Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Any disease or problem related to the soft tissues in the mouth such as the tongue, palate, lips, salivary glands, as well as hard tissues such as teeth, jawbone and jaw joint can be treated with medical and surgical applications.
Oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery procedures
Many issues related to oral and dental health such as general tooth extraction, impacted tooth or wisdom tooth extraction, implant treatments, sinus lifting and/or bone grafting applications if necessary with dental implant treatment, tooth and jaw fractures, diagnosis and treatment of jaw cyst and tumors, formation of tissues before prosthesis treatment, treatment of cleft lip and palate, treatment of bone necrosis developing in the jaw area due to drugs and radiotherapy applied within the scope of cancer treatment, etc. are within the scope of oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery procedures.
Tooth decay can make a person's life unpleasant due to side effects such as aches, soreness and bad breath. For minor dental cavities, the tooth can be saved by procedures such as dental filling and root canal treatment. On the other hand, in case you have severe tooth decay that cannot be treated in any way, dental surgery should be applied to extract these teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth become dysfunctional over time because they cannot find a home in the jaw or become embedded in the jawbone. These teeth can cause tooth decay over time, leading to abscesses and pain, putting overall oral health at risk. Wisdom teeth can also interfere with the positioning of other teeth due to their location and posture, leading to the formation of crowded teeth. In this scenario, impacted teeth or wisdom teeth should be surgically removed due to the damage they do to the mouth, teeth, and jaw structure.
Jaw-Related and Dental Deformities
Jaw deformities can be inherited or acquired as a result of trauma or illness. The incompatibility of the lower and upper jaws with each other and with the face produces cosmetic discomfort as well as functional disruptions such as chewing, speaking, and sleeping.
Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, is typically done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment since the teeth shift along with jaw motions. Similarly, treating merely the teeth with orthodontics without doing any other surgeries is not an option for those who have skeletal issues. This is due to the fact that the jaw and teeth are interdependent. Teeth must be situated on a sound, well positioned jaw in order to function properly.
With the aid of screws and plates, the jaw is moved into the proper position in order to repair this deformity. Depending on the case, this procedure requires between one and four hours under general anesthesia. Orthodontic treatment with braces continues for approximately 6 months after surgery.
Pre-Prosthetic Surgical Procedures
Before the production of dental prosthetics, surgical correction of the soft tissues (gums) and hard tissues (jawbone) may be required. All types of surgical treatments that entail preparing the patient's intraoral area for prosthesis are included in these applications, which are referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Among these surgical procedures are:
- Thickening of the Jaw Bones (Crest Augmentation) Increasing bone volume in horizontal and vertical directions,
- Increasing the depth of the soft tissues in the lip and cheek (Vestibuloplasty),
- Removal of excess bone protrusions (Tori removal),
- Removal of excess gum tissue,
- Excision or removal of excessive frenum tissue (Frenectomy),
- Exposure of impacted teeth.
Your dental surgeon will decide which techniques to use after conducting thorough medical examinations.
Abscess or Cyst Diagnosis and Treatment
Cysts and infections (dental abscesses) in the mouth, tongue, sublingual, cheek and palate must be treated.
Cyst formation is a disease affecting the jaw structure negatively. The gum may typically be removed with a little surgical operation in order to remove the cyst that is embedded in the bone. If the jaw cyst is too large or has spread too far into the jawbone, damage to the respiratory and oral cavities can occur. A cyst of the jaw, even if it is benign, can become malignant if it grows too large and therefore requires intervention. Depending on the size and location of the cyst in the jaws, the treatment can be done under local or general anesthesia.
Tooth Cyst (Dental Cysts)
Cysts can also develop at the tip or root of the tooth due to deep decay or trauma. Tooth cyst may not produce discomfort or irritation after they occur, and an undiagnosed tooth cyst is a major dental condition that can lead to bone loss in the future. A treatment method called "Apical Resection", in which 1/3 of the tooth is surgically removed along with the root, is used to remove tooth cysts.
Dental abscess can occur as a result of inflammation due to bacteria accumulation in the tooth area due to poor oral hygiene. Untreated dental abscess cases can lead to tumor formation in the root of the tooth. Antibiotics are the first treatment for dental abscess. In some abscess cases, antibiotics may result in complete healing, but some patients may require root canal treatment and surgery.
Dental and Maxillofacial Fractures Treatment
Fractures in the tooth or jaw area can occur as a result of a heavy impact. In case of maxillary fractures, a maxillofacial surgeon should be consulted without wasting any time. This surgical procedure involves aligning the mandible bones (Jax bones) and using materials such as screws, wires, prostheses or special plates (splints) to bring the fractured parts back into position so that they can fuse.
The recovery time for maxillofacial surgery in Turkey ranges from 4 to 8 weeks.
Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Turkey
Millions of individuals from the United States, Europe, and other countries visit Turkey each year for medical tourism. Dental practices in Turkey provides high-quality, reasonably priced dental care.
If you are considering to undergo dental, oral or maxillofacial surgery in Turkey, SDC Dental Smile Clinic is the right choice. We provide our patients with premium and high-quality dental products and services at international health standards thanks to our experienced and expert team of dental and oral surgeons.
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