Confidence in treatment undertaken by specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon

Oral and maxillofacial surgery specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region.

At Levantine Dental Clinic, we provide the best oral & maxillofacial surgery treatment of third molar extraction, crown lengthening, apicoectomy, abscess eneculation and bone regeneration and grafting.


Oral & Maxillofacial surgeries we provide

Third molar extraction

Also known as wisdom teeth extraction, a wisdom tooth or third molar is one of the three molars per quadrant of the human dentition. It is the most posterior of the three. Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each of the four quadrants, but it is possible to have fewer or more, in which case the extras are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted. They are often extracted when or even before this occurs.

Crown lengthing procedure

it is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth, Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.
This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth. This is done by removing some gum tissue or bone. Some people have a lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth.

APICOECTOMY

In this procedure, the dentist opens the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is also removed.
A small filling may be placed in the root to seal the end of the root canal, and a few stitches or sutures are placed in the gingiva to help the tissue heal properly.
Over a period of months, the bone heals around the end of the root.

EXPOSURE OF UNERUPTED TEETH

Exposing unerupted teeth can regularly help orthodontic treatment and accelerate the way that the teeth will move. In a few patients, teeth don't eject and should be uncovered with the goal that Orthodontic machines can be connected to them. These strategies can be done amid the orthodontic treatment time frame. Sometimes orthodontic sections are attached to the unerupted tooth so the tooth can be moved into the right position with orthodontic brackets. The advantage of exposing an unerupted tooth using Diode laser is that patients will have less pain and more comfort.

Bone regeneration and grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to gain bone volume, thickness and length that are extremely missed.
Bone generally has the ability to regenerate completely but requires a small space or some sort of scaffold to do so. Bone grafts may be autologous (bone harvested from the patient’s own body, often from the iliac crest), allograft (cadaveric bone usually obtained from a bone bank), or synthetic (often made of hydroxyapatite or other naturally occurring and biocompatible substances) with similar mechanical properties to bone. Most bone grafts are expected to be reabsorbed and replaced as the natural bone heals over a few months’ time.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.
Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck like from a heavy blow or whiplash can lead to TMD. Other causes include:
- Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
- Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
- Arthritis in the joint
- Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth


FAQs

When wisdom teeth have problems (such as: pain, infection or decay), or when they might cause damage to other teeth or if they cause problems with crowding of other teeth.

Although having an oral surgery is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe infection, so before have the surgery, let your dentist know your complete medical history, the medications and supplements you take, and if you have one of the following:
- Damaged or man-made heart valves
- Congenital heart defect
- Impaired immune system
- Liver disease (cirrhosis)
- Artificial joint, such as a hip replacement
- History of bacterial endocarditis

Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed.
If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a hard-to-pull tooth must be removed in pieces.

You have to look after yourself carefully after you have had a tooth taken out or any dental surgery. Following these instructions will help minimise post-operative pain, swelling, tenderness and aid healing, as well as prevent infection:
- Do not rinse your mouth out for at least 12 hours after an extraction.
- Keep your mouth clean, brush your teeth as normal but brush the area of treatment gently.
- Avoid eating or drinking until the local anaesthesia has worn off.
- If you start to bleed again, Roll a handkerchief into a sausage, place it over the bleeding socket and bite HARD for 30 minutes.
- You may experience some pain, swelling and bruising after treatment.
- Make sure you take some painkillers for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid smoking for at least 5 days after treatment.

In addition to a detailed history and careful clinical examination, imaging studies of the teeth and jaws may sometimes be helpful as a diagnostic tool. These include:
- Routine Dental X-rays and Panoramic Radiographs. These show the teeth and provide a screening view of the bony structures of the TM joint.
- Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan). This provides greater detail of the bone but a somewhat limited view of the disc and soft tissues. It is indicated when a screening radiograph of the TM joint shows some bony changes. More info on CT scans by FDA.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This provides images of the disc as well as the muscles and other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
- Scintigraphy (Bone scan). This involves the injection of a radioactive substance that is absorbed by the bone cells and shows whether a pathologic process is in an active or inactive state.

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to gain bone volume, thickness and length that are extremely missed.


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