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Dentoalveolar Surgery and Extractions

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Dentoalveolar Surgery and ExtractionsDentoalveolar surgery is a procedure involving the treatment of the soft and hard tissue around the teeth. An oral and maxillofacial surgery expert performs this treatment. It focuses on the alveolar bone (where teeth fit and are supported), gums, and teeth. The methodology involves removing, shaping, or adding tissues holding the teeth in place.

Causes and symptoms of dentoalveolar infections

You may require dentoalveolar surgery if you hit your tooth and it has either painfully collected pus or fallen off. Surgery is necessary, too, if your tooth has decayed beyond casual consultancy with a dentist or if you have gum disease. At other times, the infection is simply a result of rotting food stuck in the soft tissue around your tooth or improper growth of wisdom teeth. The symptoms of dentoalveolar surgery include a persistent toothache felt in the jawbone, ear, or neck. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consider visiting our dentist.

Treatment of dentoalveolar infections

Unfortunately, the dentoalveolar infection doesn't end of its own accord. Often, the dental practitioner will try to save your tooth through medications, drain the infection, or perform a root canal. If the above fails, there is no option other than an extraction. If you fail to take the tooth to an expert, the infection will transmit to the other teeth, and in the worst-case scenario, it will spread to the blood. The latter is lethal to life. Ensure you contact our dentist soon to control the damage.

Extraction: a type of dentoalveolar surgery

Dentoalveolar infections may need an extraction, and in that case, it should be done by a person who cares about your well-being– the alternative may cost you more than money. The effects of not contacting such a practitioner are lifetime numbness of the lips and the tongue, infection, prolonged pain, damage to nearby teeth, infection, and the shifting of adjacent teeth into unwanted places.

Do not linger over the matter. At our clinic, we will give you exceptional service and provide you with the help you need for fast healing. Call us now and book your appointment.
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Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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