Investigation and treatment of dental disorders has progressed tremendously over the past few years and Rossdales has been at the forefront of these developments. Oral endoscopic examination has been the mainstay of our investigations for over 10 years. Direct and magnified examination of the occlusal and periodontal margins has allowed accurate diagnosis of many conditions in the mouth, as well as providing a record of the examination in a digital format.
Most surgical procedures are also performed and monitored under endoscopic guidance, using techniques pioneered by Rossdales partner Pete Ramzan at our hospital.
Advanced dentistry techniques
Our dentistry experts utilise the following:
- Digital radiography
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Oral endoscopy
- Standing extractions (including minimally invasive pin repulsions and trans-buccal extraction techniques)
- Periodontal and diastemata treatments
Along with radiography and scintigraphy, CT imaging is particularly useful for the diagnosis of head and dental pathology and has greatly facilitated accurate diagnosis and surgical planning.
Surgical treatment of dental conditions
Treatments have advanced greatly in the past 20 years. Filling of caries, bridging and widening of interdental spaces for the treatment of diastemata, pulp debridement and endotontic fillings are now commonplace, along with advanced dental extraction techniques.
Extraction of diseased teeth is mainly achieved through the mouth, using a combination of standing sedation and local anaesthesia. In addition to routine spreading, elevation and forceps removal of teeth, we employ a variety of other techniques in problematic and fragmented teeth, including minimally invasive Steinman pin repulsion, Ramzan pick extraction and the recently developed trans-buccal extraction technique. These approaches have greatly facilitated the removal of fractured teeth, which without would have required traditional punch techniques and usually necessitate general anaesthesia of the patient.