Most Oral Surgery procedures are fairly minor in nature. These are all carried out in our rooms under local anaesthetic, sometimes in conjunction with oral sedation.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Some dentists aren’t able to remove wisdom teeth. Dr Chung is more than happy to be able to provide this service for his patients and patients of other clinics at times. Our highly advanced 3D Cone Beam XRay unit allows precise visualisation of all important structures ahead of time. On the odd occasion if the procedure is likely to be difficult and require a general anaesthetic a referral to an Oral Surgeon will be arranged.
Osseous Graft Placement
Build up of the jaw to accept an implant is sometimes necessary. In the main this is done at the time of implant placement, but occasionally it is necessary to do this as a separate procedure prior to implant surgery.
Traditionally implants were placed during a general anaesthetic in hospital. Modern computer guided precision placement has allowed us to greatly reduce the time we need and the impact on our patients when placing implants. Currently we allow 10 to 15 minutes to place an implant. The surgery is a very gentle procedure as the area it is placed into has to be handled very delicately. We phone all our patients the day after and to date it has been extremely rare for anyone to have experienced any real discomfort.
Minor Oral surgery performed at Park Terrace Dental is done so under local anaesthetic”