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Do I Need a Root Amputation Procedure

Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Root amputation, or root resection, is a dental procedure in which one or more roots of a tooth are removed. The surgery is typically done on molars, as they have multiple roots going into the jawbone. What Does a Root Amputation Procedure Look Like? A root amputation is a minor surgery. It involves making a small incision in the gum around the tooth. The OMS surgeon will isolate and cut the diseased root using a surgical drill. They will then disinfect the area around the teeth, including the bone, to remove any present bacteria. Sometimes, the surgeon may seal the root end to prevent residual bacteria from leaking into the amputated site. Recovery from a root amputation typically takes 7-10 days. Depending on the situation, the OMS surgeon will prescribe some painkillers, antibiotics, and antimicrobial mouthwash. These help to speed up the healing process and make it as painless as possible. Do I Need a Root Amputation? The main purpose of a root amputation is to save an otherwise healthy tooth from extraction. Ideally, the tooth to be amputated should not have extensive fractures or signs of decay. Such damaged teeth rarely ever recover and may need to be removed even after the root amputation. One particular problem that can be solved with a root amputation is periodontal disease. The disease typically deteriorates the supporting structure of an affected tooth, including the roots. A root amputation to remove the affected root might prevent the remaining healthy parts of the tooth from infection. A traumatic event, such as a fall or blow to the face, may also lead to fractures in the roots of some teeth. In such a case, provided the affected teeth have no other dental issues, a root amputation may help preserve structural integrity. Book an Appointment Today Root amputations often have major ramifications for oral health, and you want to have the procedure done by a reputable surgeon. Get in touch with us today and book your root amputation appointment....
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Do I Need a Bone Graft Before Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Oral and maxillofacial surgery focuses on correcting specific oral and facial issues or malformations. However, some dental problems and maxillofacial anomalies require adequate bone volume and density for successful treatment. Severe fractures, congenital deformities, and bone diseases can result in significant bone loss. The only practical way to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome is to get a bone graft. [[[What Is Bone Grafting?]]] Bone grafting is a surgical technique for restoring your bone structure naturally before undergoing oral or maxillofacial surgery. It helps regenerate bone tissue, facilitating the formation and growth of new bone. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will incise your jaw or the site with deteriorated bone and place bone material harvested from your hip or tibia to stimulate growth. We will then perform surgery weeks or months later after your bone has the desired volume, density, and structure. Reasons You May Need a Bone Graft Before Surgery Anyone with severe bone loss in the jaws or maxillofacial sinus is an ideal candidate for bone grafting. If you have missing teeth or bone diseases like osteonecrosis, you are more vulnerable to significant bone loss. Our surgeon will recommend grafting to restore your bone density prior to your surgical procedure. A bone graft is necessary before getting dentures, dental implants, and other maxillofacial restorations. Benefits of Bone Grafting Bone grafting has numerous benefits. The procedure involves harvesting bone material from your body, preventing compatibility issues. A bone graft contains cells that trigger natural healing. The process has no risk of disease transmission or infection. It also restores your bone volume and density, allowing you to undergo various restorative procedures for optimal oral and maxillofacial health. Recovery and Aftercare It takes several weeks or months for the graft to fuse with your bone tissue. You can expedite healing by refraining from intense physical activities, avoiding hot foods and liquids, and following the recovery guidelines. We may prescribe antibiotics and pain management medications. Contact Our Practice Today Bone grafting can help restore deteriorated bone density and structure, ensuring you are ready to undergo oral and maxillofacial surgery. Visit our practice to know if you are an ideal candidate for bone grafting....
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Can Jaw Surgery Change Your Face

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Jaw surgeries change the facial appearance by altering the placement, contours, and shape of the chin, nose, teeth, lips, and chin. Jaw surgeries are widely used to improve facial appearance. Why Is Jaw Surgery Necessary People need jaw surgeries for a whole lot of reasons that relate to the alignment of teeth and jaws. Some of these reasons include: Correcting Facial Symmetry Some people seek jaw surgery to correct facial imbalances. Small chins, fractured jaws, cleft palate, and jaw joint problems can all distort the facial balance and create differences between the two sides of the face. Jaw surgeries are used to align jaws and teeth for a symmetrical facial appeal. Resolve Eating Difficulties These include underbite, overbite, and crossbite. When the lower and upper teeth do not align, biting and chewing challenges arise. Jaw surgeries, coupled with orthodontics, are used to align teeth for a perfect fit. Resolve Temporomandibular Joint Issues The TMJ joint is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull. Problems with this joint cause difficulties with breathing, speaking, and swallowing. People with TMJ disorders report significant pain and discomfort. Jaw surgeries are used to adjust one or both jaws forward, resolving most TMJ issues. Minimize Teeth Wear When teeth do not align properly, they grind against each other, causing excessive wear and tear. Misaligned teeth also increase the risk of accidents, such as accidentally biting the lip or tongue. Jaw surgeries are used to perfectly align the teeth, resolving bite issues and minimizing wear. Repair Jaw Deformities Due to Injuries and Birth Defects Jaw bone tears and fractures due to accidents are a risk factor for many oral problems. Some birth and growth defects make jaws either too long or too short, leading to malocclusion. These deformities can be easily corrected with jaw surgeries. How Does Jaw Surgery Improve Facial Appearance Jaw surgery improves facial contouring and refines the outline of the jawline. Additionally, jaw surgery aligns jaws and teeth. This leads to a more symmetrical, well-balanced facial appearance. Jaw surgeries improve facial appearance while also helping resolve health issues. Contact us today if you are facing any jaw-related issues. Our expert maxillofacial teams will assess your situation and develop an intervention plan....
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4/15/2024
Do I Need a Bone Graft Before Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
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Can Jaw Surgery Change Your Face
3/15/2024
Can Jaw Surgery Cause Sleep Apnea?
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How To Help Denture Mouth Sores
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How Long Does Facial Reconstruction Surgery Last?
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How Long Should You Rest After an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
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How Long Does It Take to Recover from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
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Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons Vs General Dentists
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The Role of Telemedicine in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Can Jaw Structure Cause Sleep Apnea?
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Cosmetic Dental Surgery, What You Should Know
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Oral Surgical Options for Receding Gums
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Dental Options for TMJ Disorders
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What is Hyoid Advancement Surgery
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Do Impacted Wisdom Teeth Cause Future Dental Problems?
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Protocols for Prosthetic Surgery in OMS
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Common Questions from Our Dental Patients
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What Can I Expect at My Maxillofacial Appointment
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Why Do Dentures Stop Fitting?
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Cannabis Oral health effects
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Should I Get Sedation For Oral Surgery?
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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
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Do Cavities Between the Teeth Do More Damage?
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Oral Piercing And Its Relationship To Oral Health
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Materials for Direct Restorations
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Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
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What Is Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?
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Teeth extraction in the elderly
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What are the different types of oral maxillofacial surgery
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What Does it Mean to Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?
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What Makes TMD Worse?
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Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
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Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
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