Premier Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

What is Oral Surgery?

Premier oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery is the medical-surgical specialty – commonly referred to as oral surgery – that deals with the prevention, study, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the pathology of the mouth, face and cranial facial territory, as well as cervical structures.

Is the only oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Costa Rica, trained and licensed in The USA.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school.

Whenever a surgery involves the face, a cosmetic dentist should also be consulted as part of the dental team. The doctors at Premier Dental Care Jaco, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from Dental Implant Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Removal to Tooth Extraction and Sedation. We can also diagnose and treat facial injuries and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

A number of conditions may require premier oral surgery, including:

* An tooth that causes problems having suffered significant cavities or a root fracture or severe trauma.
* Milk teeth that have not fallen and can prevent the proper formation permanent teeth.
* Orthodontic treatments that require the extraction of a dental piece to obtain the necessary space and achieve optimal results.

Dental extractions is one of the most common premier oral surgery procedures. Therefore, dentists recommend people with impacted wisdom teeth have them surgically removed.

Another premier oral surgery procedured is mandibular surgery: Orthognathic or mandibular surgery can only be performed by an oral surgeon and is required for the following reasons:

  • Mandibular pain, problems of the temporomandibular joint or a dysfunction caused by trauma or deformation.
  • Major or minor trauma.
  • Malocclusion or incorrect bite.
  • Bruxism or teeth grinding.
  • Difficulty chewing, eating, opening and closing the mouth or talking.
  • Incorrect position of the jaw and a disproportionate facial appearance.

Dental implants are already a common option to replace lost teeth or provide stability to a new or old denture. The procedure may change depending on the technique used by the surgeon. Most people who receive an implant recover in the same period of time as those who receive a tooth extraction.

Detection and treatment of diseases: When there are some symptoms that indicate the possibility of suffering a major problem, it may be necessary to perform an oral surgery process to detect the problem. The most common procedure among these is the biopsy that is performed to detect oral cancer. Some lesions can be managed medically or can be removed by the oral surgeon.

Other Conditions Treated by Oral Surgery

  • Lesion removal and biopsy.
  • Snoring/sleep apnea.
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate repair.
  • Facial infections.
  • Facial injury repair.

Choosing an Oral Surgeon

When selecting an oral surgeon, key questions to consider include:

What professional dental societies does the oral surgeon belong to? Has the oral surgeon received any credentials or credible accolades from these groups?

How long has the oral surgeon been in practice?The more procedures an oral surgeon has performed, the more experience and expertise he or she can offer you.

Ask about his or her experiences, knowledge and background with your particular problem.

what to eat after oral surgery?

The first days after the surgery, the soft tissues begin to heal, they are made up of connective tissue, and to promote the formation of these, it is advisable to eat foods rich in proteins, eggs, minced meat, veal, chicken or turkey and fish.

Ingestion of cold foods is recommended, since hot foods can cause bleeding and increase inflammation. If you drink a cold drink or even an ice cream, much better, they produce vasoconstriction and decrease inflammation and bleeding. Avoid foods rich in volatile substances such as garlic, onions, pickle, radish, etc.

It is important in turn the intake of fruit or natural fruit smoothie, pineapple, apple, kiwi, pear, orange, … ..

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