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Hard tissue surgery in the field of dentistry involves the manipulation or treatment of the hard tissues of the oral cavity

HARD TISSUE SURGERY

What is a hard tissue surgery?

Hard tissue surgery in the field of dentistry involves the manipulation or treatment of the hard tissues of the oral cavity, predominantly the teeth and the jawbone. These procedures include a variety of surgical interventions, from simple tooth extractions to more complex procedures like bone grafting and placement of dental implants.

 

Root canal therapy is another example of hard tissue surgery where the infected pulp tissue inside a tooth is removed and replaced with a filling material. Hard tissue surgeries are often necessary when decay, injury, or disease affects the structural integrity of the teeth or jawbone.

In particular, hard tissue surgeries such as bone grafting play a crucial role in preparing patients for dental implants. In cases where the jawbone isn't thick enough or is too soft, a bone graft can create a more solid base for the implant.

 

Other hard tissue surgeries like apicoectomy or root-end resection are used to treat infection in the bony area around the end of your tooth that continues after root canal therapy. Overall, hard tissue surgeries are integral in maintaining and restoring oral health, enabling dentists to repair and save teeth that have been affected by trauma or disease.

WHY do you need hard tissue surgery?

  • Excessive Tooth Decay, Infection, and Orthodontic Needs: Oral surgery, such as tooth extraction, may be necessary in cases of severe tooth decay, infections, or orthodontic treatments like braces. Extraction helps address issues related to overcrowding, delayed eruption of permanent teeth, and facilitates orthodontic adjustments.

  • Braces and Tooth Removal: Individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces may require tooth extraction to create space for proper alignment. This strategic removal supports the effectiveness of orthodontic procedures and ensures optimal results.

  • Medical Treatments and Compromised Teeth: Patients undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy or preparing for organ transplants may need compromised teeth extracted to maintain oral health. Removing compromised teeth helps prevent complications and infections during medical treatments.

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that are impacted, causing pain, infections, or dental problems, often require surgical extraction. This common oral surgery alleviates discomfort and prevents further complications associated with wisdom tooth impaction.

  • Retained Root Pieces and Fractured Teeth: Oral surgery becomes necessary if there are retained root pieces or fractured teeth. Extraction of these compromised teeth ensures the removal of potential sources of infection and supports overall oral health.

  • Cysts or Tumors: Presence of cysts or tumors in the mouth may require surgical removal. Oral surgery is essential for addressing these abnormalities, preventing further growth, and ensuring the health of surrounding tissues.

  • Jaw Fractures: Accidents resulting in jaw fractures may necessitate oral surgery for stabilization and proper alignment. Surgical intervention helps restore the functionality and structural integrity of the jaw.

  • Dental Implants for Missing Teeth: Oral surgery is crucial for placing dental implants in cases of missing teeth. This procedure involves the surgical implantation of artificial tooth roots to support prosthetic teeth, providing a stable and natural-looking solution for tooth replacement.

  • Chronic Infection after Endodontic Treatment: In cases of persistent infection around the roots of endodontically treated teeth, oral surgery, such as apicoectomy, may be required. This procedure involves removing the infected portion of the tooth's root to eliminate the source of infection.

Understanding the diverse reasons for oral surgery emphasizes the importance of timely intervention for maintaining oral health, addressing specific dental concerns, and ensuring optimal overall well-being.

 

The Hard Tissue Surgery PROCESS at Studio Aesthetique:

  1. Comprehensive Medical History: Before initiating any hard tissue surgery at Studio Aesthetique, a thorough assessment of the patient's complete medical history is conducted. This step ensures a comprehensive understanding of the patient's health condition and any potential factors that might influence the surgical procedure.

  2. Diagnostic Scans, X-rays, and Blood Tests: Prior to the surgery, recommended diagnostic procedures include scans, X-rays, and blood tests. These diagnostic tools provide essential insights into the oral and overall health, aiding in the precise planning and execution of the surgical intervention.

  3. Expert Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Hard tissue surgeries at Studio Aesthetique are performed by experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. These specialists bring a high level of expertise to the surgical procedures, ensuring optimal outcomes. The surgical procedure is conducted under local anesthesia, and patients have the option of nitrous oxide sedation for added comfort.

  4. Incorporation of PRF (Plasma Rich Fibrin): Studio Aesthetique incorporates Plasma Rich Fibrin (PRF) into various oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth extractions, tooth extractions, implants, bone grafts, and sinus lifts. PRF is utilized to expedite the healing process by stimulating the body's natural processes. This includes faster closure of soft tissues (gums) around the surgical site.

  5. PRF Centrifugation Process: The PRF procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, similar to a routine clinic sample. This blood is then centrifuged to concentrate healing molecules, forming a clot in the test tube. The resulting PRF clot can be used independently, mixed into bone grafts, or applied as a protective covering for the surgical site.

  6. Enhanced Healing and Soft Tissue Closure: PRF accelerates the healing of the surgical site and promotes faster closure of soft tissues (gums). This innovative approach contributes to a more efficient recovery process and improved overall outcomes for patients undergoing hard tissue surgeries.

  7. Patient-Centric Approach: Recognizing the genuine fears and concerns patients may have regarding surgical treatments, Studio Aesthetique adopts a patient-centric approach. With modern pain management techniques, patients experience minimal discomfort during and after surgical procedures. This commitment to patient comfort ensures a more positive and reassuring surgical experience.

 

The combination of advanced diagnostic tools, experienced surgical professionals, and innovative techniques, such as PRF incorporation, underscores Studio Aesthetique's commitment to delivering high-quality and patient-focused hard tissue surgery outcomes.

BENEFITS of Hard Tissue Surgeries:

1. Restorative: Hard tissue surgeries can restore the form and function of teeth that have been damaged by decay, injury, or disease. 

2. Bone Preservation: Procedures like bone grafting can help to fortify and preserve the jawbone, maintaining its structure and integrity.

3. Improved Oral Health: By treating conditions like tooth decay and gum disease, hard tissue surgeries can significantly improve overall oral health.

4. Pain Relief: Many hard tissue surgeries, such as root canal therapy, alleviate pain and discomfort caused by dental infections and diseases.

5. Dental Implant Preparation: Bone grafts can prepare the mouth for the successful placement of dental implants, providing a strong and stable foundation.

6. Enhanced Appearance: Hard tissue surgeries can improve the aesthetics of the smile, rebuilding damaged teeth and correcting jawbone abnormalities.

7. Prevents Further Damage: These surgeries can prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw, stopping the progression of dental diseases and guarding against potential complications.

8. Increased Tooth Lifespan: By treating the hard tissues of the teeth, these procedures can increase the lifespan of the teeth, reducing the need for extractions.

Hard tissue surgery in the field of dentistry involves the manipulation or treatment of the hard tissues of the oral cavity
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