Endodontic Surgery Explained Occasionally, a nonsurgical root canal procedure alone cannot save your tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Read on to learn why you might need endodontic surgery and view a step-by-step explanation of the most common surgical procedure, an apicoectomy.
What Causes Infection? The most common cause of swelling in the oral and facial area is infection. Infection is characterized by swelling, severe pain, difficulty opening the mouth, difficulty swallowing, or fever. The primary source of most oral infections is the teeth.
Professionals that deal with facial injuries must be well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation. An oral surgeon is trained and skilled in the physical as well as the emotional aspects of facial injury.
State licensing boards accept either degree as equivalent, and both degrees allow licensed individuals to practice the same scope of general dentistry. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a dental specialist, such as an orthodontist, periodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Maxillofacial prosthetics (Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics) is a sub-specialty (or super-specialty) of Prosthodontics. All Maxillofacial prosthodontists are prosthodontists first and then attain a fellowship training (1 year) exclusively in Maxillofacial prosthetics that includes oral surgical and prosthodontic treatments.
The bones of the skull and jaw develop very gradually and continue to grow throughout adolescence and very early adulthood. Often, the growth process may be interrupted by one or a combination of external stimuli, causing the upper and lower jaw bones to develop at varied rates.
You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss. Before Surgery. You’ll meet with the oral surgeon to talk about the process. At this appointment, make sure you: Talk about any health problems you have. List any drugs you take on a regular basis. Ask any questions you have about the surgery.