Clínica de Saúde Oral de Loulé, Oral Surgery


Oral Surgery

This is the area of Dental Medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases/problems related to the oral and maxillo-facial region..
The most common surgical acts are:
  • Dental extraction
  • Extraction of an impacted tooth (a tooth that failed to erupt through the gum line being therefore retained in the maxillary bone)
  • Enucleation of an apical cyst
  • Apicectomy
  • Exposure of a dental crown for orthodontic traction
  • Detachment and elongation of the labial or lingual frenum
  • Incisional and excisional biopsy of injuries related to the oral cavity's hard or soft tissues.

This surgical acts are performed under local anaesthesia ; however, there are more complex cases that need the use of general anaesthesia in an Operating Room.


Endodontics is the speciality of Dental Medicine dedicated to the treatment of the pathologies related to the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth..

When cavities reach the dental pulp (commonly known as "nerve") they have to be removed, eliminating the bacteria and sealing the canals. This procedure is called endodontics (commonly known as root canal).

Due to the scientific and technological evolution that has been occurring over the last years, we can currently eliminate points of dental infection and preserve teeth that formerly had to be extracted.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

It is a very common Pathology but equally unknown by the majority of people.

People who suffer from headaches, back pain, torticollis, shoulder or neck pain should perform an Occlusionstudy..

It is very common to see patients receiving treatments for "headaches", "sinusitis", "earaches", "back hernias", "cervical deviations", "cervical traumas", "neck pains", etc., for years without any satisfying results! Many of these patients suffer from Temporomandibular Joint disorder which has never been diagnosed!
Many of these symptoms are part of a change in the Stomatognathic System, which is important to detect and correct. We often see these patients receiving Otorhinolaryngology, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical treatments for several years with disappointing results.

The Temporomandibular Joint Disorder should be solved by a Dentist/Stomatologist and can be fixed without surgery.