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Other Surgeries

Teeth Extractions

There are many reasons your dentist may recommend that you remove one or more teeth. For example, a tooth may be removed during orthodontic treatment to create space for the movement of the residuals. Also, the tooth may be so injured that it cannot be maintained or damaged by the caries or has high mobility due to periodontitis.

Whatever the reason, you should visit an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who will undertake to remove your tooth or teeth with the least possible injury and pain, minimizing the chance of complications.

Apicectomy

If you or someone you know has had a tooth rescue (endodontic treatment) to save a tooth, rest assured that the majority of the toothache is successful. However, sometimes the infection from a dead nerve in the tooth spreads beyond the root of the tooth into the underlying bone. When this happens, your dentist will refer you to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for treatment. After examining and looking at your history and radiographs, he can tell you that a surgery called acrizectomy is the right treatment for you.

At the apicectomy, the infectious part of the root of the tooth is surgically removed to “cleanse” the infection of the tooth and adjacent bone.

The surgeon may use infrared material to seal the root to prevent the spread of infection. In cases where a significant amount of bone has been lost in the area, a bone graft may need to be inserted to promote healing. If the infection remains untreated, it can lead to abscess or bladder formation, which in turn leads to more bone loss around the tooth and eventually tooth loss.

Apicectomy is usually performed with local anesthesia in the clinic.

Frenectomy

The word “frenum” means a small aspect of tissue that secures or prevents the movement of a moving organ of the body. Grains can be found in the brain, in the digestive tract and usually in the mouth. There are several bones in the oral cavity: under the tongue, inside the upper and lower lip and joining the cheeks (cheeks) to the gums.

“Frenum” can affect speech, tooth position and gum health. Additionally, they can make the gums recede. In these cases, your dentist, orthodontist, or pediatrician may refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon who can determine when a procedure called halineectomy is necessary to correct the problem and restore the proper functioning of the tongue and lips.

Frenectomy is usually performed in a local anesthesiologist. It is usually done with a scalpel or diathermy. The maxillofacial surgeon cuts the carpet to loosen the connection and increase the range of motion, or removes the carpet completely. The procedure usually lasts no more than 15-20 minutes.

Other soft molecule surgeries

  • Soft tissue grafts.

In general, soft-tissue grafts are used to increase the size of the soft-tissue in cases where the gums have receded, the gums are very thin, there is evidence of periodontal disease, the tissues are affected by injury or the roots of a tooth have been exposed. Soft tissue grafts can:

  • Prevent further gum recession
  • Cover a root that has been discovered
  • Protect a sensitive area
  • Improve the appearance of the tooth
  • Prevent future problems

Temporary anchoring devices

 If you or someone in your family is undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is likely that the orthodontist will refer him to the maxillofacial surgeon for insertion, a small titanium screw on the upper or lower jaw, or sometimes on the palate (oral cavity). . Known as temporary anchorage devices, these screws act as “anchors” that orthodontists can attach to various areas of the mouth to help move teeth. They allow orthodontists to overcome the limitations of moving with the known “braces” to make difficult and completely predictable tooth movements.

These devices are placed in a local anesthesia-based pediatric surgery. It is fast without any pain and the orthodontist can use it immediately. They are usually used for a short time and when removed, the area is healed immediately in 2-3 days.

Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums around the tooth that is caused by germs. Gingivitis can be treated with proper oral hygiene and visits to the dentist but can sometimes lead to periodontitis in which there are pathological inflammation pockets that can lead to tooth loss or even loss. If conservative treatment methods, such as abrasions and cleansing, do not work, there may be indications for further surgical treatment, lectomy. Electrolysis may also be indicated in patients with gingival hyperplasia. Electrectomy seeks to stop the progression of the disease by surgically removing the pathological tissue and through it the microbial agent.

Gingivectomy is performed under local anesthesia in the maxillofacial surgery clinic.

Gingivectomy, surgical resection of the gums is often done in combination with gingivoplasty for aesthetic and functional reasons. The aim of the procedures is the natural appearances of the gum.

Crown elongation

Has your dentist suggested that you place a hoop on a tooth that has caries, is it broken or is it too short? Your dentist may refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon for a lengthening mill operation to ensure that a sufficient amount of tooth is available to support a crown.

The procedure of elongation of the mill is performed with local anesthesia in the maxillofacial surgery. Depending on the case, the surgeon may remove a small amount of scar tissue to provide enough space for the crown to be inserted. After 4-6 weeks after surgery, the area will have healed and your dentist will be able to complete the prosthetic work.