Oral surgery is a branch of dentistry that includes surgical interventions in the area of the mouth and jaw. Oral surgery is usually performed by an oral surgeon. These are specialists in dental medicine who have advanced education and training in oral surgery procedures.
The most common surgical procedures:
Some examples of oral surgery:
As already stated, oral surgery includes, among other things, the extraction of a damaged tooth or root that cannot be cured. If we cannot cure the tooth with endodontic treatment, we try to save the tooth, that is, to avoid extraction, with a surgical procedure called an apicotomy, during which we surgically remove the apical third of the root (tip of the root). even that is not possible, then tooth extraction is the last intervention in the therapy of certain diseases.
On the other hand, surgical procedures that are applied even before installation of implant, and when it is necessary to replace the bone are: sinus lift and bone regeneration.
In the case of certain orthodontic procedures or teething difficulties, it is also possible to undergo a surgical procedure such as a corticotomy.
Oral surgery also includes procedures on soft tissue, such as cyst removal or oral-facial correction.
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