Most common oral surgical procedures
Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dental medicine, that most commonly deals with oral procedures like:
Tooth extractions or root extractions;
Wisdom teeth extractions (Alveotomy);
Complicated extractions of impacted or retinated canines or molars;
Root resection (Apicoectomy);
Removing of benign pathology (Cystectomy) and other.
Each and every one of these treatments are done in a controlled environment with an oral specialist performing the treatment, of course under local anesthesia.
TOOTH EXTRACTIONS AND ROOT EXTRACTIONS
Sometimes in dentistry the tooth damage or the infection is too extensive to ‘save’ the tooth with conservative dentstry, and therefore needs to be extracted.
Most of the time tooth extractions are simple, but there are some cases where the teeth are too damaged and they’re stucked in the bone, so there is a need for a surgical extractions. These procedures are fast, safe and painless.
ALVEOTOMY – WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION
Alveotomy, or most commonly known as ‘wisdom tooth extraction’, is one of the most frequent surgical procedures done in the field of oral surgery. We need an Alveotomy when the wisdom tooth has not come out properly, but instead, they are ‘stuck’ under the gums or ‘impacted’ to other teeth. The irregular position of these teeth can cause various problems, from pain to swelling and damaging other teeth by pushing them.
When wisdom teeth start to create problems, and if they’re not in the regular position, then surgical removal is needed. This type of procedure is also done under local anesthesia and there is no pain involved.
Apicoectomy stands for a surgical procedure in oral surgery that involves the removal of the tip of the tooth’s root, along with the infected tissues around it.
This type of treatments is used in oral surgery when every other conservative method such as root canal therapy has been done but without any results. Like Alveotomy and every other surgical treatment, Apicoectomy is done under local anesthesia and its completely painless.
This oral surgical procedure describes the process of removing abscesses, granuloma, cysts and other periapical lesions present in the oral cavity.
Sometimes, pain or swelling can occur, but some patients don’t feel any pain, and they don’t know about these problems until they do an X-Ray and the dentist spots it. After the diagnosis and depending on the situation, your dentists will recommend the ideal solution for your problems and give you a therapy plan. Again, the whole treatment is done under local anesthesia and painless.
If we have a completely toothless jaw, we can replace the whole dental set by making a bridge supported by implants (usually it takes 6-8 teeth).
Before undergoing a surgical implant insertion in the upper jaw, every surgeon will check not only the bone density but also the position of the sinuses. This is a very important step before doing any implant insertion, as some patients have very low sinuses floors.
If the sinuses floor is too low and before implant insertion, the surgeon will elevate the sinuses in order to get enough space to fix the implant in the bone. This type of procedure is needed when the tooth is lost and therefore bone volume decreases.
Sometimes, when we lose a tooth, the bone volume can decrease and therefore not be sufficient for implant insertion. For the implant insertion to be successful, the surgeon sometimes must add some artificial bone in order to increase the volume of the bone that should keep the implant in place and stabilize it in the bone. Depending on the amount of bone grafting, the healing process can last from 4-9 months.
We know that these type of treatments are stressful for everyone, that’s why we try to minimize the stress with big bright smiles and kind words. We’re here to remove the pain and bring back your smile.