Oral surgery is a specialty branch of dentistry that can be used to treat and correct a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Dr. Genis cares for patients with bothersome wisdom teeth, tooth loss and jaw-related problems. They treat facial injuries and oral cancer related symptoms that may interfere with a patient’s way of life.
Dr. Genis have advanced training in anesthesia and is able to provide you with the most comfortable and pain-free experience possible. He will talk with you before surgery to discuss the ways to keep you comfortable.
List of conditions commonly treated with oral surgery:
Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Unequal jaw growth
Complicated tooth extraction is used if the clinical case do not allow us to provide simple extraction. This manipulation includes mucosa incision, separation of the gums from the neck of the tooth and sawing out a section of bone tissue or sawing an inter-root septum. The technique of complicated extraction shuld be used in the following clinical cases:
- The presence of wisdom teeth that have not erupted;
- Wrongly positioned wisdom teeth;
- Extraction of tooth with severely destroyed roots;
- Accretion of jawbone with roots;
- The presence of cysts or fistula;
Such operation requires more time (about 30-40 minutes), strong anesthetics and includes several stages.
Bone grafting in dentistry is a whole set of measures to increase the volume of bone tissue for further implantation. Initially, an operation to build up bone tissue was carried out with the purpose of rehabilitation after jaw injuries, but today the demand for the procedure is determined by completely different clinical needs related to the preservation of human dental potential. Bone grafting in dentistry allows the restoration of the alveolar ridge (the anatomical part of the upper jaw), where the segments of the dentition are located.
Bone grafting in dentistry is used with the following indications:
- To restore the destroyed bone relief as a result of injuries (to recreate the harmony of anatomical proportions), and after surgical dental interventions related to tooth extraction;
- Elimination of bone defects due to the prolonged inflammatory process (by restoring impaired chewing functions);
- Reconstruction of a part of the maxilla with the purpose of subsequent implant installation (the necessary volume of bone mass is an indispensable condition for high-quality implantation).
Implantation is the most popular way to replace a lost tooth due to several advantages:
Durability – while following the recommendations of the doctor, patient dont have any problems with the implants for decades;
Ease of maintenance – maintaining oral hygiene and regular preventive dental visits are all that is needed after implantation;
Comfort – dentures on implants do not injure mucosa;
Bone preservation – after implantation, the bone is subjected to the same stresses as with the native tooth, due to this, its degeneration and thinning are prevented;
Dental implantation is a rather serious operation that requires preparation, time and several visits to the dentist.
At this stage it is necessary to make a Computed Tomography, according to which the doctor will determine whether there is enough bone tissue for implantation of teeth or it needs to be increased. You also need to make sure that the adjacent teeth are completely healthy and do not interfere with engraftment of the implant.
If all is well, the doctor will make a hole in the bone and install a dental implant, which is covered with a mucosa then. Within 1-3 weeks the mucosa will heal, after which you need to remove the stitches.
Engraftment of a dental implant occurs within 2-3 months, depending on the age and characteristics of the organism.
Tooth extraction is an extreme measure which surgeons provides if there is no way to save a tooth. One of the most common ways to preserve a tooth is apicoectomy – resection of the tooth root. Due to this operation, the inflammatory focus is removed ( it is situated in the cyst and in the root apex) while functionality and healthy tissues are preserved.
This procedure lasts from half an hour to an hour, depending on the location of the tooth. Most often, this operation is performed on canines / incisors, less frequently on multi-rooted teeth. After completion of the operation, a bandage is applied to the lip and chin, and then removed after 10-12 hours. Patient can eat food in 3 hours. After surgery, swelling of the gums can appear, but it disappears in a few days.
Genioplasty is an operation of plastic surgery of the face, aimed at eliminating congenital or acquired defects of the chin region, changing the size and improving the shape of the chin. The main goal of genioplasty is to create harmonious proportions between the chin and other parts of the facial area.