Oral surgery is the medical speciality used to surgically solve specific oral cavity problems, diseases and damage.
Having your wisdom teeth removed.
One of the most common oral surgery procedures is tooth extraction, particularly the wisdom teeth or third molars.
Wisdom teeth grow in between the ages of 17 and 25, although sometimes it can take them up to 30 years to fully appear. There is no need to remove them when they have enough space to grow into.
However, when there is not enough space and they only come out partially, pushing the teeth next to them, they will have to be taken out, particularly if they cause problems such as pain or swelling.
At our clinic in San Sebastian we also remove wisdom teeth fully impacted in the bone when it is evident that they will cause problems of infection.
As said above, when the third molar doesn’t have enough space to come through and has only half grown in, the gum partially covering it puckers and can trap food and saliva, leading to infection.
This kind of infection or pain when growing tends to be a recurring problem, and patients generally feel relief once they have been removed.
Other common Oral Surgery treatments.
We carry out other procedures, including:
- Colocación de implantes: Es la mejor solución para sustituir una o varias piezas dentales y nos ayuda a recuperar la función estética y masticatoria de la boca. Son dientes fijos que nos dan una gran confianza y comodidad.
- Implants: The best solution for replacing one or several teeth; implants make for improved appearance and help you to chew better. Implants are fixed teeth thanks to which patients gain in confidence and comfort.
- Traction of retained teeth: These are teeth that haven’t fully grown in, a situation particularly common in premolar and canine teeth. The solution in such cases is to reposition the tooth in the dental arch using a combination of surgery and orthodontics.
- Labial or lingual frenectomy (more common in children): By applying a simple surgical procedure we can either remove the fraenum or move it to its correct position in order to solve associated problems.
- Complicated tooth extraction and removal of roots and cysts: Sometimes patients come to us to have teeth removed that are either broken or have large fillings. This is a task that requires skill and experience. Sometimes they have cysts around the apex or point of the root, which must also be removed.
What happens after surgery?
After surgery it is normal for the area to be sensitive or painful in the first few days. However, the appropriate antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment can make this period very tolerable.
At our clinic, thanks to the relaxing medication we offer our patients, these interventions become a comfortable experience.