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Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery

Wisdom teeth are the last 3rd molars to erupt in jaws and sometimes they may remain embedded and not fully erupt.

Although it erupts in the mouth, it's the most difficult area to clean because the wisdom teeth are located at the back, and cavities are often encountered.

The semi-impacted wisdom teeth that are partially visible in the mouth are the wisdom teeth that cause the most problems. In this case, food gets stuck in the hood-shaped gingiva, which covers a part of the tooth, and as a result, an infection occurs.

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Infection in this area leads to swelling, severe pain radiating from the ear to the neck, enlarged lymph nodes, restricted mouth opening, and difficulty swallowing.

Fully impacted wisdom teeth can cause tooth decay by pressing on the adjacent tooth, and they can cause slipping and crowding in other teeth. Considering such situations and in the presence of the above-mentioned problems, it's appropriate to extract the wisdom tooth.

What should be considered after tooth extraction?

  • Don't eat or drink for 2 hours after tooth extraction.

  • The tampon that the doctor puts in your mouth should be bitten for half an hour and then discarded.

  • Spitting and mouth rinsing shouldn't be done for the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.

  • ·Warm and grain-free foods should be consumed for 2-3 days after tooth extraction.

  • Smoking and alcohol shouldn't be consumed for at least 24 hours after tooth extraction.

  • The extraction wound should be kept clean and care should be taken not to fill the wound with any food residue.

  • The wound area should be carefully brushed 24 hours after extraction.

Root tip surgery - Apical Resection

Apical resection is the removal of infected tissue at the root tip. It's performed when the infection or cyst around the root tip of the tooth hasn't healed despite root canal treatment. Root tip surgery is an operation that takes about 30 minutes under local anesthesia.

Sinus Lifting

After tooth extraction, meltdowns occur in the jaw bones both in the horizontal and vertical directions. The sinus cavity is a membrane-enclosed structure in the upper jawbone. This structure causes a vertical loss in the jawbone by hanging down due to tooth extraction.

As a result of this loss, sufficient bone distance for the implant may not be found. In this case, the sinus membrane is lifted upwards and the area between is filled with bone powder (graft) so that there's sufficient bone distance for the implant.

Can an implant be made in the same session as the Sinus Lifting Operation?

If the amount of existing bone is sufficient to keep the implant to be applied, the implant can be made at the same time, but in some advanced bone loss cases, 6 months wait after the sinus lift operation and then the implant can be made.

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