Posted on 5/23/2022 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
A variable range of problems with teeth, gum, jawbone, and other bony or soft tissues of the mouth can require treatment by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This particular form of treatment is known as “dentoalveolar surgery”. The alveolar is the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth.
Dentoalveolar surgeries are the procedures most often performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These are a group of procedures that involve adding, reshaping, or removing hard and soft tissues supporting teeth. Types of dentoalveolar surgeries include the Extraction of a tooth (such as the removal of wisdom teeth). Our practitioners will leave you to your satisfaction.
Dentoalveolar surgery procedure
The term dentoalveolar refers to the teeth and the alveolar bone that supports the teeth. Surgery involving the dentoalveolar area is the basis for much oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Our surgeons usually need to make an incision in the gum to remove the tooth or root. A small piece of bone may require removal to get to the tooth. The tooth may be divided into segments so it can be removed easily and safely.
Some teeth are easy to remove whilst others may be more difficult. Some difficult extractions may carry a significant risk of injury to nearby nerves, however, our surgeon will determine the risk/benefit profile of undertaking the extraction/s and discuss this in detail with you.
The incision in your gum may require closure with stitches. Following extraction of a tooth, nearby teeth often move out of their normal position and tilt into the gap. This can produce difficulty with biting and chewing. It may also predispose you to decay and gum disease around the tilted teeth as cleaning can be difficult.
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