Oral Surgery is a very extensive area of Oral ​​Medicine, working next to several other medical disciplines. Dentists specialized in this area work all surgical treatments related to the patient’s oral cavity.

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The most common treatment in this specialty is the extraction of teeth which can no longer be recovered – teeth with extensive oral cavities where restoration is impossible, teeth which have lost their bone and gum support (which might happen due to a pathology known as periodontitis), impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, among others.

 

To ensure the comfort of patients during these more invasive treatments, Prime Dental Clinic works with the most modern dental anesthesia technologies, which provide a more comfortable application of the product which doesn’t bring as much discomfort after its effect has passed.

 

In certain cases, where patients are not comfortable with the use of anesthesia, we provide the conscious sedation system and perform surgery with surgical laser, allowing patients to maintain control of their basic functions without feeling pain.

 

Being a more invasive treatment, this is the option we try to avoid, prioritizing Preventive Treatments design to prevent pathologies from reaching a stage where surgery is the only option.

 

For this reason, we recommend that our patients have at least two oral check-up consultations annually, where in addition to removing all the bacterial plaque and tartar, the responsible Dentist/hygienist will examine the patient’s entire oral health condition, preventing the deterioration of possible complications and keeping previously performed treatments under scrutiny.

Oral Surgery Treatments

Dental extraction

Tooth extraction is the most common treatment in the field of Oral Surgery.

This is the recommended treatment when the patient presents very extensive cavities, which make it impossible to recover the teeth, when there has been a great amount of bone loss, or when it becomes necessary to gain space in the jaw.

In more complex cases, tooth extraction may have to be performed using bone, tooth and tissue cutting techniques, for example, ankylosed teeth that “glued” to the bone, and impacted teeth – teeth that were not born but remained in the jaw; may have to be extracted in order to avoid more severe complications such as tooth resorption, deep cavities in neighboring teeth, inflammation, severe pain and crowding.

Treatment of Oral and Facial Infections

Infections caused by fungi and bacteria in the oral cavity tend to spread to other parts of the body, such as the maxillary sinus and salivary glands, but are generally easily treated with medication.

However, late diagnosis or more severe pathologies may require oral surgery.

Treatment of Oral and Facial Infections

Infections caused by fungi and bacteria in the oral cavity tend to spread to other parts of the body, such as the maxillary sinus and salivary glands, but are generally easily treated with medication.

However, late diagnosis or more severe pathologies may require oral surgery.

Bone Grafts and Maxillary Sinus Elevation

When there is a great amount of bone loss, due to pathologies in the oral cavity or due to external accidents; oral surgery can be a necessity in the restoration of the bone that supports the teeth, in order to maintain the functionality of the patients’ smile as well as allowing for future treatments, such as the application of implants and prosthetic parts.

Elimination of Cysts and Tumors

In general, cysts and tumors do not have associated symptoms, making it necessary to use radiographs during check-up appointments to be discovered.

Its removal through oral surgery is usually necessary. It may be indicated for deeper analysis for the diagnosis of certain pathologies at an early stage.

Elimination of Cysts and Tumors

In general, cysts and tumors do not have associated symptoms, making it necessary to use radiographs during check-up appointments to be discovered.

Its removal through oral surgery is usually necessary. It may be indicated for deeper analysis for the diagnosis of certain pathologies at an early stage.

Treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull.

When there is continuous and lasting pressure on it, the patient might start to feel pain or difficulty in moving his jaw.

This is a condition called temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD.

In some cases the treatment is quite simple and may even go without medical intervention, however it usually requires an objective diagnosis and treatment.

However, in more complex cases it may be necessary to resort to surgery to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition.

FAQ

Why is it necessary to remove impacted teeth?

The impacted teeth are those that, due to factors such as lack of space, cannot grow at the right time.

Failure to extract this teeth in a timely manner can cause periconoritis, which are inflammation/infections in the gums, dental crowding, dental cavities in adjacent teeth, greater possibility of creating cysts and tumors, increased teeth sensitivity and fractures in the jaw.

Does every impacted tooth need to be removed?

Not necessarily.

Whenever possible, we prefer treatments which deal with the cause for the impaction of the teeth rather than its removal.

Is it necessary to remove each wisdom tooth?

No. During your dentist appointment, the responsible doctor will perform a complete analysis of your dental condition, determining which of the wisdom teeth need to be removed if any do.

The removal of wisdom teeth is a very common practice because they have a greater tendency to be misplaced in the mouth, or to cause complications to the other teeth. Create your appointment today, to assess your condition.

When is it necessary to remove a tooth with cavities?

Dental cavities happen due to an accumulation of bacteria from foods rich in hydrates, which release substances that over time begin to damage the teeth.

A major problem associated with cavities is the difficulty in noticing them in the earlier stages where the patient doesn’t feel any discomfort, there are solely very small holes at the surface of the teeth.

For this reason, we recommend that our patients create at least two Check-up appointments a year, where a specialized doctor will examine the condition of each individual tooth and perform prevent treatments when necessary.

Only after the cavity reaches the dental pulp, will the patient start to feel some discomfort and sensibility. If the endodontic treatment, also known as devitalization of the teeth, is not performed in due time, the decay will spread and extraction will be the only option to return the comfort of the patient.

What should the patient do after the surgery?

In the first 24 hours after surgery, it is advisable for the patient to put ice on the affected area at intervals of 15 minutes, never in direct contact with the skin, in order to reduce swelling and inflammation.

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