Specializes in treating many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaw and face region). Whenever a patient feels anxious on undergoing dental surgeries, IV sedation is recommended. With IV sedation, it puts you in deep relaxation and makes you less aware of what is happening around you.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Starts with the diagnosis and treatment that will treat all abnormalities either congenital or acquired within the oral cavity and its surrounding tissues. Context is from the middle and lower third of the face.
Oral infections are some of the most common infectious diseases.
Odontectomy(Impacted Third Molar Removal)
- An odontectomy is the surgical extraction of a tooth that is partially or completely encompassed by bone.
- It differs from a regular surgical extraction because the bone is removed that surrounds the tooth and then the extraction of the tooth takes place.
- The dentist typically cuts open a section of the gum to reach the bone, and if necessary, drills a hole in the bone to access the tooth.
- The dentist then loosens the tooth from the surrounding socket using elevators, and may cut the tooth into sections for easy removal.
- Forceps are used to hold the socket open while the sections are taken out piece by piece. The procedure is completed under local anesthesia, but more serious cases may require general anesthesia.
- If the dentist decides to leave the root behind, the procedure is known as partial odontectomy or coronectomy, meaning only the crown of the tooth is removed