Oral surgery services
We offer a wide range of oral surgery services in Pennant Hills that cater to the whole family’s dental needs, regardless of what stage of life they’re in:
An oral biopsy involves removing a small piece of abnormal tissue from your mouth or oral cavity using a local anaesthetic. Once removed, it’s then sent to a pathologist to assess it under a microscope and determine what it is in order to provide the best dental treatment. An oral biopsy is recommended for any lesion in the oral cavity or mouth that has been present for a long period with no known cause and has persisted despite treatment. Rather than leave it to potentially become worse and more painful, it’s often best to have this simple procedure done early so that we can treat it without delay, if necessary.
Although our intention is always to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, there are instances in which a tooth extraction may be the most beneficial treatment pathway. These instances may include a tooth that is damaged beyond repair or one that is contributing to overcrowding in your mouth. Our dentists use local anaesthetic when extracting teeth, so once the area is numbed, you shouldn’t feel a thing. Post extraction, you may have some swelling and pain which is totally normal and easily helped with over-the-counter pain medication should you need it.
Wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 18 and 35 and often need removing for a number of reasons, such as being impacted, erupting at the wrong angle, or causing overcrowding in your mouth.
The procedure itself is quick and can be completed in less than 45 minutes with our professional oral surgery care. Each patient is different, so whether you have your wisdom teeth removed under local or general anaesthetic can depend on your specific case. We’re here to guide you toward the best option for the removal of your wisdom teeth to ensure a healthy, happy smile for years to come.
For a patient who is missing one or more of their natural teeth, dental implants can provide a reliable solution that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. Dental implants require the surgical placement of small titanium screws into your jawbone. Once the surgical sites have healed and the titanium screws have fused with your bone, your artificial teeth can be attached to complete the dental implant process.
Grafting is a dental treatment we offer that can reverse bone loss or destruction of the bone caused by periodontal disease, trauma, or ill-fitting removable dentures. Soft and hard tissue grafting involves replacing or augmenting the bone around a tooth. It’s an effective procedure that corrects soft tissue and hard tissue defects that may occur as a result of missing teeth. Grafting is sometimes part of the process of getting dental implants if your bone structure needs extra stability. Soft and hard tissue grafts can increase the volume of available soft and hard tissue, which can allow the implant to be placed securely.
Sometimes gum disease can lead to bone loss around your teeth. Using the latest technology and specialised surgical techniques, we can help to restore your bone. Bone loss around your teeth can lead to loose teeth and, eventually, tooth loss. By re-growing part of your bone, we can prolong the life of your smile! Bone regeneration can take place in two ways; by applying growth factors to your tooth to stimulate your bone to regenerate on its own or through bone grafting.
This dental process is only necessary if dental implants are to be placed in the area of your upper molars and premolars. A 3D cone beam can determine if you require additional bone volume in the area to help secure and stabilise the dental implants. The procedure involves lifting the lining membrane of the sinus to create space to place donor bone or bone substitute. Having this procedure usually only adds only a short amount of time to your appointment as your dentist can often place your dental implants at the same time.
There are several serious risks that can come from not removing an impacted tooth. You can face a greater risk of infection, you could develop a painful abscess, you may have trouble opening your mouth and you could risk sepsis. During an orthodontic tooth exposure, a small incision is made at the site of your impacted tooth. This allows your dentist to assess whether it should be removed, or whether you require an alternative treatment to move the tooth into place.
A temporary anchorage device is a very thin titanium post inserted into your jaw bone, under local anaesthetic. TADs are used to help treat many types of problems with teeth alignment, including overbites, underbites, crooked teeth and other bite problems. They can often be more effective than braces alone. TADs can also be used to pull teeth forward to fill a gap that has been created by a missing tooth and to help with teeth straightening with tough-to-move roots.
Oral surgery Pennant Hills trusts
Looking for an oral surgeon in Pennant Hills?
At Pennant Hill, our general dentists are here to provide you and your family with quality dental care, including dental-check ups, dental x-rays, professional teeth cleaning, gum care, dental fillings, root canals, veneers, bridges, crowns and tooth extractions.
For more complex requirements such as dental implants, oral biopsies or temporary anchorage device placements, our dental clinic is proud to have Dr Oliver Cvekus available who has a special interest in oral surgery.