Oral Surgery

From routine extractions to complex reconstructive surgeries, oral surgery plays a crucial role in restoring oral functionality and alleviating discomfort. Here's an overview of oral surgery, its common procedures, and post-operative care

WHAT IS ORAL SURGERY?

Oral surgery encompasses a range of surgical procedures aimed at addressing various dental and oral health issues

Common Oral Surgery Procedures:

  • Tooth Extractions: Removal of damaged, decayed, or impacted teeth is a common oral surgery procedure, often performed to prevent further complications.
  • Dental Implant Placement: Surgically inserting artificial tooth roots (implants) to support prosthetic teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.
  • Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery): Correcting jaw misalignments to improve bite function, facial symmetry, and overall oral health.
  • Oral Pathology: Biopsy and removal of abnormal growths, cysts, or tumors within the oral cavity.
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Surgery: Addressing issues with the jaw joint to alleviate pain and improve jaw function.

Preparing for Oral Surgery:

    • Consultation: A thorough examination and consultation with the oral surgeon to discuss the procedure, address concerns, and establish a treatment plan.
    • Medical History: Providing a detailed medical history, including medications, allergies, and pre-existing conditions, to ensure a safe surgical experience.
    • Pre-Operative Instructions: Following guidelines regarding fasting, medications, and any specific preparations outlined by the oral surgeon.

The Oral Surgery Procedure:

  • Anesthesia: Depending on the complexity of the surgery, local or general anesthesia may be administered to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Incision and Treatment: The oral surgeon makes precise incisions as needed, performs the required treatment, and ensures optimal results.
  • Suture Closure: Surgical incisions are carefully closed with sutures, promoting proper healing.

Preparing for Oral Surgery:

    • Consultation: A thorough examination and consultation with the oral surgeon to discuss the procedure, address concerns, and establish a treatment plan.
    • Medical History: Providing a detailed medical history, including medications, allergies, and pre-existing conditions, to ensure a safe surgical experience.
    • Pre-Operative Instructions: Following guidelines regarding fasting, medications, and any specific preparations outlined by the oral surgeon.

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