The most frequent procedure in oral surgery is tooth extraction (simple extraction, complicated extraction with stitches, surgical extraction). A dentist shall decide for tooth extraction due to different reasons: progressed periodontitis, extensive inflammatory processes at the top of the tooth root, completely or incompletely unrupted or impacted wisdom teeth, orthodontic indications, etc.
In our dental practice, oral surgery is performed by Peter TATALOVIĆ, DMD, MSc. and Gašper FORTUNA, DMD, specialised in oral surgery. Our patients are offered oral surgical procedures performed in an operating room with top equipment and under strictly controlled sterility conditions. All procedures are performed under local anaesthesia and are completely painless.
Oral surgical procedures performed in dental practice TATALOVIĆ include:
Apicoectomy or root tip resection is a surgical procedure in which the most distant part of the root in relation to the crown called the root tip is removed, together with the adjacent inflamed tissue. At the place of the removed diseased tooth a cavity remains, which is gradually filled by the organism with a scar or healthy bone. We decide for apicoectomy if the treatment of the root was unsuccessful. During the procedure, the gum and oral mucosa are cut, the bone above the change is ground off, and the inflamed tissue with the diseased tooth root tip is removed.
Alveotomy is a routine surgical procedure most commonly performed on wisdom teeth which are prevented from sprouting due to the lack of space or their abnormal position. The procedure also includes a partial removal of the surrounding bone preventing the teeth from sprouting.
Corticotomy is a surgical procedure performed on teeth which remained somewhere in the bone of the upper or lower jaw that did not sprout and are not visible in the dental row. The procedure includes a complete removal of the tooth’s bone cover, which shall additionally facilitate and accelerate its sprouting and allow its orthodontic retraction.
- ORTHODONTIC EXTRACTION OF PREMOLARS
Eye teeth may remain impacted if their normal growth path was missed. This is due to the lack of space in the jaw in which they should grow, for which two reasons exist. Firstly, the jaw may be too small for all the teeth, and secondly, milky teeth may have been lost prematurely. In such case, permanent teeth - premolars growing in front of the eye teeth shall move forward, closing the space. In certain cases, extraction of premolars may be indicated if the orthodontist has required the extraction as a part of the orthodontic therapy.
- DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants are special screws similar to a dental root made of biocompatible metals - titanium. Biocompatible materials shall completely merge with the bone and will be accepted by our body. They are implanted in the jawbone at the place of the missing tooth under local anaesthesia.
- SINUS LIFT and REPLACEMENT OF LOST BONE VOLUME (bone augmentation)
When teeth in the jaw bone have been lost, it often happens that the height of the remaining bone is not sufficient for a stable support of the dental implant. The reason may be found in the oral cavity or the sinus, which is a space filled with air in the upper jawbone, and reduces the existing amount of the bone. In order to provide a sufficient quantity of the bone for a dental implant, sinus lift should be performed, which is the only possible solution for a dental implant in this case. During the procedure, the sinus mucosa shall be lifted and replaced or added the missing bone.