Oral surgery is used to treat many diseases and involves a variety of procedures such as Wisdom Teeth Removal, Extractions or Gum Biopsy.
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- Can reduce pain
- Prevents teeth from impacting other teeth
- Creates room in a crowded mouth, which makes orthodontic procedures easier
Wisdom Teeth Removal: if wisdom teeth are not growing properly, impacting other teeth or causing pain, they should be removed. The wisdom teeth removal process involves an anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth is removed so you do not feel any pain. The dentist will open the gum tissue over the wisdom tooth and remove the tooth. Post surgery recovery typically only lasts a few days.
Extractions: commonly used for crowded teeth that need to make room for orthodontic treatment, or if a tooth is severely damaged or infected. Similar to a wisdom teeth extraction, an anesthetic is provided to numb the area where the tooth is removed so you do not feel pain. The dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue and then grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth until it eventually comes out.
Gum Biopsy: used to examine and diagnose unusual gum tissue. Commonly, a piece of the suspicious gum tissue will be removed and compared to a nearby healthy tissue. Comparing can determine if a cancerous area is forming from the cells on that gum tissue.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is a type of dental practice that diagnoses and surgically treats diseases, injuries of the mouth, jaw and other structures. This can include removal of impact and decayed teeth, removal of teeth to create room for orthodontic treatments and removal of cysts and tumours of the mouth.
Is Oral Surgery painful?
During the surgery, the dentist will administer an anesthetic that will make the procedure painless. Post-surgery, you may experience some pain but you will be prescribed any necessary pain management medication.