Oral and maxillofacial surgery can be divided into soft tissue and hard tissue operations. Soft tissue operations include treating diseases such as cysts in the gums or mouth, gingivitis, wounds and lesions in the gums or soft tissues in the mouth and jaw area, and treating congenital or accident-related clefts in the lip and palate.
In contrast, hard tissue disorders in maxillofacial surgery are more diverse. Most cases involve the following hard tissue problems: normal and surgical tooth extraction, detection and removal of impacted teeth, dental implants, treatment of jaw dislocations and fractures, treatment of jaw joints, treatment of dental infections and caries, treatment of maxillary sinus complications related to teeth and jaw, and pre-prosthetic surgical interventions to make the ground suitable for prosthesis.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Surgical extractions, particularly wisdom tooth extraction, are among the most common procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery. When a wisdom tooth cannot erupt properly and causes symptoms such as severe pain or abscess, surgical extraction is often necessary. Although the thought of this procedure may cause fear and anxiety, with the right surgical approach and anesthesia, it can be easily managed.