Surgery on the tooth


There are a number of surgical interventions that are regularly carried out in dentistry, because it is not always sufficient to remove caries from the tooth and place a filling. In the worst case, the tooth cannot and has to be saved drawn become. The Apical resection represents a treatment attempt, which should save the tooth from the forceps. If he is lost after all, one can Implant Remedy and replace it. Dental operations are usually performed under local anesthesia. Of course, the specialist also has the option of performing the operation under anesthesia or with the help of various calming measures such as nitrous oxide.

Tooth extraction

One speaks of one Tooth extraction, it's about “pulling” the tooth. The tooth extraction is the most common surgical intervention. If a tooth has been destroyed to such an extent that it can no longer be saved using conventional means, it must be removed. This can e.g. be the case if the tooth is extensively destroyed by caries or if it is only very loosely in the gum due to the consequences of periodontitis. Sometimes it is also necessary to extract a tooth as part of a prosthetic or orthodontic treatment. Normally, the area in question is anesthetized, the tooth is loosened with a lever and pulled with a pair of pliers.

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Operation on the wisdom tooth

The wisdom teeth are often a little peculiarity when they are removed, as many of them do not break through the gums with their crowns, but remain partially or completely in the bone. If there are complaints or it is necessary to remove the wisdom teeth, they must first be exposed, i.e. remove gums and, if necessary, bone. You don't call the whole thing then extraction, rather Osteotomy. The wisdom teeth can also be removed under local anesthesia.

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Apical resection

The tooth nerve emerges from the tooth at the tip of the root. If the tooth nerve is infected by germs that have penetrated, the bacteria spread through the root canal to the tip of the root. As a result, the tissue around the root tip also becomes inflamed. The dentist usually performs a root canal treatment in which the tooth nerve is removed, the inside of the tooth is disinfected and sealed with a filling material.

In the best case scenario, the treatment will also allow the tissue around the root tip to recover. If it doesn't, there is still the possibility of a root resection. A drill is used to drill a window into the bone at the point behind which the root of the inflamed tooth is located. Then the tip of the root is separated from the rest of the tooth, this and the inflamed tissue are removed and the wound is closed again. So there is a chance of the tooth too receive and not having to pull.

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Cysts are cavities lined with mucous membrane. If a cyst forms in the jaw, it should usually be removed and, last but not least, examined whether it is a benign or possibly a malignant change in the tissue. In a cystostomy, a connection is created between the cyst cavity and the oral or maxillary sinus by “drilling a hole” in the bony border of the cyst. Part of the cyst is left in the jaw and the resulting wound heals openly. A cystostomy is advisable if the cyst is particularly large or if the patient needs to be kept as low as possible due to age, for example. The probability of damaging neighboring structures is lower. However, this method of removing a cyst takes longer.

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The goal of the cystectomy is to completely remove the cyst. It is done when the cyst is a benign change that is unlikely to recur after removal. The cavity is completely cleaned and freed from cyst tissue and then closed again. The space occupied by the cyst heals from within. To support this, the doctor can bring in material that supports this process. The follow-up treatment time is shorter than that of the cystostomy because the wound is closed. However, the closure also carries a higher risk of infection.

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If a tooth is lost, it can be replaced with an implant. An implant consists of an implant body, which can usually be imagined as a screw, a connecting part and the structure that ultimately replaces the lost tooth in the form of a tooth. During the implantation itself, the implant body is screwed into the bone at the point where the implant is desired. On the one hand, this can be done directly through the gums, or part of the gums can be folded away and the bone prepared for the implant through various "pre-drills" and the implant then screwed in. In the second case, the gums above the implant are sutured again so that they can heal invisibly and protected from the bacteria in the oral cavity.

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