Perth Implant, Surgical and Sedation Dentistry offers a range of in-house services, including reconstructive implant and cosmetic dentistry and oral (dento-alveolar) surgery, with dental sedation, to meet patients’ needs.
The procedures we provide fall under the category of oral dento-alveolar surgery, meaning surgery to the region of the teeth and supporting jaw bone and soft tissue. This includes the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, dental extractions (including immediate teeth replacement where required) and surgery for the provision of dental implants.
In some instances there is insufficient bone left in the jaw to support dental implants properly. In most of these cases we are able to create the healthy tissue required to support dental implants using a range of regeneration procedures including sinus lifts, bone grafts and gum modification surgeries.
Most often our oral surgery procedures are carried out with the addition of sleep dentistry (IV Sedation), but simple procedures can also be done under local anaesthetic or using a nitrous oxide(gas) light sedation, depending on patient preference.
Procedures we often carry out under IV sedation (sleep dentistry) include:
Due to bone loss, a grafting procedure may be performed to prepare the mouth and jaws for dental implants, or to give gums around dental implants a natural appearance. We use a range of different grafting procedures to ensure the results you need.
These are periodontal plastic surgery procedures to regenerate lost, receded gum or to re-contour/remove excessive gum display. Procedures include correction of gummy smile, crown lengthening, gingivectomy and lip respositioning. A range of gum grafting procedures are performed such as connective tissue graft, free gingival graft, Alloderm and tunnel gum graft techniques.
A sinus lift adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. Bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or ‘lifted’. The procedure is usually done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed.
One of the most common oral surgical procedures is the removal of wisdom teeth. These tend to erupt around the late teens or early twenties. In many cases the jaw is not large enough to accommodate them and they may become impacted, remaining either fully or partially under the gum. The teeth are often removed to prevent complications such as infection, crowding and cysts.
These are artificial teeth inserted into the jaw that look, function and feel like natural teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, badly damaged teeth or for a full mouth reconstruction. They are also one option for replacing dentures. Read more about dental implant surgery.
Ranging from a simple smile makeover, or a full mouth reconstruction using crowns, bridges and dental implants, we can create a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile for you. Ask about sleep dentistry for comfort, or where appropriate, several procedures completed in the one appointment.
Other oral surgery procedures we perform using sedation dentistry include extractions, pre-prosthetic dental surgery, retrograde endodontic surgery (apicectomy), Treatment of peri-implantitis, frenectomy and removal of flabby or problematic soft tissue.
Our dentists performing oral dento-alveolar surgery procedures are not registered specialists in oral or maxillofacial surgery, but carry relevant postgraduate training, experience, and/or qualifications in oral and implant surgery, with experience in performing these procedures routinely/daily.
However, patients are reminded that all surgical procedures carry risk. Before starting any recommended dental treatment, patients may opt to seek a second opinion. Results can vary and the effect of alternative treatment options (including no treatment) should be considered.
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