What are dental operations? What is the cost at The Dental Center? - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

What are dental operations? What is the cost at The Dental Center?

Dental Procedures, Teeth are among the most sensitive and simultaneously important areas due to their functional roles, especially in speaking or eating and initiating the digestion process. Their well-being signifies the health of the human body, thus maintaining teeth from diseases and potential damages and treating them upon any dysfunction is essential. Treatment may include surgeries that restore their luster and health, which we will discuss in detail in this article.

Dental procedures

Dental procedures

Dental Procedures

Teeth may undergo various surgeries to repair their defects or fractures, ranging from tooth and wisdom tooth extractions to tissue, bone, and root removal or abscess cleaning and bacterial collection. More complex surgeries include oral cavity tumor excision or dental implants, with operations to organize and align chaotic jaw teeth being the most famous. Fracture and crack repair operations, such as repairing mouth bones and joints or cleft lip, are among the hardest. Dental cosmetics at The Dental Center include designing a customized smile to fit each individual’s features and needs, with complete attention to the details and beauty of the teeth.

What is Dental Surgery?

The mouth and teeth are highly susceptible to bacteria and fungi due to constant exposure to various food, drinks, and air laden with dust and airborne viruses, making teeth prone to decay or damage. Dental surgeries are therapeutic methods that help solve many oral health problems, making them among the most common treatment techniques. Dental surgeries always aim to restore teeth to their natural shape, appearance, and functional ability.

When Does a Doctor Resort to Dental Surgery?

Dental surgery is usually resorted to in cases with severe damage or harm to the teeth that hinder their functional performance and may cause damage to the rest of the mouth or oral cavity in general. The decision for various dental operations comes after other treatment methods have been tried and deemed inefficient in preventing damage or healing the teeth, making dental surgery the last resort or attempt to preserve the tooth structure intact.

How is preparation for dental surgery done?

How is preparation for dental surgery done?

How is Preparation for Dental Surgery Done?

  • The doctor usually conducts a thorough medical examination of the patient’s mouth before any surgery, requiring X-ray imaging to clarify all details of the mouth’s health situation.
  • The doctor reviews any health problems the patient suffers from, especially chronic diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, heart conditions, and other medications being taken.
  • The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to the patient before undergoing lengthy operations or for patients with a weak immune system or serious health issues.
  • Stopping smoking at least 24 hours before the operation.
  • Avoiding eating or drinking anything 6 to 8 hours before the operation.
  • Wearing suitable clothes for the operation, especially when undergoing intravenous anesthesia.

Surgery for Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are those that have grown in a location other than their natural one in the gum but have emerged within the gum tissue or jawbones, like wisdom teeth. This operation is carried out at three levels of risk and precision based on the degree of impaction in the oral tissue, explained as follows:

  • Impaction in gum tissue: The tooth is buried in the gum, requiring an incision to expose and remove it from the gum’s tissue filling and then closing the wound.
  • Upper part of the tooth impacted in jawbones: The upper part of the tooth is buried between the soft gum tissue and jawbones, necessitating cutting the surrounding bones to remove it, then closing the incised gum wound.
  • Fully buried tooth in jawbones: This is the most complex case due to the tooth being buried in the bones, requiring an incision in the gum, cutting parts of the bones, and breaking the tooth into small pieces for easier removal without causing severepain to the patient. You can read more about dental cosmetic surgeries through this article.
Dental surgery for pregnant women

Dental surgery for pregnant women

Dental Surgery for Pregnant Women

Hormonal changes and psychological disturbances cause many health problems for pregnant women, most famously gum and dental diseases, necessitating follow-up with a dentist for treatment without worsening the health situation or surgery in severe cases requiring surgical intervention.

In complicated cases needing surgery, for example, to remove a damaged tooth, the doctor is allowed to give the pregnant woman only local anesthesia as it’s safer compared to intravenous anesthesia or full anesthesia. Some doctors use sedatives and general anesthesia in some pregnancy cases, and it’s preferable to perform any surgery for pregnant women in the second trimester or wait until after childbirth.

Reasons for Dental Surgery in Children

Some children’s dental health requires surgical intervention, including the following cases:

  • Cases suffering from tooth decay: Mostly resulting from children consuming sweets excessively and neglecting dental hygiene, exposing them to infections then decay. You can see the shape of children’s teeth by reading this article.
  • Severe infection cases: Not treating decayed teeth can lead to worsening conditions and root infections, necessitating surgical tooth extraction.
  • Fracture and crack cases: Many children engaging in rough sports are prone to collisions with hard objects causing fractures, especially to their front teeth. Others suffer from severe accidents causing cracks in their teeth, requiring the doctor to extract teeth to prevent further complications in the mouth. Parents play a crucial role in their children’s dental health. Discover with us at The Dental Center how to maintain a bright and problem-free smile.

Instructions After Surgical Tooth Extraction

There are some medical guidelines that must be followed to ensure no serious complications or exacerbations occur afterwards, including:

  • After surgery, it’s essential not to move the jaw joints and rest them as much as possible for a few hours.
  • Avoid eating any food for the next 24 hours after the operation, sticking only to water and liquids or soft, easy-to-swallow foods that don’t require chewing.
  • Avoid using any dental cleaning products within the 24 hours following the operation, and you can use a brush and toothpaste afterwards without touching the wound area or rinsing with medical mouthwash.
  • Take the medications prescribed by the doctor on schedule to speed up healing.

What are the Risks of Dental Surgery?

Some risks may be experienced by the patient after undergoing dental surgeries, including:

  • Teeth movement and constant pain

After undergoing dental surgeries, teeth may move from their places, creating gaps between them, along with fragility and inability to perform their functions when speaking and eating. Over time, adjacent teeth may be damaged, and infection may spread in the mouth. Some medical procedures, like dental implants or installing dentures, bridges, and crowns, can treat this dysfunction.

Some cosmetic operations may cause pain even after complete healing, lasting weeks or months, so it’s essential for doctors to use the latest technologies that reduce pain during surgery.

  • Lip cracks

Surgical operations may cause changes in jaw rotation angles, affecting muscles and making it evident in their inability to perform functional tasks from chewing food to speaking and opening the mouth, or causing dry lips and cracks on their surface.

  • Gum scars and prolonged healing period

Some swelling signs in the gums or swollen areas in the oral cavity may appear but disappear on their own after some time or with medications prescribed by the doctor after surgery.

Some medications prescribed by doctors for chronic diseases like cancer and osteoporosis can delay healing after operations

and not allow the wound to heal immediately. To control this, it may be possible to request doctors to stop these medications a few days before and after the operation to avoid complications and heal the wound as soon as possible.

  • Bone necrosis and anesthesia complications

This is a pathological condition where bone and blood vessels under the affected or extracted tooth are damaged. This defect appears in cases treated with radiation in the head and neck areas.

Signs of allergy towards the general anesthetic used during surgery may appear, which are temporary and disappear a few days after the operation.

Who are the candidates for dental surgery

Who are the candidates for dental surgery

Who are the Candidates for Dental Surgery

Cases that require surgical intervention to solve complex health problems include:

  • Disorders in the overall shape of the mouth due to protruding front teeth, spaces between teeth, and their lack of uniformity in shape and size, like cases with genetic diseases or those who have experienced accidents and traumas.
  • Being over 18 years old to ensure complete bone and teeth growth, preventing any deformities afterwards.
  • Cases with impacted teeth in gum tissues or jawbones to eliminate the continuous pain caused by these teeth and prevent any damage to adjacent teeth afterwards.
  • Cases suffering from speech impediments, incorrect pronunciation, or inability to pronounce certain letters correctly, or cases with misaligned teeth size and shape.

How to Choose the Right Doctor for Dental Surgery?

One of the most important steps before surgery is choosing a doctor you trust in their expertise, efficiency, and feel comfortable with psychologically. We will present some tips for choosing a suitable doctor for dental surgeries in the following points:

  • Knowing their professional and academic experience and the certificates they have obtained.
  • Searching for the results of previous operations they have performed on the official pages of the center or clinic they work at.
  • Confirming with previous patients about their experience with them and the success of their operations, healing, and their opinions about the service at the clinic or center.
  • Agreeing with the doctor on the desired results from this operation so that they perform all procedures that help in achieving what the patient wants. We pride ourselves on offering the latest and best dental cosmetic treatments in Cairo, with a specialized team and a facility equipped with the latest technologies at The Dental Center.

What is the Approximate Cost of Dental Surgery?

Some factors may influence the cost of dental surgery, including:

  • The nature of the surgical operation and the medical devices used in its therapeutic techniques.
  • The cost of medical examinations required before the operation.
  • The anesthesia used in different operations, whether it’s general or local, and sedatives.
  • The doctor’s experience and the efficiency of the medical team assisting them.
  • The medications prescribed by the doctor after the operation.

These factors can determine the cost of any type of surgical operation. Based on this, some operations may cost between 5000 and 8000 Egyptian pounds like a tooth implant operation, and the cost of installing fixed teeth ranges between 2000 and 3850 Egyptian pounds. You can learn about the cost of dental implants in Egypt through this link.

How Long Does Dental Surgery Take?

The time required by the doctor to complete any surgical operation depends on the health situation and medical history of the case, which determines the necessary procedures for it and treating all problems it suffers from, along with the nature of each operation and its steps differing from another. Based on this, we will mention the duration for the most famous dental surgeries in the following lines:

  • Wisdom tooth extraction takes about an hour and a half.
  • Impacted tooth surgery takes 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Jaw adjustment is among the longest dental surgeries, requiring two to five hours to successfully complete and overcome all its difficulties.
  • Dental implant surgery may take about an hour or less.

Is Dental Surgery Dangerous?

No, dental surgical operations are not dangerous but essential to solve many serious problems that cause complications and exacerbations later. However, if the operation is performed by a doctor with relatively less professional experience, some problems like infections, especially around the wound or failure to form a blood clot at the wound to stop bleeding, leading to continuous bleeding and non-healing of the wound, and exposure of the bone tissue of the affected area, may occur.

When Does the Gum Heal After Surgery

Following certain guidelines and instructions after surgery, if fully adhered to, ensures healing within a week or two at most, especially when consistently using dental and mouthwash containing hyaluronic acid, which accelerates wound repair and healing.

Best Medical Centers for Dental Treatment and Cosmetics

The Dental Center is among the most popular medical centers in recent years due to its good reputation earned from positive patient outcomes and high-quality medical service. The center’s advantages include:

  • Hosting some of the most skilled doctors in the Arab world with numerous international certificates.
  • Medically trained teams at the highest level of professionalism and craftsmanship.
  • Modern and advanced therapeutic, cosmetic, and surgical techniques.
  • The latest medical devices and tools used in the field of dentistry.
  • World-class sterilization and infection control methods.
  • Offers and discounts on many medical services provided.
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