Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

What is involved in Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery allows changes and pathologies of the oral cavity to be corrected. At Swiss Dental Services Clinics, Oral Surgery is not a stand-alone treatment, but complements Dental Implants.

What are the benefits?

It is a procedure that significantly improves the patient's ability to chew and speak, and always results in increased confidence and a significant change to quality of life.

Types of Oral Surgery

The term oral surgery still raises some concern for those wanting dental implants and fixed prostheses. However, you should know that oral surgeries are quite common in dentistry and that, in the case of implantology, can serve to treat many problems.

Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are teeth that did not go through the process of gum eruption, that is, which some reason did not come through. This can be due to various reasons: mechanical obstacles, pathologies, poor tooth position, lack of arch space or systemic diseases.
Wisdom teeth are the most common of impacted teeth. This is because they are the last teeth to cut and therefore often have no more space in the mouth.

Bone Graft

When there is not a good amount of bone matter, or when the bone shows signs of weakening, a bone graft is necessary before dental implants are placed.

To perform the bone graft, the dentist may remove bone from a designated area (jaw, for example) of the patient, in order to bolster the bone that supports the implant.

Treatment of Infections

Mouth infections are very common. As an example, an abscess is a fairly common injury that is caused by an infection. If not treated in time, the abscess can worsen and become very uncomfortable.
If the abscess is located inside one of the teeth (periapical abscess), endodontic treatment (removal of the pulp from the tooth) is usually the recommended cause of action.
Prevent possible injury, take care of your oral hygiene and keep an eye out for symptoms.


Prior to the extraction of a tooth, a complete review of the patient's medical and dental history is always carried out. Therefore, additional x-rays may be requested if necessary.
These x-rays can reveal important data about the tooth and the surrounding bone, such as its length, shape and position. This procedure does not cause any pain to the patient. Before extraction, the dentist uses local anaesthesia to make sure everything goes smoothly and there is no discomfort for the patient.

Pathology Removal

Oral cysts and tumours belong to a broad group of lesions that must be identified and treated promptly to avoid and prevent cancerous damage. These cysts and tumours may arise during organ development, from irregularities, tissue anomalies, or are already present from birth.
If such a lesion is identified, we advise our patients on the steps required for a concrete diagnosis leading to the identification of the condition.


A biopsy is a simple procedure, performed regularly in dental clinics. It consists of removing a sample of cells and / or tissues from a living organism. After removal of the matter and it being properly identified, it is immediately sent to an oral pathology laboratory, where it will be processed and analysed microscopically. After these procedures, the pathologist will issue a report to reach an accurate and reliable diagnosis that will allow the appropriate treatment for the patient to be defined.

  • Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
  • Bone Graft
  • Treatment of Infections
  • Extractions
  • Pathology Removal
  • Biopsy
  • Phases of Oral Surgery

    Before oral surgery is performed, it must be previously discussed with your dentist. Whether it is to remove a tooth, correct a deformity or insert a dental implant, an assessment consultation is always necessary to determine the best course of action to follow.

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    Oral Assessment Consultation

    At the oral assessment consultation, the patient will have the opportunity to ask all questions they have regarding the surgery and clarify their doubts.

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    Pre-Surgical Care

    In preparation for surgery the patient should not drink or eat anything within hours of the procedure. You should also talk to your doctor about medications you may be taking and avoid alcohol and tobacco use.

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    On the day of intervention

    It is important for the patient to feel confident and secure with the medical team performing the intervention and to know that every effort will be made to successfully restore their oral health.

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    Post Surgical Care

    Postoperative care plays a preventive role, so it is important that the patient take the initiative to practice proper oral hygiene with daily brushing and regular visits to the dentist to maintain dental implants.

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