DENTAL EXTRACTIONS mouth surgery
A tooth may have to be extracted for several reasons, such as dental caries, injury or as part of orthodontic treatment. Whatever the reason, you will most likely be referred to an oral and facial surgeon who will remove the tooth in the office with an appropriate anesthetic for your procedure.
While most root canal (endodontics) treatments are successful, there are times when a root canal treatment alone is not enough. If the infection of the dead nerve inside a tooth extends beyond the root and surrounding bone, your dentist may refer you to an oral and facial surgeon for an apicectomy. During which, the surgeon removes the infected part of the tooth root to clean the infection and then fills the root to prevent future infections.
Expose impacted teeth as part of orthodontic treatment
It is not uncommon for other teeth, in addition to wisdom teeth, to be affected or blocked in such a way that they do not enter the mouth. Fortunately, your orthodontist and oral and facial surgeon can take the impacted tooth through the gum and place it in the correct position, which gives you a beautiful and healthy smile.
A frenulum are small folds of tissue located in the mouth: under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip and connecting the cheeks with the gums.
A frenectomy is a simple procedure that is performed in the consultation of the oral and facial surgeon to loosen the frenulum connection and extend the range of motion in that part of the body.
Dental hemisection and root amputation
The term "root amputation" refers to the surgical removal of a root of a tooth with multiple roots. If even after a root canal treatment, one or more of the tooth's roots become infected or there is a significant loss of bone around the tooth, your dentist can refer you to an oral and facial surgeon for a hemisection or root amputation. During a hemisection, your surgeon removes half of the tooth, leaving a useful tooth with only one root.
Trigeminal nerve repair
The trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for facial sensation and functions such as biting and chewing, may be at risk of injury during some oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Oral and facial surgeons are able to diagnose and treat these injuries with surgical and non-surgical treatments to restore sensation and function.
Soft tissue grafts
Soft tissue grafts in the mouth can be important for maintaining oral health. They are used to add more tissue in a given area and can be used to:
- Prevent further gum recession;
- Cover an exposed root;
- Stop sensitivity in the affected area;
- It improves the appearance of the tooth
- Prevent problems in the future.
Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty
Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth, is caused by bacteria that, if left unchecked, can cause periodontitis. A gingivectomy surgically removes diseased or excess gum tissue and bacteria that can cause periodontitis.
Crown lengthening procedures
Before placing a crown on a tooth weakened by caries, cracked, broken, or severely worn, your dentist can refer you to an oral and facial surgeon for a crown lengthening procedure to make sure there is enough dental structure available for Hold a crown safely.
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