Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
This is the branch of dentistry that first diagnoses the illnesses after clinical and radiological examination and treats by medicine and surgical means.
Dental implants, and in the case of patient not having enough bone structure, addition of bone graphs, is considered in this field too.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery :
- Teeth removal
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Impacted tooth extraction
- Dental implants
- Broken jaw surgery
- Jaw tumour surgery
- Treatment of the cysts and abscess in the jaw
- Adjustment of jaw tissue, prior to prosthetic and orthodontic treatments
- Stem cell PRP treatments
- PRF practices
- Laser applications in surgery
- Jaw joint surgeries
- Jaw diseases treatments are included in this branch
Face anomalies that occur after childbirth is also comprised by this branch. Among these, there are tears in palate and lips, upper or lower jaw being positioned in a further or ahind position so the chewing function and aesthetics are compromised. In these cases, orthognathic surgery, osteotomy, distraction osteogenesis, solid tissue and soft tissue augmentation is applied.
After the tooth removal, the patient shouldn’t spit, brush their teeth, swish around their mouth too hard, use straw or mouthwash. They should consume foods that are warm, soft and that doesn’t have particles. Antiseptic mouthwash that’s been prescribed by the doctor should be used after every food consumption and every brushing of the teeth. Painkillers and, if prescribed, antibiotics should be used regularly. The patient shouldn’t smoke in the first 48 hours, as it would damage the healing process.
Procedures that are performed by professional dentists that are fast and atraumatic, don’t cause too much pain and it is easily manageable with painkillers. Disturbing the clot formation damages the healing process and it may cause additional pain. The oedema in the cheeks vary from patient to patient. In order to prevent the oedema from forming, the patient should apply cold compress to the cheek for the first 24 hours. A light swelling is perfectly normal and is required for the healing.