Crown lengthening is a dental procedure which involves the removal of gum tissue, bone or both to expose a greater height of your tooth structure. It is normally done by a periodontist to increase a restoration’s retention or to improve the esthetics of your gums. Crown lengthening can be done on one tooth, or to several teeth and the total surgery time will depend upon how many teeth are involved. Continue reading
Oral Surgery is a branch of dentistry focusing on invasive procedures like complicated tooth extractions, elimination of infections within the soft tissues and bone and management of traumatic injuries to the head. Traumatic injuries can be injuries to the teeth and the facial bones. Trauma to the head is a serious medical condition and is outside the scope of oral surgery. Such cases are referred to hospitals, not the oral surgery clinics. Oral surgery is also known as oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Oral surgery clinics are mostly situated in major hospitals as road traffic accident victims or cancer patients are frequently referred to the oral surgery department. Oral surgery patients can be an emergency case or even treated on an appointment basis.