Dental surgeries are medical procedures performed on the teeth, gums, or jaw, to treat conditions such as infections, injuries, or malformations.

What is dental surgery called?

Dental surgery is the surgery of jawbones and teeth it covers a few dental procedures or medical procedures that involve artificial modification of dentition and deals with the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and study of the condition and disease of oral mucosa Following are the procedures involved in dental surgeries.

How painful is dental surgery?

Even if there is pain associated with your dental surgery, your dentist can help you manage pain during the procedure with sedatives.

After the procedure, you may be prescribed prescription or over-the-counter medications to manage post-operative pain or discomfort. Although your recovery time will vary depending on the surgery, any tenderness should last only a few days.

What is a maxillary sinus lift?

Maxillary sinus augmentation (also known as sinus floor elevation or lofting) is becoming the most performed procedure before the placement of dental implants in posterior maxillae that have suffered severe bone loss due to sinus pneumatization, alveolar bone atrophy, or trauma.

What are the techniques for maxillary sinus elevation?

There are two main approaches for maxillary sinus floor elevation:

Direct and Indirect approach.

Direct–lateral window technique

 Indirect – osteotome sinus floor elevation, bone-added sinus floor elevation, minimally invasive trans alveolar sinus approach, and antral membrane balloon elevation

What is bone grafting?

With the advancements in the field of dentoalveolar reconstruction and surgeries, jaw bone defects are capable of performing rehabilitation for a variety of reasons, e.g. maintaining the normal anatomic outline, eliminating space, aesthetic restoration, and placing dental implants. Several techniques have been developed today, to eliminate bony deformities including bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, distraction osteogenesis, use of growth factors, and stem cells.

Bone grafts consist of materials of natural or synthetic origin, implanted into the bone defect site, and documented to possess bone healing properties.

What is a Gingivectomy? Procedure & Recovery

Gingivectomy is the oldest method for eliminating pockets in periodontitis patients (it is a chronic multifunctional disease characterized by the inflammatory destruction of periodontal tissues) this process involves the surgical procedure of excising the unsupported gingival tissue to a level where it is attached and creating a new gingival margin that is apical to the previous position. Gingivectomy can be performed using instruments including scalpels, electrosurgery, and laser.

Dental implant surgery:

Dental implant surgery is performed by inserting artificial tooth roots. These implants bond with the jawbone, allowing the dentist or oral surgeon to place replacement teeth called crowns. Dental implants can be an option if you have one or more missing permanent teeth. They’re made to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

Endosteal Dental Implants:

An oral surgeon will incise the gum, exposing the jawbone underneath.Holes will be drilled deep into the bone, where the implant post will be placed.

It is optional if chosen, a temporary, removable denture can be placed over the hole, for aesthetic purposes, until the permanent tooth can be attached to the implant.

Subperiosteal Implant

jawbone won’t be drilled, and the implant post will be placed on or above the bone.

What is an extraction at the dentist?

When broken, damaged, or decayed teeth can’t be repaired with fillings or endodontic procedures, extracting them would be the only choice. Tooth extractions are also performed for a variety of other reasons. Examples include the removal of baby teeth that don’t fall out in time and impacted wisdom teeth. Two types of extractions can be performed.

Simple tooth extractions remove visible teeth and extraction is done without any incision or complications. They are usually performed by a general dentist.

What is surgical extraction?

Complicated; it involves a complex procedure in which a tooth is impacted inside the jaw and cannot be removed without making an incision. Surgical extractions are often performed by oral surgeons.

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