Oral surgery

What is Oral surgery?

Oral surgery is surgery to treat many disease, injury and defect in head,neck,jaw and soft and hard tissues of oral i.e mouth and maxilofacial i.e jaw and face region. Oral surgery is known as Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

Questions and answers on "Oral surgery"

I had an extraction back in November,there was a hole in my sinus . This caused numerous infections. I went to see a oral surgeon and he said I have to have an operation. The gum has healed but it still feels weird,I still get slight headaches on one side of my head and in my gum,should I still do the operation and can I travel overseas in this condition

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Hello,
To plan the treatment,direct clinical as well as x-ray evaluation is required by a dentist for diagnosing the disease.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Gargle frequently using warm saline .
Chances of root or tooth pieces remaining within the socket has to...

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Hi there. I brought my daughter to see her Dr about a dark spot on the lip that she s had for 7 months. It hasn t got any bigger but it s not going away either. He told me it wasn t anything to worry about but when I brought her to her dentist app today her hygenist almost seemed a little worried and said that they may refer her to an oral surgeon the next time she comes in if it s still there. Should I make an app for her now to see an oral surgeon? What could it be?

doctor1 MD

Hello
In your question you haven't mentioned the age of your daughter as these spots disappear by them self in growing age( 10-16).Normally they are of not major concern.These spots are basically melanin pigments deposited in skin of lip.Wait for next 6-8 months and notice any change, if there...

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Treatments for Asymmetrical/Maxillofacial ? I have an appointment to see a oral surgeon tomorrow and I just want to know what are some treatments that I will have to go threw and will I surgery? My misaligned jaw isn't really that bad but I want it fixed an idk what to expect to hear tomorrow. Here's a picture http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/bananaannax3/Photo570.jpg as you can tell my midline isnt even

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Asymmetrical jaws due to midline shift can be due to-

Dislocated TMJ.

TMJ tenderness.

I would suggest you to get a detailed clinical as well as x-ray evaluation.

Jaws has to be immobilised using IMF.

Splinting has to be done.

Analgesics along with muscle...

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I have a small bump in the back left corner of the roof of my mouth, right at the end of my hard palate. It is the size of a small pea and is painful when pressure is applied and it can move a little . My dentist referred me to an oral surgeon because he wasn't sure what it was . I really just want my nerves calmed while I wait for the oral surgeon appt

doctor1 MD

Hello Linzy,
Thanks for writing to us.
The bump developed at the hard palate may be due to-
Deep dental caries progressed into periapical abscess.
Gingivitis lead into periodontal abscess.
Removable dentures/orthodontic appliances inserted.
I would advice you to get clinical evaluation done by...

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hi there, in 1997 i was sent to an oral surgeon to have infection removed from 3 bottom teeth. i was cut open then stitched up. this has left me with some discomfort and the bottom right side of my lip has thinned and is shrunk with the stitching inside my mouth. i also dribble a bit from the corner of my mouth when i am drinking water because that part of my lip has lost its chunkiness with the surgery. it has got me depressed over the years for the infection was still there and i eventually had to get the 3 teeth extracted. i wear a plate now. i live in hope that some day i will be fit to get some kind of surgery that will losen every thing up again inside my mouth and give me some comfort back again. is this possible or am i doomed to live with this for the rest of my life? kind regards aidan

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hi cissie
thank for asking your query

thinning of lips depends on causes such as:
-age: with age the lips get thinned and flattened
-loss of teeth: lips are supported by teeth,if you lose teeth the bone starts to get resorbs the lips moves inward giving a flattened and thinner look over time
so...

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I have been experiencing tightness in my throat (tough to swallow--causing a bit of hoarseness) and numbness/tingling in my lower right jaw. I recently had oral surgery on the left, lower jaw and had a reaction to the anesthesia. Occasionally, I also have tightness in my chest around the breastbone. These numbness events usually take place in the afternoon (now) and evening. Everyday.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding tightness inthroat and chest, though you have been operated recently on left side jaw.

I am suspecting most likely you are having post operative oedema which appears due to surical trauma and it will subside in two to...

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i dont have an infection but my lower right wisdom tooth is still in my mouth becasue it was unable to be pulled becasue its on a nerve and could have permentant damage they told me at the oral surgeon that if they needed to they would put a drop of novicaine on the gums and shave it back since its coming over the tooth does this hurt will i be out of work or be able to eat on that side he didnt really answer any of my questions and it does hurt no ouss comes out and he told me its not infected just to rinse with salt water??????

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history i suppose that extraction of wisdon tooth is not possible as there are vital organs in close proximity, if extraction is done it may lead to complications.
In case if your wisdom tooth is impacted or if there is flap of gum which...

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I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver. I have been alcohol free for 25 years and my liver has been functioning well with most test numbers low but normal. My last test the AST was 42; my ALT was 43. I am having some oral surgery and the doctor has prescribed Z-pak for the infection, I am wondering if I should take it. I have taken in before. I am allergic to many antibiotics and that seemed the safest but now I read that it is toxic to the liver. Can you give me some advice. I am 77 years old. Marianne

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Go for z pack

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. With liver cirrhosis and 25 years of alcohol free life and perfectly fine liver enzymes and allergies to many antibiotics , with this recent oral surgery, i believe z pack is the...

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I had oral surgery on Thursday, and today I am having severe lower back pain. Is it possible that the two could be related?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
not likely unless it is positional

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
If you were sitting or lying in a very uncomfortable position for a long time for the oral surgery, this could have set up some deep muscle spasms that are causing the pain.
Other than that I...

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I am currently on flecainide and I will be having oral surgery tomorrow. I am having two molar extractions and will be having anesthetic without epinephrine. Is it ok to take extra Ativan before my oral surgery? if post surgery an antibiotic is prescribed, which ones are safe to use while taking flecainide?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can start with amoxicillin after surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Dhadao

This is Dr. Dipti Singh here to answer your query.

Actually flecainide is given to control improper heartbeat or you can say improper heart rhythm. It helps to maintain control on heart beat. Please discuss...

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