Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

In maxillofacial surgery, tooth extraction refers to the removal of the tooth from its pocket or socket in the bone. Extraction is performed in cases where the tooth is severely damaged, unrecoverable or generally disrupts the structure of the mouth and teeth. Although other dental treatment methods are prioritized before tooth extraction, in some cases tooth extraction is seen as the best alternative and is preferred by the maxillofacial and dental surgeon.

If it is a simple tooth extraction procedure, it is possible to extract the tooth only with local anesthesia. On the other hand, in some complicated tooth extraction procedures, general anesthesia may be preferred to make both the patient and the physician more comfortable. However, it should be noted that general anesthesia in tooth extraction is a very rare situation and the procedure is usually completed with a local anesthesia needle.

Tooth extraction can be performed in cases such as pathological findings in the bone, cyst or tumor formation, implant surgery or tissue preparation before prosthesis. In some cases, the tooth that needs to be extracted may need to be cut into pieces and then extracted. During the surgical tooth extraction procedure used in such cases, the bone is first removed to reach the tooth, then the tooth is broken into pieces and each piece is extracted one by one. The treatment is completed after the remaining area is completely cleaned.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

They are also known as wisdom teeth. They are the last molars to erupt on both sides of the jaw. It should be noted that wisdom teeth show a different pattern of manifestation and eruption in everyone. Racial and hereditary characteristics, general oral structure and eating habits are the main factors that affect how a person’s wisdom teeth erupt. Wisdom teeth, which mostly erupt between the ages of 21-22 in women and between the ages of 22-23 in men. There is also the possibility that wisdom teeth may remain impacted in the jaws. In such cases, jaw and dental surgery intervention is required.

If inflammation or gingival abscess has started to occur in the soft tissue around your impacted wisdom tooth, it means that wisdom tooth surgery is required. Likewise, if the wisdom tooth, which is partially impacted and partially erupted, is prone to decay, or if it has started to put pressure on other teeth around it even though it is impacted, you may need to have impacted tooth surgery for the wisdom tooth.

During surgery for this impacted tooth, the position, size, alignment and condition of the tooth in the bone are among the main factors that affect the surgery. Since wisdom tooth surgery is a complicated and meticulous procedure, it is essential that you consult the best doctors for the this.

Impacted Tooth Extraction

Impacted teeth do not always have to be wisdom teeth. The teeth we refer to as impacted teeth are the teeth that should have come up but could not come up even though it was time for them to come up. There may be impacted teeth that can remain completely inside the jawbone, as well as teeth that are not visible because they are covered with soft tissue even though they are in the right place. There are many factors that affect the impacted teeth. Some of them are genetic factors, narrow jaw, decays in milk teeth that are not intervened in time or displacement of neighboring teeth.

Impacted tooth surgery provides benefits to the patient not only from a functional and medical point of view but also from an aesthetic point of view. However, before recommending any surgery for impacted teeth, it should be evaluated whether there is an alternative to orthodontic treatment. If orthodontic treatments are insufficient, impacted tooth surgery is performed and the aim is to reveal the patient’s impacted teeth. Impacted tooth surgery aims to reveal the impacted tooth either as a single piece or as more than one piece by dividing it and bringing it to the intended position. It is quite normal to have pain, swelling, bruising and sensitivity in the bone structures that are treated after surgery. When the surgery is performed by a professional maxillofacial and dental surgeon, it is possible to say that these side effects will be minimal and will disappear shortly after the surgery.