Your teeth are probably one of the most important parts of your external body, and it is imperative that they be kept healthy and strong. Now while prevention through good oral hygiene and proper diet is always better than resorting to dental assistance. But sometimes even people with the cleanest and healthiest teeth can sometimes (through choice, sickness or accident) require their dentist to perform some kind of procedure on their teeth. So let’s look at some of the most common procedures people ask their dentist to perform. For more information on any of these procedures, please follow this link to Mendelsohn Dental who can inform and assist in all kinds of dental surgery.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Now no matter how stringent your dental hygiene regimen is, you cannot control how your teeth are going to grow out in later life. Wisdom teeth often grow abnormally and are one of the most common reasons that people with good oral hygiene visit their dentist. The last three teeth to grow are called wisdom teeth and are located at the back of your tooth-line. If the tooth does not erupt properly from the gum it can mean that your wisdom tooth is grown improperly between the gum and jawline and must be removed to prevent any further damage to the surrounding teeth.

Reconstructive procedures

In the same way you can’t control how your teeth grow, you also cannot control what life will throw at you (sometimes literally) and damage to teeth through accident is a frequent problem that dentists see. This can vary from chipped, cracked or broken teeth, to severe gum damage and if you suffer even mild trauma that has little or no lasting pain, it is recommended you seek professional advice as more damage could have been done that you are unable to see such as root damage.

Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from this condition it is probably the bane of your partners evenings. A condition that affects nearly 8% of people to varying degrees of severity is caused by excess tissue in the mouth and throat, causing a slight to severe obstruction to your airways causing symptoms ranging from extremely heavy snoring, labored breathing during sleep and sudden disturbance from sleep with a distinct shortness of breath. Obviously this is regardless of your overall dental health and some but not all dentists will offer a procedure to correct the sleep apnea by removing the excess tissue at the back of the throat which causes the obstruction.


As can be seen a visit to the dentist is not always due to your oral hygiene, you can brush your pearly whites as much as you like but it’s hardly going to stop you tripping and cracking a tooth on your bannister is it?