Sometimes a deeper intervention is needed to restore a healthy smile. And then surgical dentistry comes to the rescue. And although surgical dentistry is perceived as a solution for tooth extraction, it covers a much wider range of tasks. In this case, the main task is to preserve the tooth!
The work of a surgeon is closely intertwined with other dental specialties; it is no coincidence that in many cases a surgeon, an orthopedist, and an orthodontist work with one patient.
Recently, cosmetic operations have also become in demand in dental surgery: in addition to excision of the frenulum (frenuloplasty), surgeons correct the contour of the gums (gingivoplasty) and the movement of intraoral muscles (vestibuloplasty).
One of the most common reasons for treatment is tooth extraction, that is, tooth extraction. In modern clinics, they conduct a thorough examination and look for any possible ways to preserve the dentition (filling, installing a crown on a decayed tooth or a preserved root). But in some cases, restoration is simply impossible, and sometimes a bad tooth poses a real threat to the patient's life, so the only possible solution is to eliminate it.
In surgical dentistry, emergency and planned tooth extraction are distinguished. Emergency removal is performed as soon as possible after an emergency is diagnosed. Scheduled removal can be scheduled at a convenient date for the patient and clinic.
Extraction of a tooth in an emergency is shown when:
The tooth is routinely removed in such cases:
Extraction of a tooth is carried out after a thorough examination of the oral cavity and examination of the patient's medical history. The complexity of the upcoming procedure can be determined by X-rays, on which the tooth itself is clearly visible, which makes it possible to establish its shape and length, as well as the location of the surrounding tissues.
Dentists distinguish between simple and surgical (difficult) removal.
In the first case, we are talking about the extraction of teeth that are clearly visible in the oral cavity. More complicated are situations with broken crowns, with unerupted (impacted) teeth, with a cyst, abscess, etc. In such cases, you have to use additional tools and perform additional actions (cut the mucous membrane, drill bone tissue, etc.). Such complex techniques require a highly qualified doctor. In all cases, tooth extraction is performed using local anesthetics.
The entire extraction process, depending on the complexity of the situation, the size and location of the tooth, takes from 20 minutes to three hours.
Wisdom teeth are removed in the same way as the rest. Statistics show that this happens much more often, since such teeth:
After tooth extraction, you will have to endure discomfort for some time. In particular, after a complex surgical extraction, pain is possible - to alleviate the patient's condition, the doctor will prescribe an anesthetic. As a rule, the condition is completely normalized in 3 to 10 days.
At first, you need to limit physical activity, quit smoking, hot drinks and hot food. To prevent infection from entering the socket of the extracted tooth, it is recommended to strictly follow the instructions of the dentist-surgeon
In our clinic, any surgical intervention is carried out only with the use of modern anesthetics and gentle techniques. As a result, the procedure is as painless as possible.
The decision to remove or save a tooth is more correct to take together with a doctor after a detailed diagnosis. In some cases, it is better to do this earlier.
If you have doubts now or need help in making a decision, be sure to contact our specialists in Kharkov. If you cannot save the tooth, then we will offer you the most optimal solution.
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