Our Services - Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Extraction of Erupted or Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth may erupt with a lot of variations. They may erupt in alignment in the dental arch but more often than not, problems develop that require their removal. Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, only partially erupt or remained embedded in the bone behind the second molar.
It is not unusual that one or more wisdom teeth are naturally "missing". Removal of wisdom teeth can be difficult at times, and these cases are best managed by a dentist who specialises in the field of oral-maxillofacial surgery.
The inside of the mouth is lined with a special type of skin called mucosa which is smooth and coral pink in colour. Any alteration in this appearance (outside of genetic pigmentations) could be a warning sign of a pathological process (e.g., cancerous growth), and this could happen anywhere in the oral cavity, including the lips, gum tissue, cheek lining, tongue and the hard or soft palate. This would require full and efficient examination for the diagnosis of oral tissue pathologies which sometimes require biopsy procedures.