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Dental surgery

Dental surgery

Dental surgery abroad can help patients locate specialist practitioners overseas. Dental procedures, or dentistry, are concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of issues relating to the mouth, teeth, gums and their associated structure. This includes both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

There are several branches of dentistry, such as endodontics, which is concerned with the dental pulp, the centre of a tooth that is made up of living soft tissue and cells. The branches of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and surgery are concerned with the research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions; orthodontics is the branch concerned with malocclusion (crooked or ill fitting teeth), as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities; periodontics deals with diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissue (gums); and lastly, prosthodontics deals with the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with missing/deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissue.

Common dental surgery procedures

There is a wide range of procedures and treatments that are included in dentistry, some of the more common procedures include:

  • extraction
  • dental bonding
  • implants
  • bridges
  • caps
  • root canals
  • porcelain tooth crowns
  • fillings
  • whitening
  • tooth contouring
  • dentures
  • bone grafts
  • inlays
  • tooth veneers
  • gum disease treatment and prevention

Destinations

Dental procedures are a popular medical tourism treatment area and are available in most destinations. A full list of available destinations can be found in the search box located on the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on dental surgery at:

American Dental Association - www.ada.org

British Dental Health Association - www.dentalhealth.org.uk/​faqs/​browseleaflets.php

British Dental Association - www.bda.org

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2011