Removal of teeth, molars, wisdom teeth and root residues
Often the mouth is not big enough for four additional wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth grow in the wrong direction or cause inflammation in the mouth. In such a case, your wisdom teeth will have to be removed under local anesthesia. To be able to remove your wisdom tooth, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon will make a small incision in the gums around the tooth. If necessary, some of the bone around the molar is also removed with a drill. We carry out all Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon treatments at the Kaak Medical Center. You do, however, need a referral letter to be treated. Your dentist, but also your GP, can give you this referral letter.
Root point surgery (apex resection)
The root is located below the visible part of a tooth. A root canal runs in every root. This channel is filled with pulp. This can become infected due to tooth decay, a leaking filling or a fall. In that case, your dentist will perform a root canal treatment. Sometimes, despite a root canal treatment, an inflammation can still develop at the root tip and an apex resection or root tip surgery must be performed. To perform root tip surgery, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon makes a small cut in the gum and opens it slightly. He then drills through the bone with a small drill to the tip of the root and cleans the root. Often a piece of the root tip is also removed. Then he fills the end of the root canal with a small filling. In this way, the canal is closed, which prevents further inflammations in the future. The root tip operation is done under local anaesthetics. You are eligble to come to us for root point surgery with a referral letter from your local dentist.
Diagnosis and treatment of mucosal abnormalities in the oral cavity
The mucous membranes are the lining of your mouth, cheeks, tongue, and your jaws. Normally these look pretty pink and healthy. But many different deviations can occur, such as white stripes, but also bright red spots or canker sores that do not heal by themselves. We often take a biopsy for these types of complaints that must be further examined. Then a diagnosis can be made and a treatment plan made. The treatment of mucosal anomalies varies. Sometimes treatment with medicines is sufficient. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the abnormality with the help of laser therapy or surgically. Do you think you have a mucous membrane abnormality in your mouth? Then you are welcome for treatment with a referral from your general practitioner or dentist.
Exposure of impacted teeth
After deciduous teeth, permanent teeth are completed between the ages of 10 and 13. Sometimes it happens that teeth are created, but do not come through properly. And it is necessary to expose these teeth or molars. The release is done under local anaesthetic. After the anaesthetic has been given, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon will make a window in the bone and gums, under which the tooth lies. The doctor then places a bracket and the orthodontist can guide the tooth to the correct place in the row of teeth. Does your child suffer from teeth or molars that do not come through? Then let your dentist or orthodontist refer you for treatment.