Oral Surgery

Any surgical procedure performed in or around the mouth is referred to as oral surgery. Oral surgery ranges from routine procedures such as tooth extraction and implant placement to more complex procedures such as jaw realignment and emergency care for facial trauma.

At Smartsmile dentalcare clinic, we have the best oral surgeons in Nairobi and Kenya. Our dental clinic in Nairobi offers a wide range of oral surgery. Surgical procedures may be performed to relieve pain, improve appearance, restore functionality, treat an infection, or remove tumour.

Types of Oral surgery

There are different types of oral surgeries that can be performed by different dental specialists such as endodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, paediatric Dentist, Implantologist. Below are some of the oral surgery that can be done at Smartsmile dentalcare clinic ;

  • Tooth Extraction
  • Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)
  • Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Removal of Retained Roots
  • Surgical Removal of Oral Cysts
  • Extraction of impacted teeth
  • Bone Grafting to Improve The Alveolar Bone

At Smartsmile dentalcare clinic we use state of the art equipment and technology to examine, diagnosis, and treatment. Its advisable to see a dentist regulary for dental care health and early diagnosis in case of a condition. Early diagnosis allows for room to stop an infection that would otherwise complicate or cause complex issues if left untreated. Visit our dental care clinic in Nairobi for checkup.

Tooth Extraction: Tooth extraction or tooth removal can be necessitated by a variety of reasons such as ;

Overcrowded teeth - a tooth can be removed to create room for alignment of teeth during orthodontic. Extra-large teeth can hinder good alignment of the teeth in the month hence a dentist can recommend the removal of some for effective orthodontics. If a tooth fails to erupt through the gum due to lack of enough space in your mouth for it, a dentist can recommend pulling it. Tooth extraction for braces fitting is common to help with teeth overcrowding.

Infection - when the pulp(centre of the tooth containing blood vessels and nerves) is infected and the root canal can’t treat the infection, tooth extraction is recommended to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease: When an infection has affected support for the tooth or teeth beyond reasonable possible repair the tooth or teeth can be extracted.

Dental Implants: During dental implant minor surgical procedure a titanium root is inserted in the jaw bone and a realistic-looking tooth is placed on it. The artificial tooth looks and functions like a real one. Dental implants can be a good alternative to bridgework or dentures. There are a number of reasons why dental implant surgical procedures can be carried such as loss of teeth or when one is unwilling to wear dentures.

Corrective Jaw Surgery: Jaws may not fit well which can cause malfunction and distort one appearance. It may also cause speaking or eating problems. Some of these problems such as poor alignment of the teeth can be corrected by the use of dental braces, others may require surgical procedures to move the jaw or part of it to fit and function effectively. Corrective jaw surgery can be done at Smartsmile dental care clinic at affordable costs.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea is caused by excessive tissues at the back of the throat. When one sleeps the excessive tissues in the throat relax and vibrate while breathing hence the snoring sound. Oral surgery ( trimming of excessive tissue ) can be used as snoring treatment. Upper airway surgery seeks to clear the airway through various techniques to prevent narrowing during sleep. In uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) a surgeon will trim excessive tissues in your throat. In maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) the upper and lower jaw is moved forward to clear the airway.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

The joint that connects your jaw and skull bone is known as the temporomandibular joint. This joint allows you to move your jaws to speak, chew, and yawn. Malfunctioning of the muscles controlling the jaw or the joint itself can cause pain near the ear or jaw pain on the left or right side of the face.

Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD);

  • Putting a lot of pressure on the jaws joint.
  • Clenching of teeth and tightening of facial muscles
  • Injury to the jaw, joint, or muscles of the neck or head.

What to look for in case of TMD :

  • Pain on the sides of the jaw near the ears
  • Locking or stuck mouth in an open or closed position
  • Challenge when trying to open the mouth wide
  • Pop or click sound in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • Swollen side of the face.

Visit Smartsmile dentalcare clinics when you feel any of these symptoms. It’s advisable to seek treatment early to avoid further complications. At Smartsmile dentalcare clinics, your health is our priority hence we have endeavoured to employ the best dentists and equipped our dental clinic with state-of-the-art dental treatment equipment.  

Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Trauma can result in complex bone and tissue injuries hence the need for early diagnosis and treatment. At Smartsmile dentalcare clinics, our surgeons diagnose facial trauma and carry out facial reconstructive surgery with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Facial reconstruction surgery after accidents can be carried out at Smartsmile dentalcare clinics. To obtain the best possible outcome the surgeon will create a simulation of the fractures from the trauma.

Post-traumatic deformities can also be treated through facial reconstruction surgery cosmetic at Smartsmile dentalcare clinics. Cutting-edge technology and techniques are used for preoperative planning and intraoperative designs for facial reconstructive surgery. 

Cleft lip/palate

Opening or splits on the upper lips are referred to as clefts. When it touches the top /roof of the month it's a palate. Most of such defects are noticed at birth.

Cleft lips and cleft palates are common birth defects. These defects can be corrected through surgery and normal appearance regained. Clefting occurs when there is not enough tissue on the mouth. The tissues in the face and mouth fail to fuse as expected during pregnancy.

When a cleft occurs in the muscles of the soft palate at the back of the mouth it might be hard to notice at birth.

 Below symptoms may occur:

Swallowing challenges, in some instances food and fluids may come out through the nose

  • Ear infections
  • Nasal speaking voice
  • Feeding difficulties

When you notice such symptoms with your newborn visit Smartsmile clinic for examination and diagnosis.

Surgical Removal of Oral Cysts 

Oral cysts are soft swelling occurring on the gums on the roof of the mouth. You should avoid popping them, which leaves an open wound that can be easily infected. 

Large cysts can damage teeth around them and when they get infected can cause pain and discomfort. Symptoms of dental cysts can be a lump on your jaw or gum, swollen gums with fluid-like sac. Regular dental care at Smartsmiles dentalcare clinics can help identify the formation of cysts in early stages and offer treatment before they advance. 

To remove oral cysts, an incision is made and the cyst removed. The opening left is well cleaned to avoid infections. 

The cysts removed analysied by a special pathologist to determine whether they are cancerous.

Dental cysts removal cost 

Are you wondering how to get rid of a cyst on your gums? At Smartsmile DentalCare Clinics we carry out surgical removal of dental cysts at affordable prices. The costs may vary depending on the size of the cysts and the parts it has affected. Visit our dental care clinic for examination, diagnosis and treatment today.

Bone Grafting to Improve The Alveolar Bone 

Bone grafting is when a bone is taken from somewhere else in the body and fixed to seal a gap or area without enough bone. An alveolar bone may have less bone due to cleft or other causes. Mostly a surgeon will cut grafting bone from the hip area.

Alveolar bone grafts is a two-part procedure where the bone is taken from the hip. In the second part, the bone is used to repair the alveolar bone. The aim of alveolar bone grafting is to allow teeth to erupt and improve it. 

When an alveolar bone is left unrepaired it can result in:

  • Lack of bony support to the lips/nose
  • Persistence oronasal fistulas
  • Lack of bony support to erupting teeth.
  • The collapse of maxillary arch

There are presurgical Orthodontics treatments that might be done such as tooth alignment, extraction of a supernumerary tooth before alveolar bone grafting is done.

At our dental clinics in Nairobi we follow approved guidelines on infection prevention controls such as:
Surgical hand antisepsis using an antimicrobial agent that is fast-acting, has a broad spectrum of activity, and has a persistent effect (see Hand Hygiene)
Use of sterile surgeon’s gloves
Use of sterile irrigating solutions and devices designed for delivering sterile irrigating fluids such as a sterile bulb syringe, sterile single-use disposable products, or sterilizable tubing (see Dental Unit Water Quality) ~ CDC oral surgical Procedures