What is oral surgery

Oral surgery

Oral surgery: what is it?

Oral surgery is a field of dental surgery. The doctor responsible for this is a trained dentist with at least four years of advanced training in oral surgery or a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. One area of ‚Äč‚Äčoral surgery is implantology, the insertion of dental implants into the jaw as permanent dentures.

When do I need to see an oral surgeon?

Usually the patients first come to a general dentist with their complaints, sometimes also to the general practitioner (because dental problems do not have to be limited to the mouth area). In the case of extreme pain and difficult illnesses, instruction in oral and maxillofacial surgery may also be necessary. In any case, there is close cooperation between general dentistry and oral surgery.

What treatments are performed in oral surgery?

Basically, oral surgery includes operations in which not only the visible part of the tooth is treated, but parts of the jaw or the tooth root have to be surgically opened. Simple fillings are usually not performed by an oral surgeon. There is close cooperation with the referring dentist. Important treatments in oral surgery are:

What are the risks of oral surgery treatment?

As with any operation, complications can arise during dental surgery. Before the procedure, the oral surgeon will have an informative discussion with the patient and find out about possible previous illnesses and medication.

The oral surgery dentist will then address the possible complications individually. Possible consequences of a dental operation can be swelling, bruising, pain, inflammation, bleeding, healing disorders and possible damage to the surrounding tissue such as the maxillary sinus, neighboring teeth or nerves.

What do I have to consider after an oral surgeon treatment?

The doctor's instructions should be followed after oral surgery. Painkillers are prescribed or given. Under no circumstances should over-the-counter painkillers be taken without consulting a doctor, as some painkillers can increase bleeding tendencies (aspirin).

Avoid the following stimulants and activities after oral surgery:

  • alcohol
  • nicotine
  • caffeine
  • Acidic drinks such as cola or fruit juices
  • Physical exertion
  • Warmth from sauna or sunbathing

Cool the surgical area with a cooling compress and drink enough cool drinks such as water or chilled chamomile tea.

Where can I find an oral surgeon in Germany, Switzerland and Austria?

Oral surgery specialists are very well trained in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and have the most modern diagnostic and surgical technologies at their disposal. They are characterized by many years of experience and further training.

We help you to find an expert for your illness. All doctors and clinics listed have been checked by us for their outstanding specialization and await your inquiry or your treatment request.

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