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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is used to treat extensive dental damage which may also affect the face, jaw, neck and head. At our state-of-the-art dental clinic in Lewisham, we use the latest techniques and equipment to restore the oral health of all our patients. We are committed to providing safe and comfortable treatment that will leave you satisfied and confident with your smile.

Tooth Extraction

This procedure is commonplace at our dental surgery in Lewisham. Tooth extraction is necessary in many situations, including:

  • Impacted (stuck) or partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • Before orthodontic treatment (e.g. to reduce crowding prior to braces being fitted)
  • Teeth severely damaged from trauma, fracture, or decay
  • Baby teeth that haven’t naturally fallen out, preventing permanent teeth growing through

Dental implants

Dental implants restore full form and function back to missing or unhealthy teeth. They function as artificial tooth roots to support replacement teeth. You must have a strong enough jawbone to support the dental implants. Weaker jaws may need to be built up with a bone graft beforehand.

Your private dentist in Lewisham will place the implants in the jawbone, and leave them for several months to fuse with the bone. In the meantime, you will have a temporary crown, bridge, or denture. Once your mouth is ready, the implants will be uncovered and your permanent restoration will be fitted. It will be custom-made to fit perfectly in your mouth.

Corrective jaw surgery

Your cosmetic dentist in Lewisham may refer you to an oral surgeon for an advanced procedure, such as jaw surgery. Corrective jaw surgery is performed to correct many issues, such as:

  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
  • Malocclusion (bad bite) and incorrect jaw position
  • Difficulty talking, eating, and opening and closing the mouth
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Severe injury to the jaw*

*Severe trauma or injury to the jaw must be treated by your emergency dentist in Lewisham as soon as possible.

Is it painful?

Jaw surgery requires general anaesthetic - you will be asleep throughout the procedure. Other surgeries will be carried out under local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing. Anxious patients may also be sedated.

You can expect to experience some mild pain and discomfort after your procedure, which can be relieved with painkillers. Your dentist will advise you on this.

How long does recovery take?

Recovery time will vary depending on the surgery performed. Your dentist will provide instructions on how to ensure a quick and safe recovery at our dental practice in Lewisham.

What procedure is right for me?

At your consultation, your dentist in Lewisham will determine the right procedure for your case. You will be given a full dental examination, and X-rays and 3D scans of your mouth will also be taken. Together we will create your own personalised treatment plan designed to restore your smile and your oral health.

Do you have dental damage that may need treating with oral surgery in Lewisham? To book your consultation today, please call HV Lewisham Dental Practice on 020 31370148, or email us at info@lewishamdentalpractice.co.uk.

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