Minor Oral Surgery
What is Minor Oral Surgery?
Minor oral surgery refers to a range of dental procedures that are minimally invasive and typically performed in a dental office setting. At Lavington, our experienced dental team is skilled in providing gentle and precise minor oral surgeries to address various dental concerns and ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Types of Minor Oral Surgery
- Tooth Extractions: When a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or causing issues, a minor tooth extraction may be necessary to maintain oral health and prevent further complications.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often need to be removed if they are impacted, causing pain, or crowding other teeth.
- Biopsies: In cases of suspicious oral lesions or growths, a small tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken for examination and diagnosis.
- Pre-Prosthetic Surgery: Some patients require minor surgical procedures, such as bone reshaping or removal of excess tissue, to ensure the best fit for dental prosthetics like dentures.
- Apicoectomy: In certain cases of persistent tooth infections after root canal treatment, a minor surgical procedure known as apicoectomy may be performed to remove the infected tip of the tooth root.
Our Approach to Minor Oral Surgery
We prioritize your comfort and well-being during every minor oral surgery procedure. Our experienced dental team will carefully assess your dental condition, explain the procedure, and answer any questions you may have. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure precision, minimize discomfort, and promote faster healing.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Before the surgery, our dental team will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss anesthesia options with you. Depending on the complexity of the procedure and your comfort level, we offer local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.
During the surgery, our skilled dental professionals will work meticulously to perform the necessary steps with minimal impact on surrounding tissues. Afterward, we will provide you with post-operative instructions to promote healing and ensure a smooth recovery.
Following minor oral surgery, it is essential to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by our dental team. This may include recommendations for pain management, eating soft foods, and maintaining good oral hygiene.