What is oral surgery and the most common procedures?
Oral surgery is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the mouth, jaw and face. Common procedures include extraction of wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, jaw reconstruction, and removal of tumors or cysts. At our Philia Dental office, oral surgeons are trained to perform both simple and complex surgical procedures. In addition to traditional surgical methods, we also use advanced techniques such as computer-guided surgery and laser therapy. The goal of oral surgery is to improve the function and appearance of the mouth, jaw and face, as well as to improve the patient’s general oral health.
What is bone augmentation?
- Bone grafts are used to fill in areas of tooth loss, providing a platform on which new bone and tissue can grow.
- Bone augmentation can be used to improve the stability of dental implants, helping to ensure that the implant is securely placed.
- Bone regeneration techniques can help rebuild bone in areas where it has been lost due to trauma or disease.
- Bone substitutes can be used to augment existing bone, helping to fill gaps or deficiencies.
- Bone replacement implants can be used to replace missing teeth and help restore function and aesthetics.
How is the surgical extraction of wisdom teeth done?
Surgical wisdom tooth extraction is a dental procedure that removes any impacted or partially damaged teeth. It is usually done under local anesthesia and may involve cutting the gum tissue and bone to remove the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be split into pieces before it can be removed. There may be some swelling and pain after the extraction, but this should subside within a few days.
What are cysts and cystectomy?
Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the mouth and around the teeth. They are usually caused by infection or injury. Cysts can cause pain and swelling, and in some cases even tooth loss. Cystectomy is a procedure used to remove a cyst from the mouth and during this procedure the oral surgeon uses local anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the area around the cyst and remove it. After the cyst is removed, the area may need to be closed. The surgeon may also take a sample of the cyst to test for cancer or other diseases.
What is root resection?
Root canal resection is a procedure used to treat a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing part of the root of the tooth, usually in the area of the pulp chamber. The rest of the root is then filled with a special material to prevent further damage. This procedure is usually used when other treatments have failed or are not an option. It can also be used to prevent future tooth damage.
What is conscious sedation in dentistry?
Also in oral surgery there is the so-called “conscious sedation”. It is a procedure used for patients who experience anxiety or fear during dental treatments, as well as those who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time. It involves the use of drugs given orally or intravenously to reduce anxiety and pain while still allowing the patient to remain conscious and able to respond to verbal commands.