Maxillofacial Surgery Stachus Munich
Maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty that deals with the functional and aesthetic and aesthetic treatment of the oral and maxillofacial region. Thereby diseases, deformities, injuries and changes in the shape of the teeth, oral cavity and jaws. In the following sections we explain everything you need to know about the subject of maxillofacial surgery.
Overview: What do you need to know about wisdom teeth?
The professional removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common oral surgery procedures. In the past, wisdom tooth surgeries were considered difficult and painful, but thanks to modern dental surgical procedures, these times have long been a thing of the past. In addition wisdom teeth, which have grown straight and completely, can be extracted like any other tooth without much effort.
When is the removal of a wisdom tooth necessary?
Some wisdom teeth do not need to be removed at all. However, an operation is necessary if they are severely affected by caries, cause problems due to their position, and exert pressure on the neighboring teeth. This can lead to undesirable tooth displacements and even to a misalignment of the teeth or malpositioning of the teeth. In addition, there is a risk that neighboring tooth roots may be damaged.
What do I have to pay attention to after the operation?
Local anesthesia is usually sufficient for the procedure – even if several wisdom teeth are extracted in one day. To optimally support the healing process, you should take care of a few things afterwards:
- To minimize the swelling of the cheeks, wrap cold packs in a towel and use it to cool the affected areas of the face
- Refrain from sports for about two weeks: physical exertion increases blood pressure and can thus cause secondary bleeding. You should also refrain from visiting the sauna and solarium for the time being.
- Do not smoke until the wound is finally healed
- Refrain from eating solid food for the first few hours after surgery to prevent pain when chewing.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages as they inhibit blood clotting.
Overview: What is apicoectomy surgery?
If the problem of an inflamed tooth root cannot be solved with root canal treatment, a root apex resection is performed. This procedure is necessary when inflammation has spread to the tip of the root. The result is severe pain and the formation of pus and abscesses. If these problems are not treated, the infection can spread to the jawbone. In order to stop the inflammation and preserve the tooth, an root apex resection is performed. The inflamed root tip and the surrounding tissue are gently removed.
In some circumstances, jaw cysts may also form in the jaw space. These often round cavities fill with fluid and then cause an unpleasant pressure pain. They too must be
removed by a special procedure.
How long does an apicoectomy take and what should be done afterwards?
As a rule, the surgical procedure lasts about 30 minutes – depending on the individual initial situation of the patient. Afterwards, you can leave the practice. To support wound healing you should take it easy on yourself and avoid coffee, tea, alcohol and smoking.
Are you in pain or do you have further questions? Then call us and make an appointment for your personal consultation appointment. We look forward to welcoming you soon in our practice!