Understanding Surgical Dentistry or Oral Surgery

Understanding Surgical Dentistry

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Simply stated, surgical dentistry is a type of medical procedure that is performed on a patient’s jaw or mouth. In truth, there are many different types of surgical dentistry or oral surgery that can include everything from root canal to tooth removal and even repositioning of the jaw. In other instances, surgical procedures associated with dental treatments may involve even the removal of a tumor. In addition, highly specialized surgical dentistry may be performed by an endodontist as well as a periodontist and other dental specialists. The more common types of dental surgical procedures include everything from removing impacted wisdom teeth to the repair of the jaw or teeth after an accident as well as root canal and artificial tooth implants. 

Meeting with The Doctor
Meeting with The Doctor 

Other common reasons for oral surgery include gum grafting and maxillofacial surgery. A patient may require surgical dental procedures when a general dentist is simply not able to address a particular injury or disease related problem. Patients will usually prepare for oral surgery well before the actual procedure date. This involves meeting with the doctor and discussing all aspects of the procedure. It also involves preparing your home so that it is comfortable and properly situated for someone who has just had surgery. It is best to arrange transportation with a family member or friend so that you are not driving following a medical procedure. 

Signs of Recovery
Signs of Recovery

Surgical dentistry like other types of medical procedures involves following the doctor’s instructions with regard to recovery. This helps to accelerate the healing process and reduces pain and swelling. Most procedures can be expected to show signs of recovery within just a few days to up to a month. What a patient eats and drinks following surgery is also important. This is another case where talking with your dentist is the best way to know for sure. Whatever the case may be, one thing is certain and that is that surgical dentistry or oral surgery is an important part of modern dentistry that has helped countless people enjoy a better quality of life. Contact your dentists in Pinole, Azadeh Hosseini, DDS, and Ghazal Hosseini, DDS at Top Pinole Dental today for more information. 

References:
[1] Learn More About Surgical Dentistry
[2] Myths About Root Canal Treatment

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