Dentoalveolar surgery is a branch of oral and maxillofacial surgery that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases, injuries, and defects of the teeth, the alveolar bone, and the associated structures.
It is a complex field of dentistry requiring specialized techniques, instruments, and materials for successful treatment. This advanced form of dentistry can solve many dental problems, from straightening teeth to replacing missing teeth to restoring facial aesthetics.
With the help of a team of experienced dentists and oral surgeons from Lombard Dental Studio, dentoalveolar surgery can help patients achieve the desired outcomes and improve their overall oral health.
Dentoalveolar surgery is a surgical procedure used to correct oral health problems, such as malocclusion, misalignment of teeth, missing teeth, receding gums, or TMJ disorders.
The surgery can correct these problems using several techniques, including extraction, reshaping, or implanting artificial teeth. Dentoalveolar surgery can also be used to correct certain conditions in the mouth that might be related to cancer.
The surgery removes all or part of the bone surrounding a tooth to get to a tumor. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or an oral surgeon usually performs dentoalveolar surgery.
Oral surgeons are dentists who have had extra surgery training to do more complicated procedures.
It is the most common type of dentoalveolar surgery. An extraction is performed when a dentist removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. This can be done when a tooth has become too loose or decayed to be saved.
An alveolar osteotomy is the surgical reshaping of the jawbone. The procedure is done to correct a misalignment of teeth that can prevent teeth from fitting together correctly. An alveolar osteotomy can also be performed to make room for dental implants in the jaw.
This type of dentoalveolar surgery fills areas where the bone has been lost. The grafting may cover areas of missing gum tissue near a tooth or repair the bone around a tooth after an extraction. It may also be used to fill in gaps in the jawbone caused by osteonecrosis.
This surgery closes the wound created during an extraction, alveolar osteotomy, or implant surgery. It helps the wound heal quickly and reduces the risk of infection.
Dentoalveolar surgery can correct several dental problems, including misaligned teeth, decayed teeth, and gum disease. It can also be used to replace missing teeth and improve the aesthetics of the face.
Dentoalveolar surgery can correct misaligned teeth to improve a person’s smile and oral health by allowing the teeth to meet adequately. It can be used to treat misaligned teeth caused by skeletal abnormalities, bacterial infections, or injuries to the mouth.
Dentoalveolar surgery can also treat decayed teeth by removing the source of the infection and damaged tooth structures. It can also treat gum disease, which occurs when the gums around the teeth become inflamed.
Dentoalveolar surgery procedures will vary depending on the patient’s condition and the surgery being performed. Some procedures may require local anesthesia, while others may require general anesthesia.
Depending on the type of surgery, patients may be given an antibiotic before or after the surgery to prevent infection. Patients may also be given pain medication to manage postoperative pain after the surgery.
The length of the surgical procedure will depend on the type of surgery being performed. Simple surgeries like extractions can take a few minutes, while more complex surgeries may take several hours.
Dentoalveolar surgery may require specific preoperative preparations depending on the type of surgery being performed and the patient’s medical condition.
Certain types of dental surgery, such as tooth extraction, require patients to have their teeth cleaned and extracted before the surgery. This is done to avoid infection and promote healing following surgery.
Patients may be asked to undergo blood work to ensure they do not have any blood-related conditions that might affect their surgery, such as diabetes or anemia.
Postoperative care will depend on the type of surgery performed. Patients undergoing dental extractions should apply an ice pack to the area to reduce swelling and pain. They should also follow a healthy diet to promote healing.
Patients may be given antibiotics to prevent infection and pain medication for postoperative pain. Patients who have undergone more complex surgeries will need more extended recovery periods.
They should follow their surgeon’s instructions and take their medications as prescribed. They should refrain from strenuous activity and avoid using their mouth as much as possible.
Slowly increasing oral activity, including eating soft foods, can help patients recover faster after dentoalveolar surgery. Patients should brush their teeth gently to avoid irritating the gums and stitches.
We are committed to providing high-quality service to every patient who walks through our doors. That is why our office offers dental services, especially dentoalveolar surgery.
Our high skilled and trained team of dental professionals have been providing this service for more than a decade now. We understand that choosing between preventive, restorative, apicoectomy, oral surgery, sedation, sleep apnea treatment, orthodontic, or cosmetic dentistry procedure for yourself can be extremely difficult and overwhelming at the same time.
There are many things to consider, including the procedure type, cost, treatment duration, and recovery time. To help you get started on this incredible journey of beautiful smiles, we have compiled some information regarding the dental cleanings and exams we offer at Lombard Dental Studio in Thousand Oaks, California.
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