Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery Applications
As in all branches of general medicine, surgery is a field of study that requires a very special discipline and coordination. In dentistry, surgery is performed on the hard and soft tissues of the jaw bones (palate, lip, tooth roots) and jaw bones, and it must be performed by specialized physicians and in high discipline in terms of being intertwined with vessels and nerves.
Surgical applications performed are;
- Removal of teeth and tooth roots adhered to the jawbone
- Extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
- Treatment of prolapsed sinuses (sinus lifting)
- Bone graft application is performed in cases of bone loss
- Removal of gum and bone abscesses, cysts and tumors originating from tooth roots or soft tissues
- Detection and treatment of jaw fractures
- Treatment of facial paralysis, jaw joint and muscle pain, neuralgia
- Apical resection, which allows the tooth to be saved in unsuccessful root canal treatments
- Planning of maxillofacial aesthetics required to complement orthodontic treatment at advanced ages and performing operations together with orthodontics
What is the harm of wisdom teeth?
- It can cause crowding by putting pressure on the front tooth.
- It can cause decay in the front tooth.
- It can cause pain and swelling as it creates a favorable environment for inflammation and this inflammation can reach systemic organs.