Oral Surgery is the branch of dentistry that encompasses the removal of teeth, biopsy and removal of suspicious lesions, and the preparation of the mouth to receive prosthetic appliances or implants.
Oral Surgery Procedures include:
Tooth Extraction – the removal of the remaining tooth structure due to decay, trauma, or severe periodontal involvement.
Tori Removal – the removal of tori (benign overgrowths of bone) in preparation of the mouth for a dental prosthesis.
Soft tissue biopsy – obtaining a sample of a suspicious soft tissue (gum, cheek, tongue, etc.) lesion for microscopic analysis.
Hard tissue biopsy – obtaining a sample of a suspicious hard tissue (bone or tooth) lesion for microscopic analysis.
Alveoloplasty – the trimming of soft tissues and bone in preparation of the mouth for a dental prosthesis. It is only required in cases in which the dentist feels that the anatomy of the bone will interfere with the wearing of the dental prosthesis. Alveoloplasty can be performed at the time of tooth extraction or later on as a secondary procedure.
Advanced Oral Surgery Procedures – these procedures require collaboration with an Oral Surgeon and include impacted tooth removal, treatment of jaw fractures, orthognathic surgery, and sedation to list but a few.
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