Some dental treatments may require surgical interventions performed by a specialist in oral surgery. This may for example include removal of troublesome impacted teeth, cysts and various tumours situated in soft/hard tissues of the jaws, and surgical treatment of infections sprung from teeth that affect surrounding tissue areas. Surgery may also be needed in some patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Oral implantology (crown/bridge and prosthesis structures supported by bone integrated implants) is also a part of the surgical repertoire of an oral surgeon. To obtain optimal function and good aesthetic results with oral implants, additional bone and soft tissue reconstructive therapies may sometimes be needed.
Oral medicine comprises diagnosis and primarily non-surgical management of various pathologies affecting the oral cavity. Here, soft tissue lesions and tumours that may or may not be associated with the patient’s general medical status are diagnosed and treated.
Oral surgical interventions are mainly performed under local anaesthetics. Correctly delivered local anaesthesia is essential to obtain pain free treatments. The initial postoperative time period is, however, naturally associated with some discomfort for the patients. By properly following advised instructive regimes and intake of medications these postoperative symptoms are reduced and kept to a minimum.
In most cases, patients are referred to the oral surgeon by their dentists for various treatments.
It is, however, also possible for patients to take direct contact with us for a consultation.