Oral surgery is the area of dentistry that deals with the skilled changing of the anatomy of the mouth. It's probably the oldest area of dentistry. Since the dawn of time, people have needed to have troublesome teeth removed.
Our Oral Surgeon is Dr Marie O Neill
In modern times, oral surgery has become more sophisticated and painless. It now covers a variety of procedures like:
Symptomatic Wisdom Teeth
Not all wisdom teeth (third molars) require removal, but if they start causing trouble, such as pain, overcrowding, or disease, removing them can resolve symptoms. We will evaluate wisdom teeth as your child’s adult teeth emerge to ensure they will not derail otherwise good oral health.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants replace missing teeth, including the root, for a stable and long-term solution to tooth loss. Many patients choose dental implants because they help retain bone quality and function like a natural tooth.
Gum disease and tooth loss often lead to bone loss. Bone grafting and reshaping are particularly practical for patients seeking dental implants.
Exposing Unerupted (Buried) Teeth
Sometimes teeth fail to emerge from the gums when planned. A little assistance from an oral surgeon can help the process of healthy growth along.
Irregular skin lesions within the mouth and throat may require closer inspection to rule out oral cancer. Oral surgeons are highly skilled in diagnosis cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions.
As with most types of cancer, early treatment dramatically improves the patient’s prognosis. Your dentist or orthodontist is often the first to notice changes to your oral health.
In Swords Orthodontics, our Oral Surgeon is Dr Marie O'Neill, who has a specialist registration with the Dental Council. She has particular expertise in managing pain after surgery and avoiding it happening in the first place through her advanced knowledge of anaesthetics.
We welcome you to get in touch to arrange a booking for a full evaluation.