Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral surgery does not necessarily mean dental surgery but can be required for an array of reasons. It’s definitely not the easiest surgery you could get, depending on your problem’s gravity. Oral surgeries can range from simple tooth extraction to jaw reconstruction surgery. Here we list down some of the most common oral surgeries and what to expect from them:

Tooth Extraction:

This is the most common dental surgery. How the doctor removes your tooth depends on how much of your tooth is already exposed. If your tooth is completely above the gum line, it’s easier to extract and be removed using just forceps. However, like in the case of wisdom teeth, if most of it is yet to erupt, you will require surgical extraction. Such extractions are usually followed by stitches to close up the wound.

Dental Implants:

This surgery is more common with older people who lose their teeth with age or with young adults who lose their teeth by some accident. The dentist takes a mold to take the shape of your gum and create a tooth just like the one previously there. The crown is then fitted in the mouth with some metal bars inserted in the gum to create a strong foundation. These wires will get infused with the gums over time. This is a good option for those looking for a more permanent, longer-term solution.

Jaw Surgery:

If your jaw isn’t properly aligned, it can cause many problems other than the fact that it does not look good. Jaw surgery is a little more invasive than the ones mentioned earlier as it involves moving the jaw bones for lengthening or shortening the jaw resulting in an improved appearance. The surgery requires at least six weeks healing period and up to 12 weeks for healing completely. Cayo dental in Kandy is one of the best dental clinics in Sri Lanks, specializing in perfecting the jaw and giving you a perfect smile.

Reconstructive Surgery:

When a person ends up with injuries inside the mouth or their teeth are knocked out in case of accidents, reconstruction surgery is usually required. The procedures range from replacing missing or damaged teeth to jawbones, gum damage, and so on.


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