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02/Dec/2020

Minor oral surgery is a field in dentistry that involves surgical treatment that performed within the mouth. This surgery can be done under local anaesthesia with or without sedation. In most situations, it requires only a relatively short recovery period. Types of Minor Oral Surgery

  • Impacted wisdom teeth removal – Surgery to remove wisdom teeth
  • Difficult Teeth Extaction (Surgical Extraction) – extraction that require the elevation of soft tissue flap, removal of bone, and/ or sectioning of the tooth
  • Apicectomy – removal of the last portion of the root of a teeth
  • Cyst Enucleation – a technique used to completely remove cyst by elevating of soft tissue flap,  removing of bone overlying the cyst followed by peeling off the cyst with spoon-like instrument.
  • Gum Surgery
  • Dental Implant Treatment – placement of dental implant (that look and feel like your natural teeth) to replace your missing tooth.
  • Biopsy – is a procedure where a small part of tissue is removed so that it can be looked closely under microscope.

 
 

20/Feb/2011

Complex Extraction

Unfortunately, not all extractions can be done by simply grasping the tooth with forceps and rocking it out.  What if there is nothing left above the gum line to grasp? Or what if the crown breaks off leaving the roots still in the bone? These things can and do happen, and any dentist that extracts teeth will have to deal with them routinely.

Retain Root

In these cases, it becomes necessary to surgically remove the tooth.    This is frequently accomplished by prying the root out using a sharp instrument that can be forced between the root and the bone surrounding it.  This technique is called “luxation“.  In the case of multiple rooted teeth, the roots are first separated so they can be removed individually.  Unfortunately, not all roots or root fragments may be removed in this fashion. This means that the dentist must make an incision into the gums around the tooth and raise a flap of tissue exposing the tooth and its surrounding bone.

Surgical Extraction – a. Gum flap is raised and surrounding bone is removed. b. The roots of the molar are split with a drill  and removed. c. The flap is held  back in place with sutures

Sometimes, after the flap is raised, there is enough tooth exposed to grab and remove it as in a simple extraction.  Sometimes, the technique described above as luxation may successfully remove the tooth.  If luxation fails,  the dentist must take a handpiece (drill) and cut away some of the surrounding bone in order to gain a purchase on the tooth. After the tooth has been pried out of the artificially enlarged socket, the dentist then sutures (sews) the flap of tissue back in place so that healing can proceed normally.

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