Minor oral surgery refers to a category of dental or oral surgical procedures that are relatively simple and typically performed in a dental office or oral surgery clinic. These procedures are considered “minor” in comparison to more complex surgeries like major oral or maxillofacial surgeries. Minor oral surgery can be performed by a dentist, oral surgeon, or maxillofacial surgeon, depending on the specific procedure and its complexity.
Common examples of minor oral surgery procedures include:
- Tooth Extractions: The removal of a single tooth or multiple teeth. This can include wisdom teeth removal, which is a common minor oral surgery.
- Dental Implant Placement: The surgical placement of dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots used to support dental prosthetics like crowns or dentures.
- Biopsies: Removal of a small tissue sample for diagnostic purposes, often to investigate suspicious oral lesions or growths.
- Gum Surgery: Procedures to treat gum disease, such as gingival flap surgery or gum grafting.
- Pre-prosthetic Surgery: Minor surgical procedures to prepare the mouth for the placement of dental prosthetics like dentures or bridges.
- Frenectomy: The removal or modification of a small fold of tissue, such as the lingual frenulum (beneath the tongue) or labial frenulum (between the upper lip and gums).
- Treatment of Oral Cysts or Abscesses: Surgical drainage or removal of fluid-filled cysts or abscesses within the oral cavity.
Minor oral surgery procedures are typically performed with local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, ensuring patient comfort during the surgery. In some cases, patients may also receive sedation to help them relax.
While these surgeries are considered minor, they still require a skilled and experienced oral surgeon or dentist to perform them safely and effectively. Patients undergoing minor oral surgery will receive pre-operative and post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process and minimize any potential complications. Smileway Dental Clinic Subang Jaya and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone. To know more about Minor Oral Surgery Procedures, do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment for a consultation