Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Do impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Impacted wisdom teeth and canines that do not cause any problems might not be removed, given that your dentist regularly checks them.

Do wisdom teeth that have started to come in need to be removed?

It is difficult to clean wisdom teeth that have started to come in. These teeth, which cannot be cleaned thoroughly, start to decay over time. Furthermore, wisdom teeth that start to come in can crowd or damage neighboring teeth.

Do surgical procedures require general anesthesia?

Surgical procedures are generally done under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia or sedation can be applied to patients with advanced fear.

How do impacted wisdom teeth form?

The third molars, also known as the wisdom teeth, are the largest of molars located in the very back of the jaw. These teeth are the last to come in; between the ages of 18-24. However, if there is not enough space on the jawbone these teeth might not come in remain impacted or partially impacted.

Can wisdom teeth cause damage?

If wisdom teeth are not removed, there is a risk of cyst around the tooth, bad breath due to infection, swelling in the face, difficulty in opening mouth, pain, swelling in lymph glands and fever. These teeth may cause loss of tissue and decay in the neighboring teeth due to the pressure they apply. They may also cause jaw tumors, side-bite, and crookedness when they don't come in a normal position.

Which treatment methods are used in jaw fractures?

Wires, orthodontic brackets and mini plaques can be used to treat jaw fractures. When mini plaques are used, the patient can start chewing within a few days. 

What are the problems related to maxillary sinus and how are they treated?

Maxillary sinuses are cavities in the upper jawbone and they may be infected by the inflammation in the upper molars. This condition, also called Odontogenic Infection, is treated medically or surgically. Sometimes this cavity is exposed during the removal of the upper molars. If the dentist does not take necessary precautions, an opening can form between the sinus and the oral cavity and the food and drinks patients take in may come out of their nose. In this case, the opening should be covered by using soft tissue from the palate or cheek. If the patient's sinuses are also infected, it should be treated simultaneously.