Oral surgery at Buderim Park Dental
Oral surgery is the oldest of dentistry specialties. This specialty encompasses the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases that occur in the mouth, jaws, and tissues.
Oral surgery includes all types of extractions, lesion removal, and histological analysis thereof, in addition to implants.
Under the tutelage of our Buderim oral surgeon, we can solve those problems that need surgical intervention for their solution.
What is oral surgery?
It consists of a medical-surgical specialty that includes prevention to the study, treatment, and rehabilitation of any affectation that may occur in the mouth. Thus, oral surgery is the option of choice when it comes to solving such common problems as removal of parts, removal of lesions, dental implants, pre-prosthetic surgery, or late treatment of bruxism, as well as the analysis and relevant histological study.
Surely you have heard – if you have not suffered them in your flesh – of most of the above procedures.
Exodontics at Buderim Park Dental
This procedure is one of the most frequent in oral maxillofacial surgery and consists of the extraction of a dental piece. The reasons why this intervention is required are diverse. In the case of childhood, almost half of the cases (44.75%) are due to orthodontic causes, positioning themselves as the first position. On the occasion of the placement of the famous apparatus and in the absence of space in the oral cavity, it is decided to proceed with the extraction of a piece, the most common being that of the first and second premolars. In the case of adults, the reasons vary. Thus, around 60% are due to the presence of caries, 20% due to periodontal disease and, finally, with a percentage less than 20%, trauma, prosthetic or orthodontic treatments are located. Although it is true, these percentages may vary depending on the population studied.
Certainly, depending on the cause, the exodontics will be carried out in one way or another; but the extraction mechanism can be divided into two types:
Simple extraction: It is the one that is performed in the presence of visible teeth. To do this, first, you have to loosen the tooth with the appropriate instruments, in this case, the elevator is used, which allows breaking the ligament junction that occurs between the tooth and the bone. Once the piece is loosened, it must be removed by using forceps. In very few cases, it is necessary to make incisions in the gum.
Surgical extraction: As the name itself intuits it, this intervention is a bit more complex than the previous one. It is the one that is performed when a tooth breaks in the gum (root extraction, the crown is damaged) or, directly, not born. To do this, it is necessary to make an incision in the gum to remove the tooth. Likewise, in these cases, it may become necessary to manipulate the bone itself or even proceed from the tooth.
Before proceeding with any action, the area will be properly studied by inspection and radiography, medical history, current medication, and possible comorbidities will be evaluated. At the beginning of the intervention, the area is anesthetized by a truncal technique.
Risks and benefits
Like any oral and maxillofacial surgery that is performed, it is a risk. However, this is minimal. First, the anesthesia used is local; specifically, only the nerve is asleep in a truncal way, so the risks related to anesthesia are greatly reduced. Likewise, there are also minimal risks or consequences, such as pain and post-intervention inflammation.
For more information, contact
Your local Sunshine Coast Dentist in Buderim.
BUDERIM PARK DENTAL
6/83 MILL RD, BUDERIM-4556
PH: 07 5445 6577