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Dentists who are specialised in delivering oral surgical treatment are known as oral surgeons.

Oral surgery is a field of dentistry which deals with the diagnosis of oral pathologies and their management through surgical intervention. Oral surgery provides dental care for children and adults, including physically or psychologically challenged patients.
Although the scope of contemporary dentistry has shifted from surgical treatment or prosthetic rehabilitation to restorative treatment, there are still few cases where surgical interventional becomes necessary.

What is the Scope of Oral Surgery?

Here are some examples of oral surgical procedures which are routinely performed by dentists:

  • Tooth Extraction – this is one of the most commonly performed oral surgical procedure. Teeth may need to be removed for several reasons. For example, a tooth may need to be removed if it cannot be saved through restorative procedures. Tooth extraction also becomes necessary to treat crowding when there is insufficient space in the jaws for accommodating all teeth in perfect occlusion. Sometimes, milk teeth remain retained in the oral cavity beyond their normal eruption period; such teeth are also removed by the oral surgeons to facilitate the eruption of the underlying permanent teeth. Finally, impacted teeth are also extracted to prevent chances if their surrounding tissues frequently become infected, or if they make teeth cleaning difficult.
  • Diagnosis and Management of Oral Diseases – oral surgeons are trained in diagnosing different types of oral pathologies, swelling and infections, and providing appropriate surgical treatment. During a routine visit, if your oral surgeon observes a suspicious swelling, he or she will remove a small portion of it and send it to the pathology laboratory for diagnosis. Swelling in the oral region can mean anything; cysts, minor inflammation, tooth abscess or a tumour. Not all dental pathologies or swellings require surgical intervention; most of them can be treated with medication or oral hygiene improvement. Therefore, your oral surgeon may refer you to an oral medicine specialist for non-surgical treatment in these cases.
  • Pre-prosthetic Surgery – another scope of oral surgeons is to perform surgical procedures before replacing missing teeth if required. Some of these procedures include jaw bone augmentation, the sinus lifts procedure and removal and reshaping of the alveolar bone. These procedures are aimed at improving the clinical success and durability of the prosthesis which is used for replacing the missing teeth. However, it must be noted that not all patients who need tooth replacement need to undergo pre-prosthetic surgical treatment.
  • Frenectomy – frena are the folds which are present in the oral cavity. The attachment of these folds determines the range of mobility of various oral structures like the cheeks and the tongue. In some cases, the frenum which attaches the tongue to the floor of the oral cavity is too thick; it will restrict normal movement of the tongue. As a result, speech and eating capability will be affected. Frenectomy is a procedure performed by oral surgeons to loosen the frenum and extend the range of motion of oral structures.
  • Dental Implants – dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth replacement options among the dentists and patients alike. The placement of dental implants for replacing one or more missing teeth involves a surgical procedure, which is usually undertaken by oral surgeons. Also, additional surgical procedures are sometimes needed to ensure optimal implant clinical success rate and stability such as the jaw bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders – the joint which forms between the lower jaw and the skull and plays a vital role in chewing food and speech, is known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Due to certain unhealthy dental habits such as excessive teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching can lead to disorders of the TMJ. Also, chronic medical conditions involving the joints and bones can also affect the TMJ in the form of painful or limited mouth opening or jaw dislocation. Oral surgeons are trained in diagnosing problems related to the TMJ, and to provide treatment.
  • Gum Surgery – oral surgeons, also perform surgical procedures on the gums to restore their shape and length. For people who have short gums which make their teeth appear longer, a gingival lengthening procedure is performed to restore the gingival length. Similarly, in cases where there is the excessive length of the gums, oral surgeons perform procedures to restore the optimal length of the gums about the teeth. Also, oral surgeons also perform gum surgery to treat periodontal problems.
  • Apicoectomy – sometimes, a root canal procedure alone is not enough to eliminate an infection. In the cases when the disease extends beyond the tooth root, and into the surrounding jaw bone, oral surgeons often perform an apicoectomy. Apicoectomy is a procedure in which your oral surgeon will remove the infected portion of the root and restore the rest with a suitable filling material.
  • Management of Facial Pain – one of the most common reasons for having facial pain is the injury/damage to the nerves which innervate the face. Oral surgeons are trained and experienced in diagnosing the section of the affected nerve, and to provide appropriate treatment.
  • Management of Sleep Apnoea – in the cases when conservative treatment options fail to treat sleep problems, surgery needs to be performed as a last resort. Oral surgeons remove the enlarged tonsils which create a physical barrier in the airway and make breathing difficult while sleeping. Nowadays, laser surgery for the treatment of sleep apnoea is also possible.
    Just like all other fields of dentistry, oral surgeons also perform a wide range of dental procedures. When all attempts at treating a dental problem have failed, surgery is generally considered as the last resort for saving your teeth and other dental structures from permanent damage.

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