Dental Surgery, also known as dental root canal treatment, is any of a large number of dental procedures which involve fixing dental problems by completely replacing the damaged or infected tooth. Dental Surgery has grown in popularity over recent years and as a result there are now many qualified surgeons available to carry out this procedure for you. It’s always advisable to go for a qualified surgeon who is experienced and able to carry out any required dental surgeries successfully.
Dental Surgery can be divided into two major types. Gingivectomy and Extraction. Gingivectomy is the more drastic surgical treatment, where the underlying diseased gum and bone are completely removed, to prevent further infections. This technique is used very rarely nowadays but some dentists still carry out this surgery on a ‘case to case basis’ due to its highly intrusive nature. If you are suffering from some kind of chronic gum disease (such as periodontitis), then a Gingivectomy may be required as your condition will already be very bad.
The next type of surgical treatment for dental surgery is Extraction. This kind of treatment is normally carried out on people who have a really seriously damaged tooth, or a single tooth that has been broken or damaged severely. A dental surgeon will use their advanced surgical skills to remove all the damaged teeth from your mouth. After this surgery, you will need several weeks of rest from any active treatment, before your mouth heals in full.
Due to the fact that dental surgery requires a great deal of skill, it’s not possible for most people to attend a reputable dental school, as they require specific qualifications. However, many dentists who specialise in carrying out complicated dental surgery are able to go straight to university, get a qualification and then go to dental school. At the end of their training, they can go straight into a very good dental school, where they will learn all of the skills they need to start offering their patients specialist and high quality care. If you are thinking about going to university to study dentistry, you should always keep in mind that the longer you do it, the more you will learn and the more likely you will be to get good grades in your first dental school examination.
In many ways, a Dental Surgery course represents the best of both worlds – an exciting challenge, packed full of knowledge and fun, as well as the opportunity to become the next Dental Medicine Specialist. Specialists in this field are usually very highly qualified dentists, who are able to carry out all sorts of complex dental surgery. You could become a General Dentist, a Specialist in Dental Surgery, a Prosthodontist, a Periodontist or even an Oral Surgeon. Basically, you could go on to be a full time dentist yourself, working for your family and friends, or you could open your own dental practice. Dental Medicine specialists are in high demand throughout the UK and the USA.
Dental surgeons go through years of training, not just to become a dentist, but to also go through specialised dental surgery. This means that they are very knowledgeable in the procedures that are used in dentistry and so are naturally able to provide you with specialist care. If you are looking for a way through which you can improve your general dental health and improve your smile, then becoming a qualified dental surgeon is the ideal route to take.