You don’t have to go to the hospital for every surgical procedure that needs to be done on your mouth and gums. Your dentist in Edinburgh has gone through several years of intensive training and has a deep understanding of facial structure and anatomy.
Minor surgical procedures can be performed in our dental practice, allowing less disruption throughout the treatment plan for you, which can leave you feeling relaxed in the familiarity of the surroundings.
We understand that every surgical procedure has risks and that it can be a cause of anxiety or stress for you. By being able to diminish the emotional impact that such a treatment has on our patients, however slight, we trust we create a positive influence that can contribute towards a speedy recovery.
Rest assured that your dentist in Edinburgh treats any procedure extremely professionally. We are always in sterile conditions, using appropriate equipment and only the best possible materials to ensure maximum comfort, maximum longevity and minimal healing time.
Technological advances also mean that we can drastically reduce surgery time and pinpoint the exact location of any implants using digital scans. We take full advantage of all of the equipment that we have available to us, to ensure a smooth and fast procedure that delivers results.
What are some of these procedures?
A very common surgical procedure that we perform is the extraction of a tooth, such as an impacted wisdom tooth that needs to be surgically removed, due to the fact it is causing pain or affecting other teeth. Teeth extractions are routinely done with the use of a local anaesthetic to numb the area, so a patient will feel only pressure whilst we work.
Dental implants are another minor surgical procedure that we are able to perform on our patients. If you have lost one or several of your teeth then we can place a titanium rod into the socket as a replacement tooth root. From there we can permanently place a crown on this replacement root, providing full functionality of the mouth again.
We can also place a bridge should you be missing several adjoining teeth, and for patients who have dentures, we can stabilise them to prevent embarrassing situations where your dentures slip and even fall out.
By surgically placing four implants throughout your mouth, we can attach your entire set of dentures, both top and bottom, onto these. You are able to remove them when you want to, but can be confident in knowing that once you clip them in place, they will stay put.
The all-on-four treatment is a life changing option for those who are eligible. You may find that you need some prior treatment before receiving the implants, which we are able to discuss with you after an initial consultation and scan.
We are highly trained in what we do and are pleased to be able to offer you an all round service, so that we can comfortably treat any condition that you may have within the welcoming and friendly walls of our practice.