Dental surgery refers to a range of procedures performed by a dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. These procedures can include the removal of teeth (extractions), placement of dental implants, correction of jaw problems, treatment of oral injuries, and removal of impacted wisdom teeth, among others. These are some common examples of dental surgeries that a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon may perform.
Tooth extractions are a common type of dental surgery where a dentist removes one or more damaged, decayed, or problematic teeth from the patient’s mouth. This procedure is typically performed when a tooth cannot be restored and is causing pain, infection, or damage to nearby teeth. The extraction may be simple, involving the removal of a visible tooth, or it may be more complex, requiring the removal of impacted wisdom teeth or broken pieces of a tooth.
After the extraction, the dentist may recommend follow-up care, such as taking antibiotics or avoiding certain foods, to promote healing and prevent infection.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. They are called “wisdom teeth” because they typically come in when a person is older and considered wiser.
However, not everyone develops wisdom teeth, and some people may only develop one or two of the four possible wisdom teeth. In many cases, wisdom teeth can cause problems because they do not have enough room to come in properly. This can result in pain, infection, damage to nearby teeth, or the formation of a cyst. In such cases, a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon may recommend removing the impacted wisdom teeth through a surgical procedure known as an extraction.
The extraction is typically performed under local or general anesthesia and may be done on one or multiple teeth at the same time, depending on the patient’s individual needs.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Correction of jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, may involve surgery to realign the jaw or repair damaged joints. Treatment of oral injuries may include surgery to repair facial fractures or lacerations. And the removal of impacted wisdom teeth is performed when these molars do not have enough room to come in properly and can cause pain, infection, or damage to nearby teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are a popular and effective solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or decay.
The implant is made of a biocompatible material, such as titanium, and is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over time, the bone around the implant heals and grows around it, creating a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth, also known as a crown, is custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural teeth.
Dental implants are designed to look and function like natural teeth, providing a stable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
The goal of dental surgery is to improve oral health, function, and appearance. The specific details of the procedure will depend on the patient’s individual needs and goals, as well as the expertise of the treating dental professional.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Embedded Tooth Removal