Oral Surgery: Get To Know 4 Main Types & Their Benefits

July 22, 2021 - By Bruce Michaelson
Oral Surgery: Get To Know 4 Main Types & Their Benefits

The development of dental technologies and science has given rise to ample oral surgeries, all aimed at meeting the most precise to complex dental issues. This article will outline the four main types of oral surgeries conducted at our American Dental Center in Dubai, which are also the commonly performed oral surgeries worldwide. 

Implant Placements

Dental implants are one of the most popular treatment choices for replacing missing teeth. The installation of implants requires oral surgery where the implant rod or screw is inserted into your jaw. There are many types of dental implants specifically designed for different tooth replacement purposes and require varied surgical procedures. Typically after six months or less (depending on how healthy your jaw is), the surrounding bone tissue fuse with the implant. 

Benefits: 

  • Reduction in time of therapy
  • Reduction in surgical episodes
  • Preservation of the bone and gingival tissues.
  • Good predictability
  • Simplified surgical flow

Bone Grafting

This type of oral surgery is mainly performed when a person does not have sufficient jaw bone tissues. Insufficient jaw bone tissues result from failing to replace a missing tooth or a dental condition that deteriorates jawbone tissue. Apart from this, it’s also performed for conditions like gum disease or trauma. Even when you need to get an implant treatment but lack bone tissue to hold the oral prosthetic in place, bone grafting is necessary. 

Benefits: 

  • Prevents future problems that may arise due to insufficient bone density in your dental area
  • improve the appearance of implants, dentures, and crowns 
  • Prevents long-term health problems related to tooth loss and gum disease
  • Helps in supporting the remaining structures in your mouth and jaw

Tooth Extraction 

Some dental issues may require tooth extraction, and simple tooth extraction will not be effective in treating the condition in question. In such situations, a surgical extraction is performed. This type of oral surgery involves making an incision in the gum, allowing the oral surgeon to reach the tooth and extract it. Tooth extraction surgeries can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Severe tooth decay, damage, or infection are some common reasons for tooth extraction surgery. 

Benefits :

  • Relieves from dental pains  
  • A tooth infection can spread rapidly, making it difficult to treat, and so a tooth extraction surgery saves the rest of your teeth. 
  • Improves the aesthetic appearance of your teeth 
  • A viable solution to periodontal disease

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal

Third molar teeth which are also known as wisdom teeth are located in the very back of your mouth. These teeth erupt during the late teen or early adulthood. When a wisdom tooth gets stuck under the gum and doesn’t allow enough room to break through the gum, it is called “an impacted wisdom tooth.” Such impacted wisdom teeth are highly prone to tooth decay, disease, and other dental complications. Often wisdom tooth extraction surgery is an outpatient procedure. Meaning you can go home the same day. 

Benefits: 

  • It causes less crowding, aiding fewer orthodontic problems
  • Prevent damage to nearby teeth
  • Decrease the risk of oral disease and inflammations
  • Lessen orofacial pain
  • Prevent cysts, tumors, and jaw damage

Our team of handpicked dentists performs various oral surgeries apart from the ones discussed above. To maintain maximum patient comfort and safety, most of our oral surgery procedures are performed in our clinics, as we believe an office-based procedure is often the most efficient and cost-effective way to do surgeries. For complicated surgical procedures, however, we have the capability of treating patients in a hospital environment.

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