Most patients freak out when they hear a dentist recommend them an oral dental surgery. Most people think the dental surgery is for complicated and serious issues, and assume that it is a highly costly procedure. However, oral dental surgery addresses oral issues such as sleep apnea, tooth loos or impacted wisdom teeth. Oral surgery is an outpatient service; so, you do not have to worry about sleep in the hospital for treatment. This means you can resume your normal and work activities after a few days.
At Dental Singapore, we recommend you see an oral surgeon confirm the need for you to undergo oral surgery. Oral surgeons and dentists work together to ensure that you get the best surgical or nonsurgical treatment procedure. It is important to book an appointment with us to prepare you for the oral dental surgery.
Impacted wisdom teeth
This affects the wisdom teeth even though on some occasions it can affect other parts of the mouth. This happens if the teeth are crowded and the wisdom teeth have no room to grow. It causes infections and painful gums. The dentist may suggest that the impacted wisdom teeth be removed.
It includes the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that links the skull to the jaw. TMJ disorders include painful jaw, headaches, jaw stiffness, and jaw popping. Reoccurrence of TMJ disorder can lead to oral dental surgery to solve the problem.
Underbite or Overbite
It is a condition of the teeth and jaw not properly aligned. In this case, the dentist may recommend oral surgery to align the jaws and teeth. Overbites and underbites affect chewing ability, swallowing ability and can lead to sleep apnea. Correction of teeth alignment may not need surgery but jaw misalignment may need oral dental surgery.
If you a missing tooth or a gap between teeth, dental implant surgery is highly recommendable. The surgeon may implant titanium in the jaw and attach a crown. Implants take more time to heal; it requires several months of healing.
Breathing and sleep issues
Issues such as apnea and snoring may need surgical procedure treatment. The surgery will aim at opening your airway to prevent sleep apnea from happening. The surgeon will adjust the nasal passages to allow more air to circulate in and out. It is an outpatient surgery and you will go home the same day.
Treatment of cancer and tumor
Treatment of tumor and cancer may require surgical processes to remove cancerous components like tumors. The surgery can be done in the mouth, head, neck, sinuses, salivary glands, lips, throat, and larynx.
Our Oral Surgeons Specializations:
- Repairing of nerves.
- Cleft palate and cleft lips surgery.
- Removal of lesions in the mouth and on the face.
- Alignment of the jaws.
- Dental implants.
- Tumor removal.
A guide on how to Prepare for Oral Dental Surgery
Discuss in detail about your surgical procedure. Ask about recovery time and know-how the uncomfortable the surgery will be. These questions are important because they will help you know what to expect and prepare yourself psychologically. Let your doctor know the kind of medicine that react with you. It will help avoid complications.
Ask about post dental care after the surgery. You might not be able to drive once you go through oral dental surgery. You will need someone to drive you or you can use the mobile app taxi. It is important for you to stay safe and be comfortable when undergoing the surgery and recovery process.
Know what you need to drink or eat during the recovery process. The diet will slightly change after oral dental surgery. Therefore, you need to know about the diet so you can stock your house with recommended food and drinks. Before surgery, you are not advised to eat anything at least 8 hours or 12 hours.
Do not wear jewelry or contact lenses because you will be asked to remove them before the oral dental surgery commences. Avoid strong perfumes and body colognes. Do not wear lipstick and makeup because it will not be necessary. Wearing simple will help you to relax and reduce anxiety.