Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
The word surgery, revolves our imagination around hospital stay, general anesthesia or an uncomfortable & drawn out recovery period. The fact is that most common oral surgical procedures are done at JR Dental usually require only local anaesthesia & they won’t interfere with normal activity for more than a day or two.
Common oral surgical procedures performed at JR Dental:
Sometime oral surgeon is needed to remove teeth that are deeply decayed, fractured or damaged beyond repair or Tooth extraction might also occur during orthodontic treatment, if the teeth are severely crowded. Tooth Removal is much more gentle procedure than you may be imagining that’s because your teeth are not rigidly fixed in the jaw bone. They are suspended in the network of fibres called PDL
An infection in the face, neck or jaws may require an oral surgeon to drain the infected area and treat any teeth that may be causing the infection or affected by it.
Other type of oral surgery focused on the structures surrounding the teeth rather than the teeth themselves. For eg. if you have gum recession periodontal plastic surgery may be recommended to protect tooth roots that have become exposed & are endangered to decay.
If bone loss is the issue, tooth supporting bone can be rebuilt with routine grafting techniques. This procedure has allowed many people to get dental implants, when they wouldn't have otherwise good candidates for this life changing tooth replacement technology.
Temporo Mandibular Joint Pain
Inability to open the mouth, limited mouth opening, or pain in Temporomandibular joint seeks an immediate attention of an oral surgeon. Any kind of TMJ problem should be treated at the earliest any kind of delay leads to irreversible changes in joint.
If you have noticed any kind of swelling in your mouth or facial region whether its painful or not immediately seek an advice from Maxillofacial Surgeon as reason behind such swelling could be a jaw Cyst, jaw tumor or facial infection. Delay may only aggrevate the condition