Minor Oral Surgical Procedures

Often the concept of ‘surgery’ results in fear and panic amongst most dental patients as they immediately imagine drills, sharp instruments and a scary loss of blood. However, this is really not the case! Oral surgeries have advanced in leaps and bounds in the past decade. From long painful sessions, dental surgery has now evolved to quick and pain-free procedures, with minimal time required for healing after the procedure. The range of oral surgical procedures performed in a dental office can range from removal of a 3rd molar (Wisdom Tooth), to gum associated surgeries, management of trauma, removal of oral pathological and non pathological lesions and any procedures associated with implant / denture placement. This section throws light upon common queries regarding oral surgical procedures and associated patient information for the same.

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Tooth Extraction

What does tooth extraction mean?


What is excision?

Removal of Cyst

Why should a cyst be enucleated?

Dry Socket

What is dry socket?

Trismus (Difficulty in opening the mouth)

What is trismus? (Difficulty in Mouth Opening)

Anesthesia and Sedation

What does anesthesia and sedation mean?

Anxiety during Surgical procedure

Anxiety before surgery- recognizing the symptoms