Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Dental surgery is usually carried out in our practice on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The main focus is on the removal (extraction) of teeth, which can also be performed surgically, as well as on the root tip resection (apicoectomy).
The extraction of a tooth is one of the frequently performed surgical procedures. After a careful examination a gentle local anesthesia is done. The surgical intervention usually takes only a few minutes. In patients with severe general diseases or in patients who are taking medicines for blood thinning (hemodilution), such interventions must be partly carried out under inpatient. These patients are cared for in our inpatient ward.
Extraction of wisdom teeth
Again and again we remove wisdom teeth, which often break through in the 17th to 18th year of life. If there is not enough space in the upper and lower jaw, inflammation can occur with abscesses or cysts, which can even cause a fracture of the lower jaw. Displaced wisdom teeth are also seen as a source of other diseases such as heart muscle inflammation or rheumatic complaints.
The removal of these teeth usually takes place under local anesthesia, with extremely displaced or still completely in the bone located teeth possibly under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts longer than a simple tooth extraction and usually entails an inability to work for several days.
Root tip resection (apicoectomy
The root tip resection (apicoectomy) is a surgical intervention for the preservation of a tooth. If, in case of dead teeth, a dentist’s root treatment has not been successful or if there are major inflammations or cysts at the root tip of a tooth, a root tip resection is necessary to preserve the tooth.
In this operation, an incision is usually performed under local anesthesia in the area of the root tip of the tooth. Afterwards the bone above the root tip is ablated with a drill, then the root tip as well as the surrounding tissue are removed. Finally, the root canal of the tooth is cleaned and provided with a filling. Due to this surgical intervention, many teeth, which would otherwise have to be removed, can be preserved. As a result, expensive dental prosthesis solutions can often be avoided.