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ORAL SURGERY
Extraction of tooth
   Oral surgery for in dental field can be to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and    defects in the face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral region. 

   Surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically
   compromised patients, bone grafting or preprosthetic surgery to provide better anatomy
   for the placement of  implants, dentures, or other dental prostheses.

   A number of conditions may require oral surgery, including:
  
   Wisdom Teeth: Also known as the third molar teeth, are the last set of teeth to develop.
   Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gum line but most of the time, this is not the case.
   The ones that fail to emerge properly or through the gumline and become entrapped
   between the jawbone and gums end up causing swelling, pain and infection to the gum
   tissue surrounding it. Therefore, dentists recommend people with impacted wisdom teeth    have them surgically removed.  

   Tooth loss: Dental implants are an option for tooth loss due to an accident or infection or as an alternative to dentures. The implants are     tooth root substitutes that are surgically anchored in place in the jawbone and act to stabilize the artificial teeth to which they are     attached. Suitable candidates for dental implants need to have an adequate bone level and density, must not be prone to infection, and     must be willing to maintain good oral hygiene practices.

   Unequal jaw growth:  In some individuals, the upper and lower jaw fail to grow properly. This can cause difficulty in speaking, eating,    swallowing, and breathing. While some of these problems – like improper  teeth alignment – can be corrected with braces and other    orthodontic appliances, more serious problems require oral surgery to move all or part of the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both into a new    position that is more balanced, functional, and healthy.

   Improve fit of dentures: For first-time denture wearers, oral surgery can be done to correct any irregularities of the jaws prior to creating    the dentures to ensure a better fit. Oral surgery can also help long-term denture wearers. Supporting bone often deteriorates over time,    resulting in dentures that no longer fit properly. In severe cases, an oral surgeon can add a bone graft to areas  where little bone remains.

   Facial injury repair: Oral surgery is often used to fix fractured jaws and broken facial bones.

   Snoring/sleep apnea: When conservative methods fail to alleviate this problem, surgery can be tried.

   Tooth Extraction: One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. All possible measures should be taken to
   preserve and maintain teeth because the loss of a single tooth can affect dental health and appearance in a major way. Tooth removal is,    however, sometimes necessary. Some of the reasons for tooth extraction as as follows

   Severe decay, Advanced periodontal (gum) disease, Infection or abscess, Orthodontic correction, Mal positioned teeth, Fractured teeth or
   roots, Impacted teeth (mainly wisdom teeth), Wisdom teeth, or third molars, do not always erupt properly etc

   Any dental surgery carries certain risks, including pain, bleeding, infection, permanent numbness, and broken root tips and bone. Although      we take every possible precaution to prevent or reduce these complications, they sometimes do occur. If you feel that you cannot accept    the possibility that a complication may occur, you may elect not to undergo the procedure. However we shall try our best to explain and    recommend the best solution.

   Post care Instructions after Tooth Extractions
   * Use cold compress for 30 minutes right after the surgery
   * Bite the gauze firmly for a full half hour to stop bleeding. If bleeding persists, change to new gauze and continue biting firmly until the       bleeding stops
   * Do not use mouthwash for six hours after oral surgery
   * If mild bleeding occurs, hold cold salt water in the mouth until it warms to body temperature
   * Do not rinse for 12 hours. After 12 hours you may rinse with a solution of teaspoonful of salt in a glass of warm water
   * Brush your teeth as usual, but do not brush the wound
   * Take only soft, non-spicy and cold foods, if possible, for 2- 3 days
   * Avoid smoking and alcohol
   * Mild pain can be controlled with pain relieve medications as directed by our  dentist
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