Alveoplasty after oral surgery aids in the healing process when teeth are extracted.
Not all teeth extracted from alveolar bone present difficulty upon ther removal.
Most oral surgery procedures are routine in nature.
For those that are not routine, a high speed drill is required to section teeth into
The surgery may traumatize the bone on occasion.
Unevenness of underlying bone can be smoothed to facilitate the healing process.
Alveoplasty after oral surgery prepares the bone assisting the surgical site to heal.
Patients return to the healthcare team due to post operative pain.
Sharp shards of bone cause the discomfort easily treated by reducing sharp bony prominences.
After surgical procedures inflammation can be treated with warm salt water rinses and prescription
oral rinses like Peridex, used twice daily. Peridex has as an active ingredient, chlorhexidine.
Another good oral rinse is Perio Med with fluoride as its active ingredient.
Alveolasty is not to be mistaken for gingivoplasty where inflamed overgrown or unsightly tissue is trimmed, reduced to eliminate gum pockets.
A patient was seen for emergency dental care in Kansas Cty, evaluated for post operative pain in conjunction with the surgical removal of an upper right first molar.
A large carious lesion has made the tooth non-restorable. In another dental facility the patient has undergone a difficult surgical extraction.
After the removal of the tooth, the dental facility referred the patient to an oral surgeon for alveoplasty.
Wthout the procedure the surgical site will heal with difficulty.
Inflammation in the area can be greatly reduced with a prescription mouth rinse.
Keeping the patient comfortable is a feat always appreciated by those under your care.
Patents who undergo multiple extractions for the placement of full dentures are treated with alveoplasty.
Alveoplasty after oral surgery enables the patient to wear the dentures comfortably.
The lumps and bumps under the patient’s gums before alveoplasty are sharp bony prominences left behind after the removal of teeth.
It will take approximately two months for the bone to settle.
After teeth are extracted bone is continuously lost throughout life.
Knowledge that bone resorbs helps to understand why dentures are replaced or refitted over the years.
Dentures loose their fit due to the continual process of bone loss.
Tori are excess growths of bone that must be removed before the fabrication of dentures and partials.
Alveoplasty after oral surgery helps to keep the patient comfortable.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://www.dentist4you.biz