Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery


Dental Implants

Restore not only the form and function on your mouth, but the natural beauty of your smile. Dental implants provide a discreet, secure base for prosthetic teeth that can stand up to any food. They are a permanent alternative to dentures.

The procedure starts with an anesthetic and a sedative, and once you are comfortable, we insert a titanium anchor into your jawbone. This provides a solid, secure base for your new, custom manufactured crown. The crown is then cemented to the anchor to complete the process.

Implants don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support. They fill in not only the empty space between teeth, but also in the jaw to help prevent bone loss that can occur after teeth fall out. Unlike dentures, dental implants can be taken care of just like your natural teeth — brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist every 6 months.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

These third molars are the last teeth to develop. While sometimes these teeth may erupt and not cause the patient any issues, more often than not these teeth either don’t fully erupt or aren’t properly aligned. This causes them to become impacted between the gums and the jawbone, which will also affect the health of surrounding teeth.

When the wisdom teeth get impacted in the gums you need to get the help of an oral surgeon.In this case,the gum needs to be cut and opened to remove the teeth. This is done under anesthesia. Once the teeth are removed the oral surgeon places stitches in the mouth. This surgery is usually performed on wisdom teeth but can also be carried out on the other teeth as well.

Extractions & Impactions

Impaction is the failure of a tooth to erupt into the dental arch within the specified time. In case of discomfort or pain, the tooth will need to be extracted or exposed surgically. When your mouth lacks the space necessary to properly fit each tooth nature has provided, your dentist may suggest the tooth be removed to prevent overcrowding or damage to your other teeth. This is particularly the case with wisdom teeth that do not erupt through the gumline, and instead remain trapped (or, impacted) beneath the bone in the jaw. With this dental procedure code, the tooth in question is completely covered by a layer of bone, and is referred to as either “completely bony” or “full bony.” This is further complicated because such teeth often come in horizontally instead of vertically, causing the tooth to traject at an angle, interfering with adjacent teeth. An impacted tooth can also become infected, and it is because of these two reasons they are routinely removed.

There are two main types of tooth extraction, “simple,” and surgical. With a simple extraction, the tooth is removed using the same basic tools as with a surgical extraction, but without the need for any type of incision to the gingiva, nor segmenting of the tooth to aid in its removal. In contrast, a surgical extraction would require at least one of these two methods of enhanced extraction. Surgical extraction is covered under a separate dental code, and can also be referred to as an “open” extraction.

An ideal extraction of tooth is defined as painless removal of tooth or root of tooth from its bony attachments with minimal injuries to surrounding investing structures such that there will be minimum post operative complications. Our digital radiography systems decreases the radiographic exposure to minimal levels, our painless anesthesia delivery system like sprays, laser analgesia & microfine needle delivery systems make your dental experience painless & comfortable.

Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy): Root canal therapy is necessary when a tooth is infected and will not heal on its own. Symptoms include pain when biting and chewing, sensitivity with hot and cold, and constant aching and discomfort. A lot of people are intimidated when they hear the word “root canal”, but at our office there is no need to be afraid. Most general dentists will refer you to an Endodontic specialist, and in some complex cases we may need to refer you to an Endodontic too, but the majority of the time we can take care of this problem for you. This will save you time and extra doctor’s visits. When a tooth becomes badly decayed or infected, a root canal is performed to save it.

Depending on the severity of your case, you may require a crown to protect the tooth. This will prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function. Regardless of whether you get a crown or other restoration following the root canal, you should brush and floss regularly. See us every six months for a cleaning and exam.

Our goal is to keep you pain free while retaining your perfect smile that makes your happiness completely yours! If you are having these kinds of problems or are in a lot of pain, then come to Viva Dent for a checkup so we can see what kind of treatment might be needed.


22 January 2015


About Viva Dent

Vivadent is one of the leading Dental Clinics in Maldives. The clinic was established in 2012 to adhere to the highest standards in safety, hygiene and customer service in Dentistry.

Dr. Satheesh BDS

Dr. Rajkumar MDS (Orthodontist)