Category: Oral Surgery

What is oral surgery ?

Oral surgery, commonly referred to as oral and maxillofacial surgery, is a specialized area of dentistry that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities affecting the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. It entails surgeries carried out on the oral and facial regions.

Different types of minor surgeries done in clinics.

Some common types of minor dental surgeries include:

1- Tooth extraction: Removal of a damaged, decayed, or impacted tooth.

2- Dental implant placement: Surgical placement of artificial tooth roots (implants) into the jawbone to support dental prosthetics.

3- Root canal therapy: Treatment to remove infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth and seal the root canal to prevent further infection.

4- Periodontal surgery: Surgical procedures to treat gum diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

5- Apicoectomy: Surgical removal of the tip of a tooth’s root.

6- Frenectomy: Removal or repositioning of the frenulum, the connective tissue that attaches the lips, tongue, or cheeks to the jaw, to address issues like tongue-tie or lip-tie.

7- Surgical placement of orthodontic devices: Placement of mini-implants or temporary anchorage devices (TADs) to provide additional support or anchor points for orthodontic treatment.

8- Pre-prosthetic surgery: Surgical procedures to prepare the mouth for the placement of dental prosthetics, such as bone grafting or ridge augmentation.

Who is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental experts who complete additional years of study after graduating from dentistry school in order to gain the knowledge and abilities required to carry out surgical treatments. They are qualified to perform difficult surgical treatments affecting the jawbones, facial tissues, and adjacent regions, as well as the oral cavity.