Oral surgery comprises surgical procedures in the oral cavity. It is closely related to other branches of dental medicine such as dental prosthetics and implantology. The most common procedures pertaining to oral surgery performed in dental clinics are tooth extractions and dental implant placements.
Surgical procedures carried out in our clinic are standard oral surgery procedures such as alveolectomy, apicoectomy, and tooth extraction. The procedures are painless with the use of local anaesthesia. We maximize our efforts to cause as little trauma as possible for the patient and local tissue.
Depending on the pre-prosthetic requirements or if required by health reasons, we perform the following oral surgery treatments: bone modelling, bone preservation following tooth extraction, sinus lift, root resection, apicoectomy and alveolectomy.
ALVEOLECTOMY– EXTRACTION OF TOOTH OR TOOTH ROOT
Sometimes there is a need to extract a wisdom tooth, which has not erupted or come out completely, thus causing problems with cleaning which can lead to caries and inflammation of the gingiva. If the tooth has not erupted and is not visible, we approach the problem through the surgical procedure of alveolectomy, remodelling the bone and creating conditions for easier tooth extraction.
In order to preserve the function of the chewing system after tooth extraction, dental specialists often recommend the placement of an implant, as a minimally invasive, protective therapy of the missing tooth. Implants can be used to compensate for the lack of one or more teeth and today, dental implant surgery is considered one of the most elegant solutions which preserves the chewing, aesthetic and phonetic function of the tooth.
As an additional benefit, implants retain bone and stop the degradation of the bone in the jaw. This is very important because after the tooth extraction, the jaw bone naturally starts to retract and the best solution to prevent the problem is to install dental implants.
Oral surgery deals with the condition in situations that are initially not right for dental implant placement. The most common situations are pneumatic sinuses of the upper jaw, which means that they are mostly filled with air and there is very little bone to place the implants. The treatment that solves such a condition is called a sinus lift, where artificial or patient’s own bone creates good conditions for implant insertion.
Sometimes it happens that after long-term endodontic therapy, certain teeth get in the phase of a chronic persistent inflammation that has not been successfully healed through classical therapy. In these situations, we approach the problem with apicoectomy, a surgical procedure by which we remove the tip of the root with the infection. This procedure removes the inflammatory tissue and tip of the root, thus creating conditions for healing.
In Dental Studio Frntić, sterilization is carried out with state-of-the-art technology for instrument sterilization (B class autoclave), while using standard worktop disinfection methods to ensure patients safety.