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Maxillofacial surgery in 1060 Vienna

In our specialist practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1060 Vienna, Dr Dr Felix Wick places particular emphasis on gentle and careful procedures. Detailed counselling and the best possible long-term results are at the forefront of all treatments. All oral surgery procedures can also be performed under general anaesthetic on request. You are welcome to make an appointment online.

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Wisdom tooth removal Vienna

A wisdom tooth extraction becomes necessary when problems such as pain, infections or misaligned teeth occur. There is often not enough space in the jaw for them to grow, which can lead to pressure on neighbouring teeth.

 

It can also happen that wisdom teeth only partially erupt and thus favour inflammation. In some cases, they are removed as a preventative measure to avoid future complications. The decision to remove them is always based on a thorough examination.


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Root end surgery

An apicoectomy is indicated if conventional root canal treatment is not sufficient to eliminate an inflammation at the root tip of a tooth. This may be the case if the inflammation recurs or does not completely subside after root canal treatment. The aim of the operation is to remove the centres of inflammation and preserve the affected tooth. The root tip of the tooth is surgically removed and the surrounding inflamed tissue is carefully cleared out. An apicoectomy is often used as a last resort to save a tooth from extraction.


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Implantology

A dental implant is the highest quality replacement for your own tooth. It is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that connects to the bone. There are different areas of application: The treatment of single tooth gaps, as well as the treatment of missing all or several teeth next to each other (see for example All-on-4 and All-on-6).

Bone augmentation

Bone augmentation is necessary if there is not enough bone substance to securely anchor dental implants, for example after tooth loss or bone atrophy. This can also be the case if the jawbone has been damaged by periodontitis or other diseases.


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Oral surgery under general anaesthetic

All oral surgery treatments can also be carried out under general anaesthetic on request. This is particularly popular for particularly extensive operations involving several dental implants or larger bone augmentations, and not only for anxious patients.

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Removal of neoplasms - biopsies

A wide variety of neoplasms such as fibromas, hyperkeratosis, leukoplakia or even malignant diseases such as oral squamous cell carcinoma can come to light in the oral cavity. It is usually advisable to remove these and have them diagnosed by a pathologist. The findings and the next steps are discussed with the patient in our practice.


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Exposing and snagging impacted teeth

Unlike displaced wisdom teeth, which can only be removed surgically, other displaced teeth (often canines) can be aligned in the dental arch using fixed braces or aligner therapy


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Separation of frenulum of the lip or tongue

Frenulum of the lips or tongue that are set too low can not only be annoying, but also medically indicated. Cutting or lengthening the frenulum of the lip or tongue is a short procedure performed under local anaesthetic.


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Surgical crown lengthening

This technique is used to lengthen remaining tooth stumps by removing the surrounding tissue to enable a prosthetic restoration with a crown, veneer or bridge.

Even if too much gum is visible when smiling (a so-called gummy smile), the removal of excess gum tissue can contribute to improved aesthetics.

Oral surgery & orthodontics in 1060 Vienna

Thanks to our close collaboration with orthodontic specialist Dr Carina Wick, we are able to offer both specialisms under one roof in our Vienna practice. Our patients benefit from time-saving procedures and optimised results, for example during the removal of wisdom teeth, implantation or treatment with  invisible braces.

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When should I see an oral surgeon?

An appointment with an oral surgeon should always be made for particularly complex procedures such as apicoectomies, dental implants, surgical tooth removal or wisdom tooth removal.

Can I see an oral surgeon without a referral?

As our specialist practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery is a private practice, you can make an appointment with us at any time without a referral. Ideally, your dentist will fill out our referral form in advance. You can also send us existing X-ray images in advance.

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and surgical procedures in the area of the mouth, jaws and face. Typical procedures include wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, jaw corrections, facial reconstructions following accidents or tumour removal and aesthetic surgery. The speciality requires comprehensive knowledge of oral and maxillofacial anatomy as well as surgical skills and aesthetic understanding.

How do you become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Training to become a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Austria requires a degree in both dentistry and human medicine. Both licences must be held. In addition, there is a 4-year specialist training programme. In total, this amounts to 14 years of training without delays.

What is the difference between oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery?

While oral surgery mainly focuses on procedures in the mouth, maxillofacial surgery covers a broader field that includes the mouth as well as the face, jaw and neck. Oral surgery is not a speciality in Austria, but rather a field of activity.