SURGICAL TOOTH EXTRACTION

For most people, the very idea of extracting a tooth is an extremely unpleasant thing. Besides, if you hear from a dentist that it is necessary to extract a tooth surgically, then it can be really scary.

Don’t worry! Surgical tooth extraction just sounds more frightening than it really is. Our professional experts and high-quality equipment will make the treatment safe and painless.


Oral Surgery - what is it and when is it needed


Oral surgery is an area of dentistry that deals with surgical procedures performed in an oral cavity. While the "usual" tooth extraction can be performed by a general practice dentist, surgical tooth extraction is performed a specialist in oral surgery.

Most common procedures in oral surgery are:

 

  • wisdom tooth extraction
  • removing tooth roots
  • apicoectomy (a root tip removal)
  • cystectomy
  • frenectomy


The need for oral surgery is in the situations when a general practice dentist assesses that a case is more complicated and cannot be performed by him/her alone.

 

SURGICAL TOOTH EXTRACTIONAlong with these most common procedures, oral surgery is applied even on occasions when gum surgeries and parodontopathy treatments are required.

Except in exceptional cases, most are routine surgeries. Additionally, they are performed with local anesthesia, which makes the procedure completely painless. After the surgical procedure, patients receive instructions and go home. The length of recovery depends on the type of procedure.

 


Surgial wisdom tooth extration


Surgical wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common interventions of oral surgery. Due to various problems that can be caused by wisdom tooth, for a lot of people, wisdom tooth extraction is the best solution.

Wisdom teeth or, in medical term the third molars, are the last eighth teeth in a jaw. Unlike other teeth, they erupt much later, usually in twenties. Since people at that time are mature and more intelligent compared to the period when other teeth erupt, wisdom teeth are called like that.


Interestingly, functional significance of wisdom teeth for a modern man is almost minimal. Therefore, it can be said that wisdom teeth are a certain "evolutionary legacy". Unfortunately, for most people, they are not a reminder of ancient ancestors, but the source of a problem.

The most common problems that wisdom teeth create are the consequence of the lack of room in a jaw for them, so during eruption they may have a negative impact on adjacent teeth. Impact wisdom tooth could cause damage to adjacent teeth or cavity on adjacent seventh teeth due to inability to be cleaned or result in periodontal pockets, because a wisdom tooth is growing in at the wrong angle.

Moreover, inflammation may also occur. During eruption, between wisdom teeth and gums there is room in which food particles get trapped. This leads to the inflammation called pericoronitis. Cysts can also be formed.

Naturally, it is possible that wisdom teeth erupt without making any major problems, therefore, extraction is not necessary. In this case as well, it is also necessary to make additional efforts to maintain oral hygiene, which can be a bit more difficult due to their position.

If it is determined that wisdom teeth are erupting at the wrong angle or that there will be no room for them, then surgical extraction of wisdom teeth is advised so as to avoid potential problems. Since the tooth has not erupted yet, then oral surgery is the only solution. As tooth extraction is not possible by the usual method (using pliers), gums have to be firstly slightly cut to enable the access to the tooth. Afterwards, the tooth is extracted by releasing it from the bone, after which the wound is sewn.

After the surgical extraction of wisdom tooth is completed, the recovery lasts for 7 days, after which stitches are removed. During this period, it is extremely important to follow the instructions that you receive from your dentist. Here are some tips:

 

 

  • Avoid rinsing your mouth.
  • Apply ice packs or cold compresses.
  • Do not eat while anesthesia lasts, then eat soft food, avoid warm meals.
  • Do not smoke two days after tooth extraction.
  • Consult your dentist about taking analgesics.
  • Consult your dentist about taking antibiotics.

 

In our office, the price for wisdom tooth extracting is rather reasonable. For more information, please feel free to contact us.


Removing tooth roots


Removing tooth roots can be done by an oral surgical procedure if it cannot be removed by ordinary non-surgical methods.

Tooth root is mainly removed if it cannot be strengthened and used for a dental prosthesis in the case of a short root, tooth abscess infection or cyst.

The intervention implies cutting and lifting the gum away from the tooth, so the root is easily accessible. It is very important to remove tooth abscess infection, if there is one. Afterwards, the tissue is stitched back in place.

The removal of a root is painless, because it is done with local anesthesia. During the recovery process, it is important to follow the following basic instructions:

 

  • Apply ice packs or cold compresses.
  • Eat mushy and soft food.
  • Enhanced oral hygiene with additional attention paid to the stitches.
  • Consult your dentist about taking analgesics.
  • Consult your dentist about taking antibiotics.

 

For removing teeth roots, prices are extremely affordable considering the quality of the service we offer. Feel free to contact us and see for yourself.


Apioetomy


Apicoectomy is an oral surgical procedure done by resection of the tip of a tooth root.

The need for apicoectomy occurs if there is an infectious process at the top of a root that cannot be treated by conservative methods. In this case, apicoectomy is the only solution for the teeth preservation.

The intervention implies cutting and lifting the gum away from the tooth, so the root is easily accessible. Then the top of the root and a part of the bone around it are removed. It is very important to remove the infection with the utmost care so as not to have re-emerging infection. Afterwards, the root canal is filled and in the end, the tissue is stitched back in place.

The intervention is carried out with local anesthesia. The stiches are removed in 6-7 days. It is important to follow the basic instructions of a dentist during a recovery process similar to those of the removal of a tooth root.

If you want surgical teeth extraction to be just a terrible expression, but not a terrible experience, then Dental Vortex is the right place for you. For more information, you can contact us.