What is oral surgery dentistry?
Oral surgery dentistry procedure is performed to alleviate pain, restore dental function, treat trauma or infection, or improve appearance. Some dental procedure requires special dental skills that fall under the dentistry's category of oral surgery. These days, some of the oral surgeries are becoming a routine one, and people are getting surgical treatment for aesthetic purposes.
Different types of dental surgery
Various dental surgeries are performed to treat an injury restore dental function, or for aesthetic purposes. Here is the list for different types of dental surgery.
Corrective Jaw surgery- It is performed to correct minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities.
Cleft Lip/Palate- reconstructive surgery to correct cleft lip or palate
Apicoectomy- a procedure to remove the apex, or very tip, of the tooth's root. It’s a surgical option when root canal treatment fails or not sufficient to treat the infection.
Prosthodontics- aesthetic procedures that include reshaping of teeth to accept crowns, veneers or bridges, implant dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, etc.
Gingivectomy- a surgical dental procedure to contour the parts of gums in the mouth.
Bone Grafting- this surgical procedure enables to grow bone where needed while promoting new growth for bone
Tooth Extraction- removal of a tooth. Usually, the tooth is too damage to be repaired so your dentist suggests this treatment.
Reasons for oral surgery
The reasons for oral surgery varies from person to person. Most of the time, oral surgeries are performed to restore dental function. Here are the common reasons for oral surgery;
- Infected tooth roots
- Dental or facial trauma
- Impacted tooth
- Pain due to wisdom tooth
- Missing teeth
- Growths & lesions
- Sleep or breathing issues
Common oral surgical procedures
Dental problems can happen to anyone irrespective of age. And, some of the dental procedure has become routine and does not require prolonged treatment. Here are some of the common oral surgical procedure;
- Tooth extraction
- Dental implants
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Root canal treatment
- Feeling & repairs
- Crown lengthening treatment
Complications after oral surgery
In general, corrective dental surgery does not cause any post-op complications. It is recommended that you follow the doctor’s instructions to avoid any postoperative complications. However, sometimes some complications occur after oral surgery due to various reasons;
- Swelling and pain
- Dry socket
- Nerve damage
- Tooth misalignment
Oral surgery treatment that we provide
At Trucare dentistry, we provide personalized dental care for your dental problems. Whether you want to have a regular check-up or complex dental care, we have the expert team to provide you the best dental treatment. In addition to general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry we provide following oral surgery treatments;
- Sleep apnea appliances
- Root canal treatments
- Tooth extraction
- TMD treatment
- Implant dentistry
- Crown & bridges
- Bonding & tooth colored filings
- Missing teeth replacement, and many more.
Recovery time for oral surgery
The time to recover after oral surgery varies from person to person, and it also depends on the type of surgery. But, here are the tips to promote healing and boost recovery after oral surgery;
- Take enough rest
- Take prescribed medications
- Include soft diet in your meal
- Stay hydrated
- Use cold compressor (Ice pack)
- Protect the surgical area
- Maintain oral hygiene