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As Aesthetic Dental & Specialty Center, we perform wide scope of oral surgery including all kinds of surgical and simple extractions, alveoplasty and allographt bone grafting. We will provide you with a full consultation explaining the diagnosis and treatment options before scheduling the oral surgery.
We perform different types of extractions and ensure your comfort during and after surgery by using appropriate anesthetics and pain killers. Teeth can be removed simply or surgically.
- Simple Extraction
A simple extraction is made when a tooth hasn’t been broken too much and is visible in the mouth. The dental procedure is very quick and requires only local anesthesia. First, we will loosen your tooth with forceps before pulling it out. After your tooth extraction, you will have to avoid hard food during a few hours and take some pain medication, if needed.
- Surgical Extraction
A surgical extraction is performed when the tooth is broken down at the gum line or is not exposed, as it usually happens with wisdom teeth. The procedure may include local or general anesthesia depending on the case. To access the tooth, we will make a cut and pull back the gums. The tooth is removed in pieces or intact. After the surgery, it is important to follow the instructions: changing gaze pads, avoiding eating solid food and smoking, rinsing your mouth with salt water.
An alveoplasty is a surgical procedure which helps to smooth a jawbone. Alveoplasty is done in areas where teeth have been removed or lost. Along with smoothening the jawbone, alveoplasty expedites the overall healing process after multiple teeth removal. Alveoplasty is usually done at the same time when the teeth are extracted.
- Why Is It Needed?
When the tooth is lost or extracted, it leaves a hole in the jawbone. This creates high and low points in the jawbone and makes it difficult to fit dentures. Thus, undercuts, grown ridges and sharp shape ridges should be reduced and smoothed prior to the construction of any prosthetic appliances in order to fit them properly. In these cases, alveoloplasty would be beneficial or even mandatory. Sometimes, alveoplasty is needed to create a more esthetic smile. This is usually made in a combination with gum-reshaping and placement of veneers or crowns on the front teeth.
- How Does the Alveoplasty Perform?
Alveoplasty is done under the local or general anesthesia. If you need to remove your tooth too, the extraction will be preformed first, followed by alveoplasty. To start the procedure, we will make a cut in the gum to get access to the bone. A rotary drill is used to discard necessary bone, then, the bone is smoothed. Once the bone is polished, we will clean the areas and remove bone particles and other debris. The bone is discarded till the cast fits properly. After this, the gum tissue is replaced and the cut is stitched closed.
After the procedure, the area will be sore during a week. For the fist days you will be prescribed to take some pain medicine. Sometimes, antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infection. To relieve the pain, you can also rinse with salt water. Until the stitches are removed, you should eat only soft food. After seven to ten days, you will have a follow-up meeting with the dentist to see how the area is healing.
Allograft Bone Grafts
Allograft bone grafting procedure is performed to restore your bone to its normal form. Bone grafting may also be necessary in order to maintain bone structure after the teeth extraction, gum disease or trauma. Being a natural alternative to synthetic implant products, allograft bone is derived from an individual other than the one who is receiving the graft. Restoring the bone structure is important for many dental procedures, such as dental implantation. Moreover, the facial and jaw bones support the skin and face muscles which are responsive for cosmetic appearance.
The Benefits of Allograft Bone Grafting
- Allograft grafting helps to restore bone and tissue integrity, functionality and aesthetics
- Proven effectiveness in clinical trials
- Allograft has a great track record of safety
- It has no second surgical site
- Allograft provides a better attachment of implants
- Reduced pain and potential complications
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