What problems does surgical dentistry solve?

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Modern surgical dentistry is a rather broad concept, and today it deals not only with tooth extraction, but also with the diagnosis and treatment of a number of problems of the oral cavity and jaw, solving aesthetic problems.

So, what does surgical dentistry do?

Tooth extraction

Tooth extraction is not always without complications, so it can be considered as a serious surgical intervention. Usually, the need to remove teeth arises in case of thorough decay, breakage, purulent formations, collapsed bite and preparation for prosthetics or implantation. Wisdom teeth especially not erupted wisdom teeth cause quite a lot of worries, so in this case, surgical intervention is also performed.

All the above-mentioned cases require a serious approach by an experienced surgeon-dentist, because it is important not only to successfully carry out the surgical intervention with minimal trauma, but also to take care of the teeth and gums after surgery to avoid further complications.

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Implantation

Implantation of teeth is also one of the specialties of surgical dentistry. During a dental implantation, an artificial tooth root is surgically placed into the jawbone in place of a removed or missing tooth. A dental crown is then placed over the root. During implantation, due to the condition of the bone tissue very often bone grafting is also performed, so that the implant remains firmly in the jaw and serves for a long time.

In addition to implant placement, it is often necessary to remove an implant that is damaged for some reason.

Both the placement and removal of the implant is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made in the gum, grooves in the jawbone, etc. In order to carry out all the mentioned interventions with minimal trauma and avoid post-operative complications, it is very important to contact a qualified implantologist-dentist and follow the care instructions.

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Removal of cysts, abscesses, fibromas, tumors

Various types of growths often occur in the oral cavity and gum tissues. Removal of the latter is also performed by surgeon-dentists, having previously diagnosed the type of the growth, the method of removal and post-operative care.

Treatment of periodontitis

Periodontitis is the damage to the surrounding tissues of the teeth, during which the bone tissues of the tooth sockets are also destroyed, the teeth begin to move. The gums are also damaged and begin to bleed, and in more complicated cases, to suppurate. It is in such cases, when the treatment is considered delayed or has not produced results that surgical dentistry deals with the treatment of periodontitis.

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Plastic surgery procedures

Surgeons-dentists also deal with plastic surgery of the oral cavity:

  • Upper and lower lip frenulum surgery procedure, when short tissue causes biting or other problems;
  • surgery procedure of the tongue frenulum, especially in childhood, when the short tissue interferes with the correct formation of speech;
  • gingivoplasty: correction of gum deformities.

It should be noted that all the interventions performed by dentists are performed under local anesthesia. As in other operations, in the case of surgical dentistry, it is crucial to use modern and high-quality methods and tools, to observe sanitary and hygienic norms during the operation, and to provide proper post-operative care.

So, when applying for the help of surgical dentistry, choose a dental center where everything will be at the proper level, pay attention to the experience and qualifications of the surgeon-dentist.

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