Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth often, known as third molars and are the last teeth to erupt. One usually gets them in late teens or early twenties. They erupt on the top and bottom of both sides of the jaw, normally between the ages of 17 and 21. Many people don’t have enough room in their jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth without their other teeth shifting. This can lead to a variety of dental problems like Pericoronitis, Crowding, Gum problem, Jaw damage, Gap in gums, sinus issue.
PROCEDURE FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Once it has been determined that a wisdom tooth is problematic, extraction by an oral surgeon or qualified general dentist is usually indicated. The removal process depends upon the stage in which the wisdom teeth is. It is easy to extract wisdom tooth if it has fully erupted. But if the tooth is impacted then it will require an incision in the gums. Usually, the tooth is extracted in parts to minimize the amount of bone required to be extracted for a tooth removal.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeries
Oral and maxillofacial surgery encompasses a variety of procedures that involve surgery of the mouth, jaw, and face. We diagnose and treat congenital and acquired diseases and deformities of the face, mouth, teeth, jaws, and neck. Dr. Ujjval Mehrotra is a trained and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. he is specialized in Cleft and Craniofacial surgeries.
Common surgical procedures are Cleft Palate and Lip Correction, Oral Cancer Treatment, Jaw Surgery, TMD Treatment. Our facility is well equipped for most oral and maxillofacial surgeries.
Jaw surgery can readjust or realign the jaw. It’s also referred to as orthognathic surgery. It’s performed by oral or maxillofacial surgeons working along with an orthodontist most of the time. Some examples of the problem require jaw surgery.
- Adjusting your bite, which is how your teeth fit together when your mouth is closed
- Correcting conditions that affect the symmetry of your face
- Helping ease pain due to a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Repairing an injury or congenital condition involving the face, such as a cleft palate
- Preventing further wear and tear to your teeth
- Making activities like biting, chewing, or swallowing easier
- Addressing breathing problems, such as mouth breathing and obstructive sleep apnea
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
A few of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw clicking, and popping, ear pain/earache, popping sounds in ears, headaches, stiff or sore jaw muscles, pain in the temple area, or locking of the jaw joint.
If you are facing any of these problems it’s time to visit our clinic to get it checked.
Cleft Lift and Cleft Palate Surgery
Cleft lip Surgery is to restore normal appearance and function to the upper lip. Cleft lip surgery is usually recommended at three to four months of life. In most cases, the tissue in the area around the cleft is rearranged to close the opening. An important part of the surgery involves detaching and repositioning the muscle of the lip to recreate the circular muscle around the mouth.
The cleft lip can be repaired in a single step or in two procedures, depending on factors such as the width and extent of the cleft. The surgeon may try to provide some additional support for the nose. Reconstruction of the nose is usually accomplished at the time of cleft lip repair.
When a child is born with an opening in the roof of the mouth, it is called a cleft palate . Babies can be born with a split in one or both parts of the palates. They may also have a split in the gums and lip or a split in only one of these places. A cleft palate makes it hard for children to eat and speak. Food and liquid go up through the opening into the nose (nasal passage) instead of going down the throat into the stomach. The only way to repair a cleft palate is by surgery. The goal is to close the opening in the roof of the child’s mouth. You will begin to prepare your child for surgery 2 weeks before the scheduled date
Extraction & Impactions
When broken, damaged, and decayed teeth can’t be repaired with fillings or endodontic procedures, removing them may be the only option. Tooth extractions are also performed for a variety of other reasons. Examples include removal of baby teeth that don’t fall out in time, impacted wisdom teeth, and dental infections that prevent organ transplantation. Two types of extractions can be performed. Simple tooth extractions remove visible teeth.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is positioned against another tooth, bone, or soft tissue. The position of the tooth makes it unlikely to fully erupt through the gums to reach its normal position in the mouth. Impacted teeth require surgical extraction. A surgical extraction is more complicated; it involves a tooth that is impacted inside the jaw and cannot be removed without making an incision. Surgical extractions are often performed by oral surgeons.
Dental Cyst Surgeries
Dental cysts can form at the tip of the roots of dead teeth. They can also form around the crowns (and roots) of buried teeth. Most cysts form because the teeth they are associated with have died (infection or trauma), the root of the teeth was not treated or was treated incorrectly.
Dental cysts can cause several problems like causing pain and/or swelling when they become infected, weaken jaws, press other teeth, etc.
How are dental cysts treated?
There are two ways to treat a dental cyst:
- Surgery – for the removal of all types of cysts or tumors.
- Endodontic Therapy – This is done in conjunction with surgical removal of the cyst is associated with an infected root canal
Orthognathic surgeries are corrective jaw surgeries. You may need orthognathic surgery if orthodontic treatment may not be enough to correct your jaw alignments. This surgery involves moving your lower or upper (or both) jawbones to correct minor and major skeletal issues and dental irregularities that cause functional problems.
When your teeth and jaws don’t meet correctly, it causes a variety of issues from chewing, speech concerns, and breathing to sleep apnea, teeth and gum health, and facial abnormalities. If you feel any difficulty do consult us for examination.
Sometimes these surgeries also help in achieving correct aesthetic looks of the face.