is a safe and effective method of managing anxiety during oral surgery. Our team of highly trained professionals, including sedationists, ensures the safe administration and monitoring of IV sedation to provide you with a relaxed and comfortable experience.

Can I drive myself home after receiving IV sedation?

No, it is not safe to drive yourself home after receiving IV sedation. The effects of sedation can impair your coordination and judgment. We recommend arranging for a responsible adult to accompany you and drive you home after your procedure.

How soon can I return to normal activities after oral surgery?

The recovery time can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual healing abilities. In general, patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few days to a week after oral surgery. However, strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided as advised by our oral surgeons.

Oral Surgery in Wollondilly

Whether you require tooth extraction, dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, or any other oral surgical procedure, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Contact us at (02) 9068 1369 or conveniently book online