Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures

In addition to our preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Wickham Dental Care provides surgical treatments that not only improve your appearance, but quality of life by reducing risks associated with poor dental and periodontal disease.

The links below provide information on our techniques and procedures. If you have questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Kumar has years of advanced training and a comprehensive background in oral surgery. His scope of practice includes all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, with an emphasis in implants, wisdom teeth extractions and sedation dentistry. You can be confident that you are going to receive the highest level of care, in a relaxed atmosphere that will help alleviate anxiety, allowing you to receive the best dental care.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is often required as a first step when placing a dental implant in the back upper jaw. When upper back teeth are lost, bone in the area naturally shrinks or reabsorbs over time; as a result your sinuses expand to fill the empty space. Because there is insufficient bone available to securely place an implant, the sinuses must be lifted to create space for placing additional bone in the area.

Bone Graft

Dr. Kumar has advanced training in bone grafting techniques using PRP and growth factors. The grafted bone needed during a sinus lift procedure was for years, taken from another part of your jaw or body, which meant a patient had to go through multiple surgeries before the implant procedure could take place. With advances in technology, the number of procedures needed has been reduced and is a more streamline and comfortable procedure for the patient.

Apicoectomy

When inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth, usually after a root canal, an apicoectomy may be performed. In this procedure, the dentist opens the gum tissue to remove the infected area and the tip of the root. A small filing may be inserted into the root tip to seal the root canal.