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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons emphasize treating problems related to the face, mouth, and jaws' hard and soft tissues. A patient may be referred to one of these specialist dentists by your general dentist for an intricate tooth extraction or may send you for an examination if they are uncertain about a problem with your jaws' alignment. It isn't essential to have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon perform every oral surgery; many dentists can even conduct standard procedures such as tooth extractions. However, some invasive procedures may need the intervention of specialists. Most patients don't realize is that dental surgery is prevalent and includes procedures that treat conditions that many people have and suffer. Dental surgery is primarily an outpatient procedure, and patients can generally resume their routine within a few days.

What are some common types of Dental Surgeries?

  • Root Canal: These procedures are widely regarded as the most common type of dental surgery. Millions of people are treated each year, saving many teeth from extractions and relieved from pain and sensitivity. Root canals usually are pain-free and highly effective in treating pain. Beneath a tooth's enamel is a soft-core called dental pulp, consisting of blood vessels, nerve endings, and tissue. When a tooth is decayed, bacteria enter the tooth and damage the pulp. The infected pulp causes pain, intermittent swelling and causes possible pain in your neck or jaw. A surgeon can treat this by extracting the decayed part of the tooth and removing the infected pulp. Later it is capped with a customized crown.
  • Dental implants: The implants have changed the way dentistry has advanced over the last 25 years. An implant is a replacement for the missing tooth. They are used to hold the crowns to the jawbone using artificial titanium roots. Dental implants help replace teeth due to decay, disease, oral cancer, or several causes like smoking or alcoholism. A dental implant is minor dental surgery to ensure the bone is appropriately fused before the tooth can be fixed. They generally need two to six months for the bone to fuse before they can have tooth restorations to complete the process.
  • Wisdom Tooth Extraction: This surgery involves the removal of four adult teeth located insides of your mouth. When wisdom teeth don't have space to grow, they can become impacted and cause pain, oral infections, or other dental problems. The procedure is performed by removing the wisdom teeth through surgical incisions and stitching the extraction area. It is imperative to follow your doctor's advice regarding the healing process to avoid excessive bleeding or blood clots.
  • Cosmetic Surgery: This type of surgery is not a medically necessary procedure but is used to improve the patient's face or smile. Cosmetic procedures are minor treatments like teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding, or composite restoration. Cosmetic procedures are essentially pain-free and can be completed in your dentist's office, eliminating the need for an oral surgeon.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: Accidents can happen, and when there is damage to the face due to sports injuries, falls, work-related incidents, or any facial trauma, it can be scary and stressful. Dental surgery for facial reconstruction breaks down into two categories: soft tissue injuries and fractures. In some cases, reconstructive surgery employed dental implants and other methods of treatment and mechanics to fix jaw alignments and bone structure.

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