Often wisdom teeth have to be removed due to lack of space or due to inflammation. Wisdom teeth that are difficult to clean or that have not completely erupted from the gums cause repeated and later chronic inflammation and tend to become carious. This is why selective wisdom tooth removal brings long-term relief from these problems. Diagnostics include an
orthopantomogram (OPT), an X-ray of the upper and lower jaw in the form of a semicircle from one ear to the other. Our new Carestream OPT allows a precise image of the entire upper and lower jaw bone. The exact anatomical position of the wisdom teeth and their surrounding structures can be correctly assessed. This allows an exact clarification whether a removal is necessary, but also gives indication of the degree of difficulty associated with the tooth removal procedure.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, or a titanium screw, which is inserted into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or a bridge. Implants can also be placed strategically in a toothless jaw to ensure that dentures are retained. Often only two to four implants are necessary to replace a complete row of teeth in the jaw. We exclusively use the Swiss Implant brand Thommen (www.thommenmedical.com)
Root tip resection is often the last option to save a tooth if root canal treatment has not been successful. In rare cases, the inflammation persists deep in the jawbone at the root of the tooth and causes severe pain. In order to preserve the tooth, root canal treatment may not be renewed in some cases; in some cases, the root tip resection must be brought forward. In one
session, the inflamed root tip is removed through a small access in the jawbone. We carry out this treatment in consultation with our patients when there is a real chance of a longer preservation of the tooth.