Oral
Surgery

What about Oral Surgery?

While the word “surgery” might scare you, you’ll be surprised how oral surgery in Malolos Bulacan can be a different procedure from the others.

First of all, this is the general practice in any dental clinics. Any licensed dentists are capable of doing this safely. And while this procedure still involves anesthesia and forceps, the expertise of dentists will always ensure the safety of the process. Like here in Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic, an Oral Surgery in Malolos Bulacan is guaranteed to be risk-free and painless.

But in the first place, why you might need an oral surgery?

Conditions Treated
With Oral Surgery

There are certain conditions that an Oral Surgery can fix. Here are the following problems:

  • Tooth Extractions
  • Dental Implants
  • Bone Grafts
  • Jaw-Related Problems
  • Facial Injury Repair
  • Lesion Removal & Biopsy
  • Cleft lip & Cleft palate Repair
  • Oral Pathology

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is the most prevalent type of oral surgery procedures. And while we rather live with our teeth untouched, at some point, we all undergo this kind of procedure.

There are three types of extraction: Simple Tooth Extraction, Complicated Tooth Extraction, and Odontectomy

Dentists do not simply pull teeth. When they do, it arises from an immediate reason where there is no other course of action other than a tooth extraction.

This goes to say that this procedure is necessary to have an optimum oral health.

 

Reasons for tooth extraction can include:

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Known as the wisdom teeth, third molars are the last set of teeth to develop. While there are instances that these teeth grow correctly within the gum line, there are cases that it fails to align on the gum line. These results with the teeth being impacted between the jawbone and the gum tissue. From this type of instances, the consequent Impacted wisdom teeth can be a source of pain and infection.

Aside from the swelling, these teeth can result in permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone. In some severe cases, impacted wisdom teeth can cause a formation of cysts or tumors on the jaw.

As there is the possibility of dire consequences, people with these situations are advised to immediately go to dentists, and will be recommended to undergo a surgery if the dentist sees fit.

Teeth Beyond Repair

When tooth decay reaches the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, this can eventually lead to infection. While milder cases can be fixed by root canal therapy, severe cases of infection are recommended to be treated through extraction.

Still Having Baby Teeth

While not all of us experience this, there are adults that still have their baby teeth. Yes, not all of us lose our baby teeth or milk teeth. It may look pleasant to others as it appears smaller than permanent teeth, but this is actually harmful.

Baby teeth do not have a strong and deep root structure. They still have the chance of falling out later in adulthood. Some dentists recommend extracting it earlier for the permanent teeth to have more time to develop.

Orthodontic Treatment Plans

When you undergo orthodontic, dentists pull teeth for preparations.

Reasons for tooth extraction will be advised by the dentist.

So, thinking of undergoing an oral surgery? Don’t hesitate to go to our clinic. Our Dentist in Malolos Bulacan is licensed to perform these procedures. 

Oral Surgery in Malolos Bulacan can be a safer experience as the expertise of Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic is proven and tested by the locals of Malolos Bulacan.

However, if you already arrange a schedule here in our Dr. Keith’s Dental Clinic, here’s a free guide to help you prepare for your oral surgery.

How to Prepare for your
Oral Surgery?

Dress Accordingly.

Wearing comfortable clothes can help a lot to lessen the uneasiness of the procedure.

Some pieces of jewelry might also be asked to remove if the dentist sees fit. It’s also advisable to not wear too much makeup as it might also remove later and cause a chemical reaction.

Learn the Eating, Drinking, Smoking Guidelines.

If there is a use of general anesthetic, there is a need for you to follow preoperative guidelines for any surgery.

This entails to not eating and drinking anything for eight to 12 hours before your surgery.

However, if the surgery involves a local anesthetic, a light meal one to two hours before the procedure may be allowed.

This also goes the same with not smoking for at least 12 hours before an oral surgery and also 24 hours after.

Plan Meal Plans for Post Surgery.

Expect difficulty in eating after any oral surgeries. With this, make sure to have a meal plan in mind that can accommodate to your situation. Get foods that require little to no chewing. Also, it will be a good initiative to take nutritious foods to boost your recovery.

Keep in mind to avoid spicy or acidic foods as these cause gum irritation, especially for surgery that is directly to the gums.

Have a Post-operative Plan in Mind.

Local anesthesia can definitely impair your reflexes and balance. It is advisable to ask relatives or friends to accompany you to the clinic. However, if this is not possible, make sure to not take the wheels on your way home. It is safer to rely on others to drive you home. And with the recent rise of the ride-hailing taxis, this can be a good alternative for you.