While opting for dental implants as a tooth replacement option, we need to ensure that the patient has enough jawbone density to support an implant. General guidelines state that at least 1mm of jawbone is required to support a dental implant.
Bone grafting is the procedure of adding jawbone to help enhance the success rate of implant surgery. The bone may be sourced from the patient’s body itself or externally. The procedure involves making a slit in the gum to access the jawbone where the graft is placed. The area is then stitched back and allowed to heal for a few months until the bone graft fuses with your jawbone. Once the area has healed, implants can be placed.
Many people suffer from pain in the Temporomandibular Joint, or from the muscles and tendons surrounding the TMJ. In most cases, non-surgical treatment can relieve the pain and discomfort caused by TMD. However, a few serious cases call for the need of surgery. Surgical treatment is generally opted for as a last resort when all other forms of therapy have failed to work.
Extraction means removing a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Tooth extraction may need to be done for several reasons to preserve your oral health and remove teeth that are damaged or decayed beyond repair. The procedure is done under the effect of anesthesia and sedation. Once the tooth has been removed and the area has healed, we will suggest the appropriate tooth replacement options for you as necessary.
Our wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth that we get and usually erupt between the ages of 17 - 24. Sometimes, the wisdom teeth erupt partially or at an angle. This can cause pain, swelling and infection in the gums. If this happens, it best to get your wisdom teeth extracted.