Dental surgery is a branch of medicine which involves diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mouth conditions and disorders. Surgical procedures include different kinds of modification to the teeth, gums and jawbone and can sometimes involved sedation.
If you think you require some form of surgery to resolve your dental concerns, experienced practitioners at East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are here to take care of you. Here is an overview of nine major types of dental surgery:
This is a surgical procedure where the dental surgeon takes bone from your own body to repair a damaged or diseased jawbone. A surgeon makes an incision in the jawbone in order to attach the other bone to it.
Facial Trauma Surgery
This pertains to injuries to the facial soft tissue, such as lacerations, burns, contusions, or hard tissue fractures. They can be treated using sutures to achieve the best cosmetic result. In case of fractures, jaw wiring or plate placement may be required.
Dental trauma may be caused by fights, falls, motor vehicle accidents, or sporting injuries. A dental trauma surgery may be required when:
Full Mouth Reconstruction
This involves completely replacing or restoring all teeth inside your mouth while taking into account bite, speech, smile, facial support, and jaw joint health. It helps prevent further damage by protecting your teeth against wear and tear. It also boosts gum health and enhances self-confidence.
Oral pathology is a branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosis and treatment of various oral diseases, such as oral cancer, canker sores, salivary issues, fungal infections, bad breath, jaw misalignment, and herpes of the mouth. Common symptoms of oral disease include throat soreness, mouth sores, and red or white patches on the cheeks or tongue.
Platelet Rich Plasma
This is a relatively latest method of tissue regeneration that involves enhancing healing in several dental and oral surgery procedures, especially for senior patients. It enables dentists to harvest and produce platelets from the blood drawn from a patient during outpatient surgery.
Sleep apnea refers to a sudden interruptions in the breathing process while sleeping. It can lower the sleep quality and also have a serious impact on the body’s oxygen supply, resulting in potentially life-threatening conditions. Common types of sleep apnea include obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea.
A tooth extraction may be needed when you are suffering from excess tooth decay, tooth crowding or tooth infection. It is typically a quick outpatient procedure that may be performed under local, general, or intravenous anesthesia.
This is a dental procedure that is usually performed after a tooth extraction. It can help restore the natural contours of the gums and jaw that may have been compromised due to tooth extraction or some other reason. It involves rebuilding the height and width of the bone surrounding the tooth socket.
Due to technological advancements in dentistry, oral surgical procedures have improved by leaps and bounds. If you think you require oral surgery, schedule an appointment with us at East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by calling us at (860) 934-7809 today.