Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is not just about removing teeth. Expert surgical skills and often hours of delicate surgery are required, so it’s vital to choose the best practitioner for you. Here at Bracken Barrett, we undertake a broad range of interventions to alleviate pain and suffering with evidence-based 21st century approaches.

Wisdom teeth: When the wisdom teeth become impacted, numerous problems can occur.  We can remove them either conventionally or surgically.

Oral pathology: In order to accurately assess what a lump or mouth lesion is we often remove them and have the tissue analysed at the local Histopathology department.

Removal of difficult and broken teeth: Sometimes teeth need more of a surgical approach in order to remove them.

Apicoectomy:This procedure is apical surgery, or apicoectomy.  It is also known as root-end resection, because it is, quite simply, the removal of the root tip (and the surrounding infected tissue) of an abscessed tooth.  This procedure also provides the opportunity to detect possible root fractures.

Tooth exposure surgery: This refers to a procedure which is performed in cases where a tooth has failed to erupt properly. In cases where a tooth is on the outside, your surgeon will roll back the gum in order to expose the tooth.  Stitches will be placed to keep the gum in position until the tooth erupts.  It can also have an orthodontic wire attached to help pull it into position or it can be removed.

Cysts: Treating a cyst depends on its size.  If it’s small, we might be able to surgically remove it along with the affected tooth.  In other cases, we might use a technique called marsupialization.  Marsupialization involves cutting open the cyst so it can drain.  Once the fluid has drained, stitches are added to the edges of the incision to keep it open, which prevents another cyst from growing there, the cyst will slowly shrink until it disappears.

Trauma: People may suffer a variety of hard or soft tissue injuries due to trauma, such as broken teeth, gums or bone.  Immediate assessment and treatment is important.

Corrective jaw surgery: Often dentures are sore because of underlying bone irregularities. These are easily contoured or the bone can be smoothed to make your denture(s) comfier.

Email surgery@brackenbarrett.com for more information.